Browsing Archive: September, 2015

The Object of War

Posted by on Saturday, September 26, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his."

~ General George S Patton ~

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Old School Fencing

Posted by on Saturday, September 26, 2015, In : Gifs 



Old School fencing footage.

Source: The-history-of-fighting.tumblr.com
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The Joust of Sol and Luna

Posted by on Monday, September 21, 2015, In : Art 



The Joust of Sol and Luna from the Aurora Consurgens an alchemical treatise of the 15th century famous for the rich illustrations that accompany it. It is interesting to note that the emblems on the shields are inverted so that Sol's shield has a lunar (moon) emblem, while Luna's shield carries a solar (sun) design.

Source: yeatsvision.com
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Effigy of the Black Prince

Posted by on Monday, September 21, 2015, In : Photography 



Edward, Prince of Wales (1330-1376), commonly known as The Black Prince and son of King Edward III, was the embodiment of the perfect medieval English knight. His effigy at Canterbury Cathedral is a powerful 14th century sculpture showing him with his armour reproduced to perfection and his hands clasped in prayer, making him appear equally ready for heaven or the battlefield.

Source: 
theguardian.com

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Winter Training with Mas Oyama

Posted by on Saturday, September 12, 2015, In : Photography 


Mas Oyama, founder of Kyokushin karate, leading his students in some winter training.

Source: saikyokarate.com
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The Same River

Posted by on Thursday, September 10, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"You cannot step into the same river twice".

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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Conor McGregor Capoeira Gif

Posted by on Thursday, September 10, 2015, In : Gifs 


UFC's Conor McGregor showing off some Capoeira Skills.

Source: cagepotato.com

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Musashi Goro Sadayo

Posted by on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, In : Art 


Title:  Clearing Weather at Mt. Shimahiro

Date:  c.1850

Artist:  Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Information:  This image depicts a 15 year old 10th century samurai by the name of Musashi Gorō Sadayo defending himself against Imperial forces. The fighting came about after his lord, Taira no Masakado, proclaimed himself the new emperor in 939. However the rebellion was ill fated and the pretender and his men were defeated at the Battle of Mt. Shimahiro by troops led by Fujiwara no Hidesato just a few months a...
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Don King's Mugshot

Posted by on Sunday, September 6, 2015, In : Photography 


Mugshot of boxing’s most notorious promoter Don King after he killed a man who owed him money (1954).

Source: boxinginsider.com
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Raging Bull

Posted by on Sunday, September 6, 2015, In : Photography 


Robert De Niro in Raging Bull (1980)

Source: aostolazafilmhistory
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Talk of Bulls

Posted by on Sunday, September 6, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


It is not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring.

~ Spanish Proverb ~

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