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Eseman

Member since Oct 2020 • Last active Jul 2021

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    Don't they just use a combo of whatever is deemed as the best of the time?

    I’m sure they do, as do most other countries, but hand-to-hand fighting has been broadly the same for thousands of years now: use your body to hurt someone, now use this rock, this stick, this pointy stick, a knife, sword…

    For centuries the British Empire fought adversaries and made allies around the world, and definitely had battles end up close and personal, so where’s the corpus of knowledge?

    For eg KM, was basically down to one Slovak guy (I think)

    Hungarian, but he’s given too much credit, eg, his father was a police chief who trained him to be a boxing and jiujitsu champ. That sort of knowledge is generational, especially back before modern communications and readily available medical treatment.

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    Right I’m convinced, new bike will be a gravel bike.

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    Right, gotcha. Agreed on all accounts.

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    True, but people do spend a lot on cycling kit to mark life events: I bought a bike to ‘celebrate’ my first year at my previous job, and a saddle to celebrate a new job the following year.

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    Can’t speak for the believers, but my guess would be the usual conspiracy subjects: western banking families, European royalty, Putin, a few new money billionaires…

    Add- can’t forget the Clintons.

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    Heard a new one today that builds on previous stuff I’ve heard. Much Hollywood, little realism (one hopes). It’s a downer if climate change gets you down. Dunno how to black out text so just leaving space…
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    Summary: Earth is quickly approaching the point of collapse a la 2012 (the movie), and the highest elites know it. International climate change targets are intentionally set 30 years in the future so as to not cause panic, but we’re already in free fall without a parachute. The current manufacturing shortages in steel and alum are because the elite are rushing to build their parachutes in the form of massive arks. Some food shortages are real but most are faked, and all the food that is supposedly rotting in the fields is being sent for processing and safekeeping aboard the arks. They anticipate taking their arks to the deepest seas while war, disease, famine and climate disasters destroy civilisation on land. They’ll need a way to access precious scarce resources without risking their trusted few technicians catching a communicable disease or destroying their limited tools - hence the new space race with reusable rockets that can land on floating platforms and mining craft that can extract resources from passing comets. The US federal reserve has printed trillions of dollars in the past 4 years (1/4 dollars ever printed) because long term inflation is no longer a concern, they need resources now, quietly.

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    Adults don't need gifts to mark events.

    You realise this would destroy the cycling industry right?

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    Glasgow kiss, grab shirt with kack hand, tuck in chin, windmill good hand, bite ear.

    @Rich_G

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    You called it. The pugilists of the 17th century also focused on sword and staff techniques, not unlike the Dutch fencing schools of the time. -Didn’t finish this thought, not sure where I was going with it.

    @Stonehedge you’re probably right that boxing is the closest thing, but it’s not a very complete fighting system. I doubt the SAS are taught to just punch above the waist, so why hasn’t someone started their own thing?

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    I’ve always wondered why there isn’t a commercialised British/English combat/combatives cum self-defence system out there. The Israelis have Kapap/KM; the Japanese and Brazilians have jiu-jitsu; the Russians have sambo and The Power of the Motherland (TM). Where’s the Gentleman’s Approach to Thuggery?

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