Tag: Shaolin Temple

Drink and Defend. Master that Drive. Drunk.

Ways Martial in Our World. Legends so and say many. Martial Ways consist of Unique, Innovative, Adaptive Techniques and Methods. Methods+Concepts. Concepts that accentuate Your present Capabilities. Capable enough to Seek and Search for that Extra Cup. Of Knowledge. Knowledge not forgot when indisposed, Drunk, disorderly. Ordered, presented. Herein. The Masterful Drunken Ways. 5 Monkey Styles. Served Ups. In Full.

 

Following The Ways of The Drunken Master is not easy. Apart

from the Drinking bit thereof. Therein then and after. These Ways

bend and sway in Ways more so. So more unusual

is the consistent

Top-Ups too. To Keep in Top Gear. Drunkenly Defending. Self.

 

Cheers.

 

DIDN’T WANT TO HURT HIM… SO… DIDN’T… THINK I NEED… ANOTHER DRINK PLEASE…

 

To

Drink

and Defend.

Master that Drive.

Drunk,..

can in deed be Hard Work indeed. In the Annals

and Chronicles.

Of Yore. Martial Techniques can be found in

many Ways. Ways

 

that mimic Movements, Attitudes, Postures,

Approaches. Of

an Idealised Object/Creature. Many Animal Forms

and/or Styles within many Martial Arts. Arts

 

of Drunkenness too. To

 

Just Following Those Ways…

 

simply and so understand the Hows

of this Art

is straightforward. Straight

as an Arrow and Focused You

MIND MUST BE... Whilst

 

Your BODY… Parties. On and Ons. Drunkenly.

 

That’s the Hard bit. Thereof. Herein too. To

and for. For

the purposes of Research and Alls that

jazzy stuff… i, Shiro

are Drinking. Drinking NOW. As i so writ. Hard

stuff so nomened

 

cos it’s liquidy soft, actually according to

My Senses of Finger.

 

What’s Got… These Guys All Out Of Shape.?.

 

Though tastes, bites pretty hard i, Shiro do, does

agree. There. With that.

On My Tongue. Also

 

Key Herein is this;

THINK… Then Drink…

AND Keep Thinking;..

Becoming The Flow…

 

The Our World. Legends according to the Drunken Masters.

 

Awareness is a State of Mind engendered when One

contemplates Arts of Self-Defence. As One Thinks of

Survival instinctively and flowing within, One sees merit

for applying common sensical, basic approaches.

 

The Act of Being... Drunk.

A Mind and Body State the Majority of Us Adults

 

have gone through. Go through

 

 

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in Drunkenness.

A Loss and Lack. Of Control ensues.

Of some and many Personality Characteristics.

 

Separation of Body + Mind... incomplete.

No Drunken… Master. Therein. That Glassy eyed View.

 

A Pair Of… Drunken Masters.?.

 

The Ancient Chinese Masters who Originated such Systems well

understood the Connection ‘tween Alcohol

and Violence In Our World. Legends Tell Tales so. Thus

When an Ego is so inflated and emboldened all

pretence of Civility disappears. Goes. Aways. Thus

 

To IMPRESS upon the Mind therefore the usual Civil Niceties.

The Kata and Forms of the Drunken Ways are ALWAYS Led

into with sufficient Prep, Intro. Attached. The Techniques

are not whimsical,..

 

following still the proper Respect of Tradition.

 

Monkeying Arounds:

The Slide-Show.

 

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The emphasis is on Fluidity, Flexibility, Flowing Movements.

Each Showing/Highlighting a Change in Tactics/Response.

 

These are clearly tied to the Main Principles of such Systems

and the Unity of the Philosophies relating to Self-Defence.

 

Reflecting a (…GODAI... )

5 Element Concept.

 

5 Main Variations of The

Monkeying Ways:

 

  • Tall
  • Wooden
  • Stone
  • Lost
  • Drunk

 

This Fighter Waters Down Every Drink. It Takes.

 

  • Tall: Styles include less of the Tumbling arounds and mores of

the Upper Body Level Combat Work combined with Pressure Point Targeting.

 

  • Wooden: Styles include mores of the Grappling Combat Applications,

Techniques and Methods. Direct, Focused, almost Angry in Approach.

 

  • Stone: Styles include mores of the Solid Defensive Works and Stances/Forms.

Upright, resilient, balanced, rigid and strong. Vital Areas Targeted.

 

  • Lost: As is. An Art of strange,

almost awkward confused meanderings and Movements

which unleashes the Blocks, Strikes, Counters from surprising Directions/Timing.

 

This Fighter simply Drinks. No Water taken.

 

With;..

The 5 Guiding Movement/Principles
of The Drunken Arts:

 

  • Movement must be Unusual, Unpredictable, Upset the Opponent.
  • Movement must Blind, Bluff, Fake and Feint.
  • Movement must Scare, Surprise, Frighten the Opponent.
  • Movement must Negate and Counter Attacks.
  • Movement must be Drunkenly Deceptive, Disruptive.

