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The Utility of Tai Chi Chuan

May 12, 2013
The Utility of Tai Chi Chuan

Readers of the old “Dojo Rat” blog, which began in the fall of 2006, know that martial arts has been one of my passions for over thirty years. It began with wrestling in high school, progressed through Japanese and Korean Karate, some Aikido blended with Jujitsu, and landed in the soft Chinese arts of Bagua, […]

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With Rape on the Increase, Indian Women Turn to Self-Defense

January 6, 2013
With Rape on the Increase, Indian Women Turn to Self-Defense

“Raw Story” Reports: “New Delhi has long been known as the “rape capital of India”, with more than twice as many cases in 2011 as the commercial hub Mumbai, and special care is taken by most women when travelling at night or on public transport. But the December 16 gang-rape, in which a 23-year-old student […]

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Kung Fu Expert Beats The Crap out of Mobsters

December 12, 2012
Kung Fu Expert Beats The Crap out of Mobsters

From “The Telegraph U.K.”: Chinese thugs knocked out by amateur Kung Fu fans “So when 38-year-old Shen Jianzhong was faced with a mob of thugs trying to evict him, he asked himself what his hero, Bruce Lee, would do. The answer, according to a video that has attracted more than two million hits on the […]

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  • “It Can’t Happen Here” Predicted Trump In 1935
    It’s not often that I read and review fiction, but with the Trump presidency devolving into a desperate, rabid beast it was time to read “It Can’t Happen Here” by Sinclair Lewis. The book, which was written in 1935 as Fascism was rising in Europe, accurately predicted the rise of an authoritarian like Mein Trumpf. […]
  • Why The U.S. Has Hammered Nicaragua For Decades
    There’s lots of trouble going on in Nicaragua right now, after a seemingly quiet period post-Reagan administration. Like Venezuela, Nicaragua has been squeezed for years and years. No matter how much the U.S. objects, these countries exhibit elements of socialism which have pulled millions of poor people into a better existence. Now, there are riots […]
  • My Wrestling Team
    I was prompted to revisit this post from 2011; “My Wrestling Team”: Wrestling. It’s the toughest sport I’ve ever competed in, and I guess you could say it was my first martial art. This was back in the day when students died fasting and sweating trying to make weight. I remember going entire school days […]