shaped-by-karate:

1. Accept everything just the way it is.

2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.

3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.

4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.

5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.

6. Do not regret what you have done.

7. Never be jealous.

8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.

9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.

10. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.

11. In all things have no preferences.

12. Be indifferent to where you live.

13. Do not pursue the taste of good food.

14. Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.

15. Do not act following customary beliefs.

16. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.

17. Do not fear death.

18. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.

19. Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.

20. You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.

21. Never stray from the Way.

- Miyamoto Musashi’s Dokkōdo

shaped-by-karate:

1. Accept everything just the way it is.

2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.

3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.

4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.

5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.

6. Do not regret what you have done.

7. Never be jealous.

8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.

9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.

10. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.

11. In all things have no preferences.

12. Be indifferent to where you live.

13. Do not pursue the taste of good food.

14. Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.

15. Do not act following customary beliefs.

16. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.

17. Do not fear death.

18. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.

19. Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.

20. You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.

21. Never stray from the Way.

- Miyamoto Musashi’s Dokkōdo

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mma-gifs:

Invicta FC 6: Tecia Torres vs. Rose Namajunas
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                                        Robbie “Ruthless"Lawler

mma-gifs:

                                        Robbie “Ruthless"Lawler

she-kicks-she-throws:

Photos from 1935 Japan via Old Photos of Japan.

Japanese school girls practicing naginata (薙刀). Naginata is a pole weapon traditionally used by members of the samurai class. It consists of a wooden shaft with a curved blade on the end. In the modern martial art form of naginata, it is carved from one piece of Japanese white oak or it features a replaceable blade constructed from bamboo. Practitioners wear protective armor called bogu (防具). It is very similar to the armor worn by practitioners of kendo. In modern Japan, naginatajutsu is practiced especially by women.

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oaklandjudo:

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WSOF 4: Nick Newell vs. Keon Caldwell

Always reblog an mma underhook harai-goshi! 
Note: I have no idea who these guys are and if the guy trains judo. Grappling exists in so many different forms but there’s only so many ways to throw a person to the ground, so we’ll all have different names for things. In judo we’d call that a harai-goshi. 

oaklandjudo:

mma-gifs:

WSOF 4: Nick Newell vs. Keon Caldwell

Always reblog an mma underhook harai-goshi! 

Note: I have no idea who these guys are and if the guy trains judo. Grappling exists in so many different forms but there’s only so many ways to throw a person to the ground, so we’ll all have different names for things. In judo we’d call that a harai-goshi. 

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theronindiaries:

rolling-in-the-gi:

theronindiaries:

bjjuniverse:

Michelle Nicolini vs. Tammi Musumeci

SIICCKK ARMBAARR

Tammi refused to tap and got her arm destroyed (she was ahead in points I think). Freakin warrior 

Not to take anything away but I feel despite the gravity of the tournament and all the right move is still to tap. Injuries can slow down your progress and the lay off time you are going to spend healing and rehabing could be spent getting ready for next year. 

There are enough freak accident injuries in our sport that we need to try to minimize purposeful injuries as much as we can. Mad props for keeping going after it did get broken though.

She actually posted on Facebook about how she had so much adrenaline pumping through her body that she didn’t feel any pain. I don’t think she even knew it got dislocated.

She said that when the medics came over, her first words were “why didn’t I tap!?”, haha!

Whattttt! When I broke my arm back when I was a green belt I cried like a baby and I felt every moment! Consider me jelly.  I find it fascinating how powerful a drug adrenaline is.

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jibadojo:

The Night Attack of Chûshingura

jibadojo:

The Night Attack of Chûshingura

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