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Browsing Archive: October, 2015

An Argument Against the use of Violence

Posted by on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it".

~ Noam Chomsky ~

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Tony Jaa Overhead Kick

Posted by on Saturday, October 24, 2015, In : Gifs 


Tony Jaa
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How to Develop a Powerful Grip

Posted by on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, In : Art 



These images are from the book How to Develop a Powerful Grip by Edward Aston, a legendary strongman who was famous in the early twentieth century for performing feats of strength that involved his incredibly powerful grip. The first image on the left, Gripping an Open Door, is used to develop pinch grip strength and the second, Hanging from a Rope, is one of the best exercises there is for improving your grip, according to Aston.

Source: rosstraining.com
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Zhang Sanfeng

Posted by on Saturday, October 17, 2015, In : Art 



Zhang Sanfeng of the Wu Tang Taoist School (c.12 - 13 century).

Source: taiji-europa.eu
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Female Samurai

Posted by on Saturday, October 17, 2015, In : Photography 



An example of a female warrior of the samurai class (onna-bugeisha).

Source: pinterest.com
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Big Results

Posted by on Thursday, October 15, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"Big results require big ambitions".

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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Kendo Demonstration - Part 2

Posted by on Thursday, October 15, 2015, In : Video 


Richard Hill and his student demonstrating some basic kendo moves at the Asian Art Museum's educator workshop for the Lords of the Samurai exhibition on September 5, 2009.
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The Armenian Genocide

Posted by on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, In : Photography 

Turkish official teasing starving Armenian children with bread (1915)

The Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust or the Great Crime among Armenians, was the systematic murder of the minority Armenian population by the Ottoman government in Turkey. The crisis started on April 24, 1915 when authorities arrested around 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. After this, able bodied men were either outright murdered or died during forced labour and wome...
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Sumo Fight

Posted by on Sunday, October 11, 2015, In : Art 



Title: Sumo Fight

Date: 19th Century

Artist: Kunisada Utagawa 1786-1864

Information: Depiction of two sumo wrestlers fighting while samurai warriors look on.

Source: artelino.com
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Carmen Basilio on the Speed Bag

Posted by on Sunday, October 11, 2015, In : Photography 


Carmine Basilio (1927 – 2012) better known as Carmen Basilio, seen here working on the speed bag. Basilio was an Italian-American pro boxer who held the world title in both the Welterweight and Middleweight divisions, famously beating the great Sugar Ray Robinson to win the latter.

Source: punchingbagreviews.com

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