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Martial Arts Topics / Fighting Crime
« on: September 07, 2004, 11:17:34 AM »
Always well worth remembering that any gadget or device brought forth to give the police an edge, will be in the hands of crooks the moment it is available.

Which is why I have a number of concerns about how this new item is going to wind up being used.

A *civilian* Taser?  I didn't know that civilians went around arresting people in trained groups, backed up with firearms, batons, and dogs...which is the millieu that a Taser is most effective in.  


Martial Arts Topics / Some of you guys might want to see this.
« on: July 29, 2004, 11:42:16 PM »
It loaded a blank page...I'll try again later.

Martial Arts Topics / Pulling Out of Iraq... WTF?
« on: July 15, 2004, 06:51:21 AM »
Both Bart and Marc make good points, and at the end of the day, it is President Arroyo's job to make a very tough decision that will resonate inside her country long after it is forgotten in the US.

Martial Arts Topics / Michael Moore's new movie
« on: July 13, 2004, 08:46:20 PM »
Yeah, the movie is very effective, and overall a slick package.

And ultimately it should be up to each individual to do their own research on the matter..

For example, I knew when Moore started the 'sign *your* kids up for the war' segment that it was completely bogus.

A little more digging shows Tanner to be a Democrat, and an outspoken critic of the war, who besides being a Navy veteran himself, has only grown kids (not that you can sign your unwilling minor kids up for combat anyway).

So Moore uses the tools of the filmmaker, which are basically those used to create illusions, (including cries of censorship) and gets his point across.

Martial Arts Topics / Michael Moore's new movie
« on: July 13, 2004, 04:49:20 PM »
Given the huge profits being generated by this movie plus the free internet downloads, and I think Moore' claims that people are being denied access to his movie ring very hollow.

Martial Arts Topics / Pulling Out of Iraq... WTF?
« on: July 13, 2004, 03:14:49 PM »
"Michael? Is that you?"


Seriously, the comments about giving in to the demands of kidnappers are universal, and transcend partisan agit-prop...the concern should be over the lives of individuals held hostage now and in the future, not about scoring points in a debate over politics.

And I agree with those who suggest that giving into the demands of kidnappers, no matter what their ideology or rationale, is not always such a good idea.

Martial Arts Topics / the black book
« on: June 10, 2004, 05:01:33 AM »
Hi, all:

Sorry, after posting I did find out that there was a 3rd book on knife techniques, which I don't recall reading when his stuff first came out.

Martial Arts Topics / the black book
« on: June 05, 2004, 08:33:59 PM »
Are you talking about the O'Hara paperback with the green cover?
IIRC there was nothing all that unusual in that text...wasn't it pretty standard Hwarang knife defenses?
And given the number of readily available books on guns, etc. in print, what exactly would qualify as 'too deadly' to print?

Martial Arts Topics / Women and the breakdown of discipline
« on: May 25, 2004, 09:50:43 AM »
"... That sexual misconduct and pregnancy has increased due to mixed-gendered units/ranks/what-have-you "

And I'm not so sure that we can point to increased pregnancies as indicating there was less sexual misconduct before women were allowed to serve onboard ships.

While it is true that prior to that time, no one got pregnant from being shown the golden rivet, it doesn't mean nothing untoward was happening.


Martial Arts Topics / Women and the breakdown of discipline
« on: May 18, 2004, 10:32:00 AM »
"Let's take a look at these variables"

Tiny has already used one of the standard tests for variables.
If you remove it, does the situation change significantly?

And in the case of women in warfare, without women in combat were there war crimes, cowardice, etc? When women went into combat, did these things change drastically?

Seems like the answers should allow us to observe that war is what it is, and those involved in warfare are more likely be influenced by war, than to change war itself.


Martial Arts Topics / Women and the breakdown of discipline
« on: May 16, 2004, 05:23:29 AM »
When the US Navy first went coed aboard ship, the official line was that there had been no cases of unauthorized sexual conduct during the first cruise, and yet no explanation was provided for the pregnant female sailors that popped up.

People have sex. People ignore regulations. People screw up. Even military people.  Even our military people.

Yeah, it would be far better if things like this didn't happen, but to expect them not to happen is perhaps as naive as those Navy officials...certainly as naive as expecting those in charge of large organizations to not only know about, but have absolute control over all the actions of every member of their group.

The military (and law enforcement, and the church, and the schools, and the martial arts...) is made up of people...full of good intentions, and capable of failing to live up those good intentions at every turn.

So the realistic thing to focus on, is whether any meaningful changes get made which address the factors that allowed this particular problem to get out of hand.

Sadly enough, far too many police officers get their information on the law from poorly remembered and abbreviated classes, often by word of mouth, and from various other less than useful sources (and yes, there are exceptions, there are officers who do know the latest and best info) some cases the LEO's perception of what is legal is based on whether or not their last similar case was bounced out of court.
Also consider that their job is filtered though lenses which favor the government's right to prohibit inbdividuals from doing certain things. In many cases the courts have come along and specifically said that people have the right to do things long held to be illegal by cops and by legislators...

The result is that you just can't count on any given officer to explain what your individual rights are...Advice from an attorney who has won several such cases would be a better bet as to what you can and can't carry, or do, or say.

However, if you don't want to be a test case  :shock:   I would suggest that any legal encounters with police acting properly should be limited to 'Yes thanks', No thanks', and 'Am I free to go now?' 8)


Martial Arts Topics / Mental state
« on: February 05, 2004, 11:49:17 AM »
Training has to be taken as training...if we want to advance beyond the point we are at today.
Just re-enacting a life or death situation in your mind, and applying your current skills as though it were the street, is IMHO a limited training method, although there comes a time where training should deal realistically with adrenaline pumping. taking a hit, etc.

Notice that people who train for combat firearms don't *start* their training by opening up on everyone else at the pistol range... :shock: There are intermediate steps.
Train your hard hitting separately from your defensive maneuvers, separately from your offensive tactics, and so on...then integrate them into what you would do with a real attacker.

Paul Nunis

Martial Arts Topics / FEEDBACK PLEASE
« on: January 27, 2004, 01:04:30 PM »
I like this board, and can't think of anything I would want changed...the 'Guest' posting might become confusing down the line if several people are using it in the same thread.."I'm the real Guest, all you other Guests are just..."

Paul Nunis

Martial Arts Topics / Tonfa techniques
« on: December 26, 2003, 02:50:55 PM »
PR-24 is the trade name of a specific side handled police baton, which only resembles a tonfa in shape, not in detail or design...
Many tonfa techniques won't work nearly as well on a sidehandled baton, and trying to use a sidehandled baton in pairs like a tonfa, may allow for some visually appealing twirling, but a lot of the police techniques are designed for use in a non-tonfa fashion, if that makes sense.  
Anyway, books on  basic and advanced PR-24 techniques are available.
One author is Truncale, another is LeBell.

Take care
Paul Nunis

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