Thogs are unfinished thoughts. I could let these percilate for a few weeks and perhaps they would turn into full on thoughts, but I've got lot's of other matterial to slice and dice so I'll just toss these ones to the crowd.
First up, Neanderthal Martia Arts! Yes, I know what you are thinking, MMA right? But no I mean the real thing. And there are some intreging links about pre-historic giants with popeye arms in the article if you get into it.
Then there is Camille Paglia, always a hoot.
My friend Elijah Siegler writing about David Cronenberg and Religion.
This intersting website of temptation. How do I get a copy of this?
According to Stanley Fish, there are two types of intellegence, Foxes and Hedgehogs. Hedgehogs are experts in one thing, one type of thinking. Foxes are broad thinkers who know a little about a lot of things. The problem is our current era is creating a lot of fake foxes and imposter hedgehogs! When you can Facebook-google-Youtube-blog your knowledge it is possilbe to appear to have a type of intellegence you don't really have, at least for a few minutes. True foxes are very rare. What is the implication of this for matial arts?
If the toughest things about fighting happen after the fight, what can we do to prepare for this? Does this question lead to a good explanation for the development of internal martial arts and their connection to meditation?
Vector force from the ground to the point of impact does not contribute to mass unity. We just can’t get away (whether thinking about avoiding self injury or fighting) from the idea that mass plus velocity equals force. The larger and more unified the mass, the less it has to gain in velocity to effect an equal amount of force. Momentum is mass plus acceleration, acceleration is the rate which velocity increases over time, so the more mass unity, the less time or velocity is necessary to exert the same amount of force. Therefore: Pushing off the ground with the foot reduces power if it reduces mass unity, which it does if force travels along a line (or a curve) through the body.