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I propose to make this one an official new CrossFit training exercise and call it “Girl Pick-Ups.” You need to do at least 5 reps with a girl weighing at least 2/3rd of your body weight. The grunting and yelling is mandatory, or it doesn’t count. Gotta be “intense”, like the girl says at the end of this video…
I have to admit to having done similar things in the past: I bench pressed pretty much every woman I’ve been involved with in the last ten years. Why? Because they eventually always insist on asking me how strong I am and could I lift this or pick up that. Which always feels like a weird question to me as I’m long past the stage of trying to impress a woman for her to like me. But I guess it’s just one of those things.
So instead of picking up something really heavy (which I already do plenty of in my conditioning training), I offer to squat or bench press her if she absolutely needs to know how strong I am. Which has the added benefit of always resulting in the two of us lying on the floor bodies intertwined. There are worse things in life…
And no, I never dropped any of those women like the guy in the video does. Though as a friend of mine would say: given how some of those relationships turned out, maybe I should have tried to throw them as far away as possible. (Some of my friends are a bit… Offbeat.)
I’ve talked about avoidance and de-escalation a lot on my blog here. I’ve also talked a bunch of times about taking responsibility for your own actions, understanding how they affect others but most of all, not being naive by thinking you can get away with everything because “You have rights!” It seems most people who read my posts get these notions which gives me hope that one day all this might actually become common sense again, much as it was for most of human history.
But each time I even think about that hope, I see a video like this one here…
This young lady needs to hear somebody say things like:
- “Fuck you bitch!” is not an effective de-escalation strategy. On the contrary, it tends to incite violence.
- Yes, it is a free country and you have rights. But these rights stop at the point where you start infringing upon those of others. Walking into a store and calling people names like you did is not only against the law, it’s also stupid.
- Even if you disagree with the above and want to cling to your misguided world view, that doesn’t change the fact that your words and actions caused you to get an ass-kicking. So in the spirit of self-preservation, you might want to consider a behavioral change.
- If you still don’t want to change, that’s OK. It doesn’t influence anybody else’s life all that much if you get beaten up or worse next time. Good luck with that.
Given how she reacts after the beat-down, I’m guessing the last bullet will be the most applicable to that girl. So a heartfelt “Good luck to you.”, wherever she is.
Here’s another candidate for the Darwin awards:
Apparently, the criminal had tried to extort some money out of a shop owner but the man refused. So he decided to take it out of of the owner’s car by sticking a knife in the tire. He didn’t seem to know that those big SUV tires have a pretty high amount of pressure in them…
Check out the video:
Watch how he is spun around and smacked into the ground with his t-shirt ripped away. The knife seems to have cut into his arm, as you can tell from the blood on the pavement. The criminal is damn lucky he didn’t lose his arm, or worse, got the knife launched into his face or body.
You can look at this video as a lesson on the importance of paying attention in science class, where they teach you about this kind of stuff. Whoever said criminals don’t need to go to school? :-)
I just stumbled on this cool website called Roots of Fight. It looks like it’s a blend between documentary videos and an on-line gear shop. It mixes the two quite nicely so don’t be surprised you end up buying some of their T-shirts. That said, the videos are well worth watching because they feature a bunch of well known fighters in a range of sports: muay Thai, MMA, boxing and more.
Here are a couple of videos I enjoyed the most:
First one is of course the incomparable Bas Rutten, explaining how he ended up breaking the shin bone of an opponent in a leg lock:
But my favorite is of course this one on Mike Tyson with comments by Randy Couture, Forrest Griffin and Ray Mancini: Read More→
Anderson Silva and Steven Seagal in a Budweiser commercial. What more can you want? :-)
Here’s one that is making the rounds of the internet right now: A small guy and a tall guy are having an argument (no idea what it’s about). Things seem to heat up and then the small guy sucker punches the tall one with a left hook. The tall guy crashes to the floor unconscious.
Here’s what happened.
There are a couple lessons here: Read More→
I just got to see some videos called “Self-defense with Jo Bonten“. Instead of giving the explanation first, I’ll let you watch the intro he uses for his clips so you’re at least forewarned…
Now for some background:
Mr. Jo Bonten lives in The Netherlands and apparently he’s an internet sensation over there. As far as I could find out, he’s been training in Karate for several years and seems to be quite serious in making these videos. Unlike with Enter The Dojo, I don’t know if I should laugh or cry here.
Here are some more of his “Self-defense with Jo” videos, so you can make up your own mind… Read More→