 

  • The Drunken Ways involve Flexible, Responsive, Flowing

Movements, with a somewhat wobbly, wonky...

Spring in Your Step. Staggering

 

 

in such Ways during such Actions;..

thus becomes an Added Power. Momentum Gathers.

That then. Falls per se. On and To Your Oppo.

Crashing through.

 

Combining a Focused Intent and MindSet

that is. Is that

of Survival, Self-Defence… through and for…

 

ALLs Your Ways. Of Life. And

Partying Ons as well. Well as

adding Fitness, Flexibility (... Body + Mind…),

New Techniques that Flow.

 

To and for. Your Repertoire.

 

Memories…

 

In Our World. Legends from those of the Martial Monkey King

have oft impressed, surprised

and entertained. The confusing actions, rolls and tumbles, falls and

spills abound. Techniques that surprise with style and direction. Students

are very relaxed, intentionally reminded and taught to be so. Even when

 

applying very strong and powerful actions. Fast

and efficient flowing, furious at times.

Smooth yet stuttered, upsetting concentration and focus of Opponent.

 

The Monkey Movements so mimicked are brought forward with the

appropriate Facial Features contorted too. To ape in deed such Animal

Ways as well. Well as. One must... look the part. Even if alcoholised. To

 

the Max. Cheers and Hic. Hoorays. To that.

 

The Drunken Master… View of Our World. Legends All. UpsHic…

 

Other Natures of the Our World Drunken Styles

also can be found within Arts Martial

such as HUNG FUT

with the “…Drunken Immortal…” Forms therein.

 

Hung Fut also has a “...Left-Hand Fighting Form…”

for the ambidextrous. Of Us.

 

ZUI QUANThe Drunken Fist… is another, so drunk and steeped

in such Ways.

A Combo of exotic WU-SHU and KUNG FU.

 

Combative Strikes and related Actions smoothly hide behind unsteady

Drunk like swaying Moves/Techniques.

Hand Postures oft resemble Cup Holding or Pouring Positions.

Acrobatic Techniques are also incorporated into stumbling,

staggering Steps, Leaps, Rolls, Tumbles.

 

Unorthodox. Great Visual Appeal as well. Well as

 

Some Kung. Fu. That’s some thing… Ups n Coming Your Ways… Burpsies.

 

Basically… When and If You...

Get Wired with Wine.

In That Mind and Body State;..

When Defence required:

 

Think Outside that Box. Just Flow.

Aways.

Survive.

 

Hangovers… optional.

 

The Aftereffects.?.

 

Mastering Drunk Drinking…

Feel more so than foolishly Drunk on emo.

Do Share. Herein.

 

Those Times, Places of indiscretion.

When so Full of Good Cheer... You…

did so Well and Good. Worth a Cheer. That was.

 

A Foolish Moment… that

You So Mastered. Then… or

 

Just Spilled Such Joys,.. All Arounds.

 

Cheers,.. Kanpai,.. Salute.

 

 

Our World Legends.

Be One.

 

Enjoy Life.

Simply Enjoy.

 

Stay Aware. As well, well as.

 

…Molte Grazie…

 

Next... Our World Legends… Journey Ons, with that;..

Taking the Pith. Testing the Waters.

 

Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..

i, Shiro that is.

With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.

 

To Be So Writ. Herein.

 

 

Till next…

 

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow. The Legends. Uncut.

Hair and more precisely… the lack of and cutting of… thereof… is Shiro’s latest seek and search. Travelling through time… vis History… and Herstory… too. Where from our beliefs shaped and styled.?. About HAIR… that is.!. We stop by several olden Our World Legends and Traditions from around our Earth who sharply speak of such matters… well… a lil’ short anyway.

 

A PEDESTAL. THE GODDESS. FIRST ON… HEREIN.

 

The Cutting of Hair and Head Shaving oft follows the dictates of Culture, Tradition, Choice, Religion and even Medicine.

Taken for granted.

 

Symbolically,.. perhaps physically… too.

 

 

With such as the renowned Shaolin Temple continuing the Tradition.

My…

…Hair Today,..

…Gone Tomorrow.

 

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May well be so indeed it seems.

The Legends. Uncut.

and herein;..

…sharpen and broaden our perspective on the History… and Herstory… too.

 

The Mystery,.. humble or not so…

…of our Head of Hair.

In and of,.. several of Our World Legends.

 

TORNADO TOLERANCE TRAINING O KUNOICHI.?. OR JUST… FEELING THE WIND UNDER THY WINgggss…?… WTFRICK… YOUR WINGS JUST BLEW OFF…!!! FUN. WORDPLAY. Herein…

 

HAIR.

THE FOLLICLE.

THE FACTS;..

 

Hair is dead per se.

Cannot reproduce,.. though somewhat absorbent.

Can be turned into a fertiliser for slow growing Plant-life… sort of.

 

Loves eggs and beer absorption though,..

…whilst still attached.

 

When such emo attachments as Fear, Surprise or the Flee-or-Fight Mode triggered…

…it stands to attention and quivers… too.

 

A ” …chill…” will cause similar:..

