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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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  • Review: “The Socratic Method” – By Farnsworth
    Review: The Socratic Method By Ward Farnsworth Many months ago, I decided I needed to get into some classic books that I had never read in school. One such book was “The Republic” by Plato. Well, that didn’t last long. I was overwhelmed by the archaic language and ancient Greek names. I can be pretty […]
  • Reviews: Sea Monsters & Sasquatch
    Regular readers might know that I can’t just do dystopian analysis of current events all the time; sometimes I have to get into something completely different. With regard to that, I have reviewed a few Bigfoot books, and picked up some classic novels as well as books on philosophy. Today we take a look at […]
  • Review: Ukraine In The Crossfire
    I was very pleased to get a copy of “Ukraine In The Crossfire”, by Chris Kaspar De Ploeg. This book catalogs the rise of the nationalist far-right Nazis in Ukraine, as well as their well known WW 2 history. This book is an important reference for the set-up of Ukraine as a U.S./NATO pawn, who […]
  • Review: “States Of Emergency”
    There is some surprisingly good analysis appearing that goes a long way to explaining just how we ended up in this global meltdown, and from several sources I am reading, it appears to be on purpose. One such resource is the new book “States Of Emergency” by a Dutch professor named Kees Van Der Pijl. […]
  • The Civil War In The United States – By Marx & Engels
    I should start by saying that this is the first I have read of Marx, and honestly I haven’t studied deep into the American Civil War, so this book was very interesting to me. The book consists of written exchanges between Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, with a few others. It also includes passages from […]