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  1. Gweilo

    HEMA and Russia

    Appologys I missed that
  2. Gweilo

    HEMA and Russia

    That is going to be difficult, these types of books are very rare outside of Russia, and if you can find them they are in pdf format, and in Russian language. Most fighting skills were passed on through family, or guarded secrets until recently, like Cossack Shashka. Most of whats available is...
  3. Gweilo

    HEMA and Russia

    I have done some research on Russian medieval fighting systems, as pointed out by IKlawson, modern Russia covers many older regions, most of the information I could find was mainly folklore and included stories of Bogatyrs, which stem back to times of Turks and Mongols etc, it would be...
  4. Gweilo

    systema and sambo

    Good old Google. Yes there are several types of Systema, Russia is a huge place, and very diverse. The different styles if thats what you want to call it, have the basic same 4 principles, Breath, relax, structure, movement, and it depends on the main instructor and their experience, Systema...
  5. Gweilo

    systema and sambo

    No, I but I do train in Systema, and have done for a while, we also have a Hungarian man, that used to compete in Sambo, who teaches a few elements in our groundwork training.
  6. Gweilo

    systema and sambo

    Sambo is a wrestling art, and mainly used for sport, the name is an acronym, of which in Russian basically means unarmed fighting, but you can find combat adaptations of the art, like a lot of wrestling it combines speed strength, flexability, whilst trying to pin, submit or KO outscore your...
  7. Gweilo

    Systema a discussion

    Interesting reading. Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear - Neuroscience News
  8. Gweilo

    Outside Block vs. Outside Block

    Me I favour your Palgwe style, and the reason is, whilst blocking this style, its easier to rotate the hand 180 degrees and catch the opponents wrist, and if you miss the trap, a punch is easier to execute.
  9. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    Eer, I said at the beginning of the post, they are not my words.
  10. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    What can I say, welcome to my world, but its funny how you only found the scat bits funny, which suggests IMO, you do not have a sophistcated sense of humour, if you do have a sophisticated sense of humour, explain the following cartoon.
  11. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    It wasn't me but a friend, many years ago, early 90's, I used to play football (soccer) for a local sunday team, at the end of the season, we used to have a team day out, players, manager and their families, this particular year, we went to Alton Towers theme park. Just to help you understand a...
  12. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    Thses are not my words, but I feel they are more elequant than what I write. Its often dangerous to generalize, but under threat, I would say that Americans are more down the line. They dont hide their hopes and fears. They applaud ambition and openly reward success. Brits are more...
  13. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    You name me, 1 of the things that you quoted me on, that does not happen in the US.
  14. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    @JR 137 , put your glasses on, I was talkiing about the UK in the 70's and 80's, and what part was sterotyping? The shooting bit? If I was going to sterotype, there would have been more yippe ki ay or buddy in there, or burn outs in a truck, or muscle car with flames on the side, or some burger...
  15. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    I will listen to that podcast, but IMO, humour can be structuered or multi layered, a stand up comic for example may write a script for a show but will have an escape route to alter the script if things are not going well, or whitty, improvised quick draw, being able to respond with a very quick...
  16. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    Just to add, a few years later working for Hornby Scaletrix, my supervisor was called wayne Card.
  17. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    Reminds me of a chap I went to school with, his surname was King, his first name was wayne, true. We also had a chap with the surname Crow, first name Ivor, why would you do that, if you never had a sense of humour, by the way, these 2 kids where ridiculed at school, but gods honest, I went to...
  18. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    Ok, but I understand Mr Gervais comedy, his speech at the recent movie awards was superb, you only had to look at Tom Hanks face, to see the Americans didnt get it, apart from Leonardo de Caprio, who laughed about the girlfriend joke. Humour is like art, not everyone gets it.
  19. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    On a serious note, the British sense of humour is regional, but interwoven in the fabric of our lives, there are some things us Brits all find funny, and some things that are personally funny, usually it is to do with the class system, a person from a working class background, will not laugh at...
  20. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    He he, I cant believe an American just said that, funniest gag of them all.
  21. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    If that is the case, I appologise Steve.
  22. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    A sense of humour is unique to an individual, like MA, it can have similarities, but it is unique, and just because you do not understand it, does not make it wrong. I have said before, just because Americans keep telling themselves they are the best country in the world, does not make it true...
  23. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    I shall not be appologising for my sense of humour, the British have a vastly different sense of humour to Americans, its a sophisticated thing, take the following photo, Americans probably wont get or understand it, but here is a shoe shop in Brighton (thats in England). The Australians will...
  24. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    I dont know, I like coffee, there is a strong following of tea, almost ritual like Japan, but I used it in an American context, fish n chips, bad weather, cup o tea, push over polititians etc.
  25. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    Well that depends on the individual, I have an American friend, who thought the film "the other guys" was the funniest film ever, me, no, but its not my humour, so rather than dismiss it as tosh, I would say, its not my cup o tea.
  26. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    My appolgies
  27. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    Thats fine, I am sorry about your circumtances, but you engage with me 99% of the time, but sorry, I am happy with me, and I could not give a F what you think of me, hope you get comfortable with yourself soon.
  28. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    Look, you dont like my sense of humor, you dont like what I train, so why T F, do you read anything I write? Is Headhunter another user name for Jobo? Everything I post, you like to argue about, I am fine with that, but if our poles are so far apart, why do you continue to read my posts? You...
  29. Gweilo

    Over 50's clubs reopen after CV 19

    Yes I got that too
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