Tuesday, September 23, 2014

More Comic Book/Combat Judo by Dr. Barney Cosneck

In a previous post, I discussed Bernard J. Cosneck's role in WWII combatives, his book American Combat Judo and his short-lived foray into the world of comics.

Today, I want to draw your attention to a page from American Combat Judo that illustrates the "Rear Pull-Down". It appears to have come from Cosneck's career as a college wrestler.

As such, it may have limited application as a combative technique for taking down a sentry, but it would definitely not fit into any but the most fantastic of self defense scenarios.

This same technique appeared in the Judo Joe Comics, and you can compare by going to the Comic Book Self Defense page and scrolling down until you come to "Rear Pull-Down".

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Meditation on John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)

A week ago, I was retching with the worst dry heaves I've ever had. They just would not stop. My body seemed at war with me.

I wished my body would find peace with itself, but it took from Saturday night to Monday morning before I finally experienced that peace.

Thank God for the peace of Christ, the peace that neither war, disease, trouble nor death itself can touch. Thank God for a peace rooted in the faithfulness of Christ and not the vagaries of my experience or feelings.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Interview with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

I read Grossman's On Killing not long after it was published. My barber said, "Hey, Bro, you've got to read this book. We're in it." I knew exactly what he meant when I got to the page that talks about sheepdogs.

Earlier this week, a man that has followed this blog since he was a teen sent me a link to Brett McKay's interview with Col. Grossman. McKay is the persona behind the online magazine, The Art of Manliness.

I have a couple of caveats. First, near the beginning of the interview, you will hear an extended discussion of sex as it relates to killing. Some of you will find it crude and offensive. Second, Grossman interprets everything in terms of a non-christian, humanistic worldview. The Christian Martialist will benefit most from this who has cultivated a strong, epistemologically self-conscious mindset.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Joint Mobility and the Christian Martialist

The Bible speaks of Christ as "the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands [ligaments] having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God." (Colossians 2:19)

Do you find it interesting that God describes life and strength in terms of joints and connective tissue rather than muscle mass? The fact is that muscle mass will do you little good if your joints are not healthy.

Whether through disuse or misuse, over the years we tend to lose joint mobility. A couple of months ago, I tripped and fell, hitting my head and right shoulder against a building. The injuries to my neck and shoulder have restricted my mobility.

One of the things I've done to help restore range of motion and bring healing to my joints is that when my daughter and I watch a certain program (almost nightly), we do joint mobility exercises during the opening theme and the closing credits. I get my exercises from Scott Sonnon's Flow-Fit program.

The video below is beyond anything I can do [this week!], but it serves to show what can be done when you focus on joints and connective tissue rather than just building muscle mass.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

You May Be a Terrorist If . . .

I wrote the article below three years ago but never published it. It's as relevant today as it was then, and I'm publishing it to remind you that just as anything you say to police can AND WILL be used against you, so any support you give to Washington's global war on terror will come home to bite you in the seat of your convictions.

If you have followed recent events, you realize that federal authorities have stepped up their war on domestic terror and potential terrorists.

In fact, a number of people targeted by the feds have registered surprise at the idea that they may be terrorists. Therefore, as a public service, Christian Warrior Online presents the following.

You may be a terrorist . . . 
  • . . . if you are a U.S. military combat veteran (Link to Homeland Security Report)
  • . . . if you vote for a candidate not approved by the Establishment (see Homeland Security link above)
  • . . . if you oppose illegal immigration (see Homeland Security link above)
  • . . . if you oppose the New World Order (see Homeland Security link above)
  • . . . if you operate a lemonade stand. Even mainstream magazine Forbes has taken not of the recent crackdown by authorities on children who sell lemonade ("The Inexplicable War on Lemonade Stands")
  • . . . if you make a video of on duty police officers (Link here)
  • . . . if you want to eat healthy, unprocessed foods (Link here and here and here)
  • . . . if you walk into an army surplus store and pay cash OR buy a "night flashlight" OR ask how something works OR witness to the clerk and he thinks your views are extreme (Link to article "FBI Wants Businesses Watching . . .")
  • . . . if you subscribe to the limited government, constitutionalist views of the TEA Party movement (Link to "KUHNER: Tea Party Terrorists")
  • . . . if you believe the Constitution's rule that gold and silver constitute lawful money

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Real Answer to Violence

I saw a blog post by Jay Adams on the Institute for Nouthetic Studies site. The author entitled the post, "The Only Real Answer to Violence".

The entry is short and basically says that God has given us standards in Scripture that should shape our behavior as individuals and societies.

I have no argument with Adams' post. I believe his premise, and I further believe that God will bring about such changes, in time. Obedience to God's Law represents the only ultimate solution to the problem of violence.
In the interim, we need not only disciples who live righteous lives but Christian sheepdogs who will stand against violence -- indeed, against evil in every form -- and protect the flock from the predators who lurk among us.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Adrenaline: Controlled Rage

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. (Proverbs 25:28)

Here's a video with Kelly McCann discussing controlled rage or, as he calls it, Rage with Reason. It's basically a little talk about controlling your adrenaline dump without letting it control you.

Warning: this video contains language that may not conform to the family standards of some of my younger readers. Minors, please have a parent preview this before you watch it. You're on your honor.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Meditation on Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm27:1)

Do you ever wonder how you will perform in the moment of truth? Whether you'll take appropriate action or just choke in fear? 

Even if you've been there, done that, you may wonder if you'll be up to the challenge next time. This is why it's important that you, as a Christian sheepdog, to keep your motives anchored in your relationship to your God and King.

I like the way this Psalm begins, because it has the same theme as Romans 8:31, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" Whether you have to face an orc who threatens those whom you care about or just face another day of life in the swamp of moral decay, you can do so with the confidence that if you are on God's side, He will be on your side. 

Since that's the case, "Of whom shall I be afraid?"

Thursday, September 4, 2014

JudoMaster Self Defense

I have previously written about the instructional pages in the JudoMaster comics which was published in the mid 1960's. Today, let's look at the comic's instruction for dealing with bullies.

To see the techniques illustrated on the WARSKYL comic page, CLICK HERE and then scroll down to the JudoMaster section.

In terms of practical self defense, I agree with JudoMaster. It would take years of practice to use these techniques effectively on the street.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Improvised Weapons Again

Recently someone sent me a link to a video on improvised weapons by Kelly McCann. I thought I might use it here on WARSKYL, but a quick check revealed that I already had.

But it was good enough that anyone who missed it the first time should have an opportunity to view it. Here's the link;