Training Never Ends

Unless you allow it to

  • 28th August
    2014
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  • 28th August
    2014
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the-history-of-fighting:

Iran’s Female Ninjutsu Warriors

"A report in The Atlantic said about 3000 to 3500 women in Iran regularly change from their traditional garb and dress up like ancient Japanese warriors to train in Ninjutsu to become Kunoichi, meaning female ninjas.

According to Reuters, these women are getting trained in independently run clubs throughout Iran working under the supervision of the Ministry of Sports’ Martial Arts Federation.

Ninjutsu, a Japanese martial sport, is reportedly getting popular among Muslim women in Iran as part of a revolution against misconceived notions about the role of women, powered by the patriarchal society of the country”.

ibtimes.com

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  • 28th August
    2014
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  • 28th August
    2014
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I got as much praise from sensei tonight as humanly possible (for me anyway).

When we were doing partnered drills he said “good” after every turn for my partner and I, he didn’t correct my stance once tonight, during kata I was put on the leading line the whole time AND he made a comment about me being like a mama duck to kids/people who get lost and confused.

Plus I only had to do 15 punishment push-ups doing combination races in comparison to my partner’s 50. Maybe I’m getting faster? :)

And during sparring, a little brother watching on the sides was cheering for one of his older brothers. It was so cute!! And my racing partner roughed up another guy that constantly goes hard on the younger ones.

So all in all a good day :)

  • 27th August
    2014
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  • 27th August
    2014
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  • 27th August
    2014
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art-of-swords:

Combination Lefauchaux Pinfire Revolver and Sword

  • Dated: circa 1800
  • Measurements: overall length 26 3/4 inches; blade length 18 1/2 inches; barrel length 3 1/2 inch round

Manufactured in Paris, France, this weapon combines a short bladed sword with a six-shot pepperbox revolver. The blade has a short double fullers leading to single fullers which run the rest of the length, panels of etched scrollwork on each side.

There also an etched scene of a deer in the woods on the left ricasso and the inscription “ALFREDO HEROUARD/LIMA”, which is the mark of a Portuguese agent and importer. The latter can be found on the right ahead of the revolver barrel.

The barrel runs along the right side of the blade, signed “E Lefauchaux a Paris” on top, with the serial number and a swiveling ejector rod on the front, a hinged loading gate at the rear, smooth hooked trigger and a checkered hammer.

The silver guard and pommel cap are engraved with scroll designs, and the grips are checkered ebony with a silver finished escutcheon. Two identical swords, complete with Herouard retailer mark and sheaths, are pictured on page 194 of “The Pinfire System” by Smith & Curtis.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Rock Island Auctions

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  • 27th August
    2014
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fashionsfromhistory:

So I went to the David Owsley Museum of Art today for class. I’m going to post some of my favorites today but I think I’ll go back with something that is not my phone camera because there was some truly great stuff.

1.) Wedding Headdress 1900-1930 Tibet

2.) Armor Edo Period Japan

3.) Firespitter Mask Senufo People c.1965-1973

  • 26th August
    2014
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art-of-swords:

Cinquedea Short Sword

  • Dated: first quarter of the 16th Century
  • Place of Origin: North Italy
  • Measurements: overall length 54.4 cm

The cinquedea has a short, triangular, double-edged blade, with four grooves at the base - three at the centre and two toward the tip. The first two segments of the blade are finely engraved and gilt with effigy of knight on horseback under arches and between floral motifs, on both sides. The typical quillon with the arms bent toward the bottom and a small tip at the quillon-block is engraved and gilt with floral motifs.

The sword has a curved pommel engraved with floral motifs, the gilt bands feature inscriptions "AVXILIVM A SUPER" on a side, and "PRAEBENT VICTORIA" on the other. The bone grip has scales decorated with four filigree rosettes. A similar example can be seen in “Waffen im Schweizerischen Landesmuseum Griffwaffen I” by Hugo Schneider (page 56, N. 74).

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

  • 26th August
    2014
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jedi-training:

thisbookofshadows:

barackfuckingobama:

so i bought this ring that has a little hinge and it opens up to a tiny secret box hidden under the gem and my mom told me that women used to put poison in it and then SLIP POISON INTO PEOPLES DRINKS and i was like NUH UH THIS CANT BE REAL and i just googled it and guys this is like a real thing

people are psycho

I have a few of those. I think they’re really neat!

On a related note , today I learned that female martial artists used to wear poison on their nails so that they could scratch and kill the shit out of their opponents. Yes please

(Source: samandriel)