The 36th Blogger of Shaolin

Shaolin shadow blogging and the Wu Tang sword style

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I’ve talked about alternatives to the standard punch before and this Northern Mantis video demonstrates how the entire length of the arm can be used to attack: the ball of the palm to the chin, the flesh of the palm to the throat, forearm and elbow to the chest and even a number of hammer style punches.
They key here is to get inside an opponents defenses and then apply the pressure with a constant barrage of attacks that aren’t by definition, punches.
A regular, run-of-the-mill attacker, if facing someone who decides to fight back, will probably imagine having punches thrown at them. Maybe some frantic clawing, pushing or even hair grabbing. This is why I think Mantis is pretty great for self defense. It protects the center line but, unlike Wing Chun, which works more on a side axis and utilizes attacks that come out from the body, Mantis works on a vertical axis bringing blows up from the core and down with momentum.

Because it strikes the vitals and uses attacks tailored to do damage without an awful lot of power, Mantis is pretty efficient. Especially since a practitioner will learn a lot of speed.
Male, female…with enough precision, speed and accuracy, these techniques can be used to royal fuck up someone’s day. Combine it with a number of swift kicks to the groin and knees and it’s not just Pokemon that are super effective.

On occasion this video looks a little silly but that’s where I take issue with the viewers. Don’t take the slaps and holding back as daft looking. See them for what potential they hold. Quicken the moves up in your mind. Actually see how they could be used in a real setting. Understand their possibilities when at full speed and ferocity.

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Apparently Jason Scott Lee, famous for portraying Bruce Lee in “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story,” has been cast alongside Donnie yen in the upcoming “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” sequel.I’m not sure exactly what kind of role he’ll have (for some reason, I see him as a villain) but it’s interesting to see him doing another martial arts film.

Apparently Jason Scott Lee, famous for portraying Bruce Lee in “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story,” has been cast alongside Donnie yen in the upcoming “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” sequel.
I’m not sure exactly what kind of role he’ll have (for some reason, I see him as a villain) but it’s interesting to see him doing another martial arts film.

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Um…so someone made a film involving a fighting tournament where the loser gets killed and served in a restaurant called The Long Pig.

Interest concept I guess. It seems to have horror elements, martial arts action and more than an ample share of titties. So…there’s that.

Oh yeah, the trailer isn’t very safe for work. It features gore, bad language and a lady making sweet, sweet love to a portly gentleman.

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