Shankle is Back!

IMAX - Ocean Men - Hombres del Océano - Pipín Ferreras & Umberto Pelizzari

Kettlebell Get Up

shit or fertliser

The body itself cannot physically discern between distress or eustress,
Differentiation between the two is dependent on one's perception of the stress, 
but it is believed that the same stressor may cause both eustress and distress

Iron Cross Progression Pt.1

horizontal plane

one arm chin

one arm push

weighted pullup
weighted pushup

weighted ab wheel

weighted calf raise
rope skip

straight arm-program session

iron cross
hand stand


back lever
front lever


skin the cat

IKFF Kettlebell Lesson 6 - Snatch Trajectory Part 2 - downward

The Planche - Part 2 - Gymnasts on floor

Part 2 of a small series presenting the planche, a famous gymnastics position. The purpose is to see its various applications in situation, as inspiration for everyone working hard on it.
Here we see top level gymnasts using various planches in their floor routines, and sometimes on bars and beam. They must master perfect form, hold for at least 3 sec, along with many other excercises in their routines.

Handstand Basics

Knee injury ,Injuries - Everything You Need To Know - Dr. Nabil Ebraheim

knee injury ,injuries video describing the anatomy and associated injury / injuries of the knee joint. from sprain ligament to muscle damage .symptoms are pain and swelling locking popping or feeling a click.examination aspiration immoblization rehab therapy and surgery are done after getting MRI and xrays. .repair of the damage by an operation usually arthroscopy is indicated in some cases such as surgery or repair meniscus and cartilage damage and in reconstruction of the acl pcl.patient will need time for recovery with the help of therapy and exercises.prvention is important esp in sports ,soccer runners women.avoid twisting injuries.
knee injury can be mild or severe.knee injury is common

Dan Pfaff seminar part 1 - track and field training concepts,

This is a Dan Pfaff seminar talking about a handful of track and field training concepts, experiences and other rare stuff.

Warriors - Spartan Vengeance - Part 1 / Οπλιτικό Άγημα ΚΟΡΥΒΑΝΤΕΣ

IKFF Kettlebell Lesson 2 with Steve Cotter - Depth of Squat in Swing

Samurai History

A history of the Samurai must begin with the most important aspect of a Samurai: Bushido. Knowing about Bushido is how one knows the Samurai warrior. "Bushi" is translated as "Warrior" and "do" is translated as "the way". Thus Bushido means "the Samurai way of life". Bushido consisted of a rigid code of ethics that was to be followed devoutly with bravery, honor and loyalty as the most important aspects . The most revered Bushido tenet was "freedom from fear". A Samurai was to live every moment with no fear of death, thus giving them the freedom to follow the Bushido code without hesitation and without fail. This philosophy was to be held sacred, even if one had to sacrifice one's life to pursue these ideals. 

The elite Samurai warrior trained for many years in the art "Bujutsu". The Samurai were experts in a wide variety of combat skills including ground fighting, fighting unarmed, fighting with arms and fighting from horseback. Early Samurai used bow and arrows, and swords. Later Samurai used swords, spears and naginata (halberds). Samurai often named their swords, in a dedication of devotion. They believed that their warrior spirit was contained within their swords. They dedicated their lives to the combat arts of Bujutsu. 

The Samurai wore two swords, a wakizashi and a katana. Their swords were made by master sword smiths and quality tested on the corpses of criminals. 

The Samurai culture rose from the ongoing wars over land among the Minamoto, Fujiwara and Taira clans. Though the Samurai originated from regional groups of ancient warriors, they quickly lost their provincial ways. They developed a unique, sophisticated culture that was renowned for stoicism, honor and military expertise during the Kamakura period (1192-1333). 

According to William Scott Wilson in his book "ideals of the Samurai": "The warriors in the Heike Monogatari served as models for the educated warriors of later generations, and the ideals depicted by them were not assumed to be beyond reach. Rather, these ideals were vigorously pursued in the upper echelons of warrior society and recommended as the proper form of the Japanese man of arms. With the Heike Monogatari, the image of the Japanese warrior in literature came to its full maturity." Wilson then translates the writings of several warriors who mention the Heike Monogatari as an example for their men to follow. 

During the Muromachi period (1338-1573), Samurai culture created the idea of artist-warrior. Samurai training began to include the ritualized tea ceremony and flower arranging to add refinement and balance to the warrior persona. The code of Bushido became formalized. 

