Martial Arts
Crossing The Delaware
WE think you'll see the difference ;)

After the the Revolt in Shimabara in 1637, Tokugawa Iemitsu , the thrid shogun, decided to prohibited Christianity by all means. In 1638, he ordered to close the country to all foreign countries but China and the Holland. This isolation policy was called sakoku . The sakoku lasted until 1856, when admiral Perry came from the United States with four steamships to open the door of Japan in 1853. Iemitsu also issued the order to drive away foreign ships if they had been sighted in the sea near Japanese islands.
Meiji Restoration - End Of The Shogunate

Heeeere's Chucky....

Chuck Norris
Click on image to go to his home page


You don't need American Law, you've got a belt!!
Judges, juries?  That's a 'quaint' old idea.  WE've got US!

“There’s no way to rule innocent men.  The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.  Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them.  One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.  Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens?  What is there in that for anyone?  Bust just pass the sort of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced, nor objectively interpreted, and you create a nation of law breakers, and then you cash in on guilt.”
    ~ Dr. Ferris, from the Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged”

The Prisoner
How many lessons, before you are consigned to Perdition?

Yeah, but what if they don't go to Constitution Class...
Can't we put one in their ear?

-- “Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense.”
    – Ron Paul

“All initiation of force is a violation of someone else's rights, whether initiated by an individual or the state, for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals, even if it's supposed to be for the benefit of another individual or group of individuals.”
– Ron Paul
The USS Enterprise-D responds to a distress signal from a science station at Ventax II, where the planet is in chaos over the return of a being that claims to be the planet's "devil".  She is in fact, a charlatan using modern technology to bamboozle an ignorant people into serving her.  When the Enterprise shows up, the tables are turned.
May I recommend the Star Trek NG episode ;-)

“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”
    ~ General MacArthur

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences."
    — C. S. Lewis

"In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted."
-- Bertrand Russell

There are many martial arts styles
There is only one American Law

"Man is free if he needs to obey no person but solely the laws."
~ Immanuel Kant

"Indeed, the Rule Of Law, more than the rule of contract,
should probably be regarded as the true opposite of the rule of status.  
It is the rule of Law, in the sense of the rule of formal law,
the absence of legal priviliges of particular people designated by authority,
which safeguards that equality before the law which is the opposite of arbitrary government."
~ F.A. Hayek from his book The Road To Serfdom

-- Dictatorship of the majority is every bit as oppressive as the dictatorship of the few. It is also more difficult to attack, since so many accept the notion that the majority has the authority to redefine rights.
    -- Congressman Ron Paul

The band Yes thinks, in the spirit of sport, if your start a game you should really mean to finish it
especially if you are "Going For The One" [VIDEO]

As Al Stewart and Alan Parsons say, it's just "Time Passages"

I think some people are misusing karate lessons as a means of identification
in furtherance of a police state, and for base political purposes.
In short, I think the true meaning of Black Belt is being trashed
(If you care to know what I think about it...)

Unless we want to abandon the principles of the Constitution, perhaps WE need authorized
Martial Police (like MPs)
Martial Tribunals (like a Court Martial), patterened after US military police & courts
That is, if the US Constitution and Bill of Rights (you know, little things like habeas corpus and trials)
are to be abandoned if one has taken self-defense lessons?

A very good article on the concept of Liberty was written by Libertarian Michael S. Rozeff.  It is entitled:
On Extending Your Liberty Rightfully
Here is an excerpt:
"Liberty even includes that you choose to become a State and use force on others. A person who wishes to circumvent the State so as to enhance his liberty to commit acts against others that they regard as wrongful is just as much an enemy of the people he wrongs as is the State. He is basically out to replace the State by his own State. He wants to impose force and punishment on others and/or he wants them to behave in accordance with his idea of what is wrongful. He wants to impose his morality on others. (my emphasus) That is what a State does via its laws."

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1. Temperance - Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
2. Silence - Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
3. Order - Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
4. Resolution - Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
5. Frugality - Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
6. Industry - Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
7. Sincerity - Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly; and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
8. Justice - Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
9. Moderation - Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
10. Cleanliness - Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.
11. Tranquility - Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
12. Chastity - Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
13. Humility - Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

The Origin of the Concept of Black Belt - Wikipedia Reference
(sorry, but I could find no better reference with a Google search)

Having not attained the rank of Black Belt, I cannot speak from experience of the meaning of the term.  Is it simply a level of skill in a martial art, or is it more?  Does it have anything to do with the concept of Gentleman or Lady?  Does it confer a status above or below the rights and privilages of an ordinary American Citizen? 
How many self-defense lessons may you take before your life is relegated to the control of non-authorized police (martial artists?, people who say We?)  Suppose I’ve had boxing training (English Pugilism).  Are there separate police for boxers?  Separate courts?  I would be grateful if you would post your thoughts on the subject.
Please don't get me wrong.  Tae Kwon Doists were the only people who dained to teach me a little real physical self defense.  That's not what this is about.  This about how martial arts study is being used and perverted by some people as a way to subvert the American judicial process and The Constitution.  Different American rules for people who have
taken karate lessons?  You want Apartheid?

Do you want new rules for the United States?
Remember - verbal contracts and unwritten laws are worth the papers they're written upon ;)

Sun Tzu  
Sun Tzu - "The Art Of War"
    A treatise on the subject which has been studied for centuries
The Brits traded opium for tea under the threat of a canon

Seikido - a combination of TaeKwonDo and Aikido from London, Ontario, Canada
interesting concept eh...

Morehei Ueshiba - "The Art Of Peace"
    The philosophy of Aikido

The Quaker Way
my Mother's Religion

as Carrie Newcomer of the Bloomington Meeting of Indiana would say,
 it's just "The Madness You Get Used To"


I've started a thread in a Ron Paul forum expressing my concerns about what may be incompatibilities between Asian Martial Arts culture and The Constitution and Bill Of Rights of the United States.  Please feel free to join in the discussion at:

I simply hope to open a dialog...

Martial Arts Humor

Fiore Title
Mark Fiore Animation - Self-Defense

A man identified in China's Chongqing Evening News in November as Mr. Zhang, 32, admitted he is competitive with his wife and "never wants to lose an argument," but inevitably his contentiousness leaves him with "bruises and scars all over" because Mrs. Zhang is a kung fu master. After negotiations led by Mrs. Zhang's parents, she agreed by contract to limit any beatings to no more than once a week, with a parent-administered penalty for exceeding that. [Daily Telegraph (London), 12-2-09]

Bruce? They Call Me Bruce? - a very funny send-up of martial arts flicks

Chan The Onion News -
Violence Must Only Be Used To Make Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars - by Jackie Chan

The band Poco says your really should listen more closely to Native Americans
here's their "Crazy Eyes" from the Forgotton Trail album
Python Cavalry
Hey, so you've been crucified for years...
as Monty Python says, "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life"

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