The muscle;..

…arrestor pili…” (…the “…erector of hair…“),..

…tugs at the follicle raising a tiny mound of flesh in the process.

 

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Like a seedling and soil,.. follicle/shaft and skin.

 

Wet hair can be  stretched over 50% in length before breakage.

 

Will act as a slight cushion,.. a protective layer for the skull.

Will aid insulation… a lil’.

Alerts and registers the slightest skin touch.

 

Help shade and protect eyes… lips too.

Dust filter action in nose and ears.

Channel sweat away from eyes and sensitive areas.

 

Can increase it’s length to a mtr+… in time.

 

In days of yore along with other sources,..

…our hair was also used in Cultural/Weaponry Forms applicable.

 

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FROM HAIRY TO HOARY…

Oft plentiful by Birth.

Foetal hair growth aft. approx. 3 mths.

 

4 Types of Hair-growth.

  • Lanugo : growth diminish prior to Birth.
  • Lanugo 2 : growth diminish app. 3 mths. after Birth.
  • Vellus : …hangs around… as long as YOU.
  • Terminal : …varied…

 

LANUGO’s are… Baby Hairs per se.

VELLUS is the fine, downy hair we all have… mostly… all over.

TERMINAL is the norm Head (+other areas) of Hair.

 

Type decided by area, requirement, age and so forth.

Fineness/Thickness decided by diameter/shape of follicle.

 

Follicle Growth Pattern…(even/non-even),..

…decides straight/curly-wavy.

O KUNOICHI… YOUR FOLLICLES ARE QUITE STRAIGHT… AND TO THE POINT IT SEEMS… CARE FOR A CROP.?. CROP CIRCLE COLLECTION THAT IS… Herein. The Mystery. The Slide-show.

Puberty and associated changes,..

…changes the Hair properties and development…

…to more strategic areas applicable.

 

Dandruff is mainly scalp skin dying off,.. skin shedding per se.

Normal ‘cept when in overdrive vis puberty,..

…skin inflammation/issues and other causes.

 

Many causes of Hair loss including aging, chemicals, medical procedures, diet changes, skin conditions and so forth.

Oh…

 

…Scissors… too.

 

The Pursuit of… Knowledge… can be Dangerous… ask a Scientist,.. The Oracle… too. The Legend. Herein.

 

LONG + LEGENDARY… OR KNOT…

 

Excepting and aside the RAPUNZEL (Longer Hair=ESCAPE…) Type Legends;

…the majority involve Scissors and a dramatic…

…and major Haircut.

 

Trims… not so much.

 

A Beheading… also.

 

  • Joining the Military :
  • Max Trim… stubble basically.
  • Scissored doing join-up procedures.
  • Traditional… slight Medical.
  • Novice/Newbie/Grunt approach
  • Maintains conformity and sameness also.

 

  • Samson v Delilah :
  • Long Hair symbolising Strength yielding to the Feminine.
  • Delilah scissored it during the night.
  • Philistines took advantage… till it grew back.
  • Poor Philistines.
  • Samson refused another Trim.
  • Tore down the Temple… collapsing on the Philistines,..
  • …Samson… too. Hair today… gone ‘moro it seems.

 

  • Salome v John :
  • Megalomaniacs… seems… there’s always 1.
  • Salome + co. wanted more than just Johnboy’s Hair.
  • HIS HEAD…
  • … ON A PLATTER.
  • Hopefully… not done with Scissors.
  • She danced for the King… swayed hips…+ swayed him.
  • Got to make a request.
  • Poor John. A Platter.
  • White Coat with Straps,.. a Strait… indeed,..
  • …for hip swaying Salome ta much.

 

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  • The Shaven Head type;

Such Olden Traditions as per the Shaolin, Buddhists and several Religious Orders require sacrificing to the Scissor and Shaver.

The shave can be total or just a section… such as a Tonsure. The reasonings are similar to the Military ascribed earlier. Along with applicable Clothing this can enhance…

  • A new beginning/novice.
  • A sense of equality, sameness, conformity etc.
  • Humility… of ego and so forth.
  • A surrender to applicable Vows.
  • A surrender to the Divine potential.

 

  • The SMART…  Beard..!?..
  • …aka… The Wisdom Beard.

So,.. How do you know an Ancient Queen was smart.?.

  1. Our World Legends… tell you so… and/or…
  2. Her Portfolio Pics include facial hair.
  • At a certain time and place… in Ancient Egypt
  • A Beard… meant an IQ in overdrive.
  • All geniuses grew one… or had one made.
  • As a Symbol.
  • Of a Hairy and Hoary Wisdom indeed,..
  • …in deed and in fact… too.

 

NIKKŌ is simply unforgettable. Uniquely situated linking Nature and City. NIKKO. The LEGENDS. The TEMPLES. The RED GATE. FESTIVAL OF THE BOW. The BRIDGE. The… RAIN… too. photocredit/thanks:wallpaperbetter

 

  • A FINAL… CUT.
  • THE… FINAL CUT.

 

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Till next…