The Samurai were considered the aristocratic warrior class of Japan. The peak of the Samurai era was in 12th century Japan where they enjoyed the benefits of belonging to a unique, privileged class. The Samurai were able to wear their swords freely and had the right to kill any peasant who offended them. 

The downfall of the Samurai began during the Edo period (1603-1867). Two hundred and fifty years of peace had made the Samurai archaic: they were allowed to wear their swords, but had to accept non-warrior jobs to survive. The booming economy during this time of peace further excluded the ascetic principles of the Samurai, as most Japanese citizens were enjoying the new luxuries that accompany economic prosperity. 

The gradual decline of the Samurai continued until the last Shogun resigned during the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Dissatisfied Samurai had led the revolt against the shogun, but the new government abolished feudalism and betrayed the Samurai by stripping them of all their privileges in 1871. Thus ended the era of the Samurai. 

The history and philosophy of the Samurai lives on in the form of the Samurai sword, which has become a much sought after symbol of this historic and heroic bygone era.

Fedor Training Seminar

PETROSYAN Full Seminar 2012

Choke - (A Rickson Gracie Documentary)

Somrak vs. Clickrit

 somrak in his younger years.

Paul Vunak Knife Philosophy

long range
short range
trapping range

Greco-Romana Throws Basic

back arch training
hip pop
body lock throw
step around body lock throw
belly to back position


appearance and intention inevitably ensnare people when artfully used, even if people sense that there is an ulterior intention behind the overt appearance. when you set up ploys and opponents fall for them, then you win by letting them act on your ruse. as for those who do not fall for a ploy, when you see they won't fall for the open trap, you have another set. then even if opponents haven't fallen for your original ploy, in effect they actually have. 

family book on the art of war, Yagyu Munenori 1571-1646

Timothy Bradley's Workout Before Beating Manny Pacquiao (25min+ complete...

public workout
It was a close fight between bradley and pacquio.
But Bradley was able to bob n weave, reading pacman's punchs, distancing, and good footwork
Tim Bradley shares some thoughts on manny pacquiao during a light training session on rhtytm and tactics.
comments on Manny's movement, punch combinations, old injuries, nutrition,

perfect economy of strategy

perfect economy of strategy

he whom ancients called an expert in battle gained victory where victory was easily gained. thus the battle of the expert is never an exceptional victory, no does it win him reputation for wisdom or credit for courage. his victories in battle are unerring. unerring means that he acts where victory is certain, an conquers an enemy that has already lost.

the art of war, sun-tzu, fourth century b.c.


you can do nothing with an army that is an amalgam of a hundred people here, a hundred people there, and so on. what can be achieved with four thousand men, united and standing shoulder to shoulder, you cannot do with forty or even four hundred thousand men who are divided and pulled this way and that by internal conflicts...

rules of war, and bravery, mubarakshar, persia, thirteenth century


the first quality of a general in chief is to have a cool head which receives exact impressions of things, which never gets heated, which never allows itself to be dazzled or intoxicated by good or bad news. the successive simultaneous sensations which he receives in the course of a day must be classified, and must occupy the correct places they merit to fill, because common sense and reason are the results of the comparison of a number of sensations each equally well considered. there are certain men who, on acccount of their moral and physical constitution, paint mental pictures out of everything; however exalted be their reason, their will, their courage and whatever good qualities they may possess, nature has not fitted them to command armies, nor to direct great operations of war.

Napoleon bonaparte, 1769-1821

grand strategy

Epistemologically, the source of all erroneous views on war lies in idealist and mechanistic tendencies...people with such tendencies are subjective and one-sided in their approach to problems. They indulge in groundless and purely subjective talk, basing themselves upon a single aspect or temporary manifestation and magnify it with similar subjectivity into the whole of the problem...only by opposing idealistic and mechanistic tendencies and taking an objective all-sided view in making a study of war can we draw correct conclusions on the question of war. 

selectect military writings, mao tse-tung 1893-1976


Jordan Watson vs. Saiyok: WMC 72kg Grand Prix final

The Counter Fighter - Boxing's Technician Tribute

- Giorgio Petrosyan vs Fabio Pinca - Glory World Series First 16 Full Fi...


The book of changes (I ching) is often considered the oriental apotheosis of adaptation, of flexibility, In this book the recurring them is one of oberving life and blending with its flow in order to survive and develop. In effect, the theme of this work is that everything in existence  can be a source of conflict, of danger, and, ultimately, of violence if opposed from the wrong angle or in the wrong manner - that is, if confronted directly at the point of its maximum strength, since this approach renders the encounter potentially devasting. By the same token, any and every occurence can be dealt with by approaching it from the right angle and in the proper manner - that is, at its source, before it can develop full power, or from the sides (the vulnerable "flanks of a tiger")

Secrets of the samurai, oscar ratti and dele westbrook, 1973

Meggitt Training Systems Portable Simulator (XVT)

when napoleon was asked what principles of war he followed, he replied that followed none.

To know that one is in a certain condition, in a certain state, is already a process of liberation; but a man who is not aware of his condition, of his struggle, tries to be something other than he is, which brings about habit. So, then, let us keep in mind that we want to examine what is, to observe and be aware of exactly what is the actual, without giving it any slant, without giving it an interpretation. It needs an extraordinarily astute mind, an extraordinary pliable heart, to be aware of an to follow what is; because what is is constantly moving, constantly undergoing a transformation, and if the mind is tethered to belief, to knowledge, it ceases to pursue, it ceases to follow the swift movement of what is. What is is not static, surely - it is constantly moving, as you will see if you observe it very closely. To follow it, you need a very swift mind and pliable heart - which are denied when the mind is static, fixed in a belief, in a prejudice, in an identification; and a mind and heart that are dry cannot follow easily, swiftly, that which is.

Jidu Krishnamurti, 1809-1865


"pressing down the pillow" refers to one's efforts not to let the head of one's opponent rise. In battles based on martial strategy, it is taboo to let your opponent take the initative, thus putting yourself on the defensive. You must try at all costs to lead your opponent by taking complete control of him. During combat, your opponent intends to dominate you as much as your want to dominate him, so it is vital that you pick up on your opponent's intentions and tactics so as to control him....According to the principle of martial strategy, you must be able to control your opponent(s) at all times. Study this point well
The book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi, 1584-1645

The mind of war

(colonel John) Boyd paid particular attention to the moral dimension and the effort to attack an adversary morally by showing the disjunture between professed beliefs and deeds. The name of the game for a moral design for grand strategy is to use moral leverage to amplify one's spirit and strength while exposing the flaws of competing adversary systems. In the process, one should influence the uncommitted, potential adversaries and current adversaries so that they are drawn toward one's philosophy and are emphathetic toward one's success

The mind of war: John Boyd and american security, Grant T. Hammond 2001

Fearlessness and Fearfulness two sides of the same coin

When a man has learned within his heart what fear and trembling mean, he is safeguarded against any terror produced by outside influences. Let the thunder roll and spread terror a hundred miles around: he remains so composed and reverent in spirit that the sacrificial rite is not interrupted. This is the spirit that must animate leaders and rulers of men - a profound inner seriousness from which all outer terrors glance off harmlessly 
THE I CHING, China, Circa Eighth century B.C.


Ray Lewis once said that at the end of the day, a champion should be judged by effort. Effort doesn't care whether you have bad genetics or not.

Effort doesn't care if you don't have access to the best equipment at your gym. Big effort gets big results. You have all the diet and nutrition information, you just need to provide the effort.

Young or old. Put out

- When you are prepared to die for something worthwhile then you truly live.

Today I die

Meditation on inevitable death should be performed every day. Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surgin waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or commiting seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead.
Hagakure: The book of the samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo 1659-720

We're all beginners in a fight

- When you are prepared to die for something worthwhile then you truly live.

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez full sparring session, prepares for Shane Mosley

Fight science’-endurance-in-fights/

- When you are prepared to die for something worthwhile then you truly live.

Eye Metrix

The Brain - Fear & Navy Seals (1/2)

one arm handstand machine

my grandmother can punch that bag harder, but then again this guy should be able to pick her up overhead one handed

Zlatan Vanev Training

Aikido, The Samurai Spirit

Australian Navy Divers - 3 (1 - 3)

clearance divers

Humans Are Awesome 4 "You Gotta Love Sports"

Hips, Meet Bar by Greg Everett - Catalyst Athletics Articles

Hips, Meet Bar by Greg Everett - Catalyst Athletics Articles

Liao Hui vs Mete Binay, 2010 Snatch

160kg snatches, 69kg division

Royce Gracie UFC tribute

mma when there was no weight classes, in its infancy

Sak yant

- When you are prepared to die for something worthwhile then you truly live.

Sport and spirituality?

- When you are prepared to die for something worthwhile then you truly live.

In a real fight, it's not whose right, it's who left standing

- When you are prepared to die for something worthwhile then you truly live.

snatch & the grey man