What are some hurdles a person who has practiced taekwondo, fencing and aikido might have to jump when thrown into a real life or death fight? What will happen when they get much better at escalating quickly (almost too quickly) and they're thrown into a situation where that's the opposite of what they need to do?
By, “the opposite of what they need to do,” you mean, not
escalate the situation, or specifically work to try to limit the harm being
inflicted. You know, like an Aikido practitioner?
I know we’ve said this before, but; martial arts are not interchangeable.
They’re not just alternate move sets, or aesthetic considerations. Every
martial art, every one, brings its
own philosophies and outlooks into play. When those philosophies overlap, you
might have options to start mixing them together, or lifting elements from one
for the other. Aikido and Taekwondo don’t really have much of anything to talk
Aikido is a martial art of pacifism. It works well for self defense
because the entire idea is, you stand at the center, plant your feet, and send
anyone who attacks you to the floor, so they can think about all of the mistakes
they just made.
As I said at the beginning, Aikido doesn’t escalate, at
least not on its own. This is a martial art that focuses on ending conflicts
with as little harm done as humanly possible. People will get hurt, that’s an inevitability,
but, this is a martial art that is heavily focused on avoiding escalation.
If you want to start mixing it with something else, there
are other martial arts that have common ground. Jujitsu and Judo both have some
of the same philosophical underpinnings, they’re just pretty sure that plopping
someone on the ground isn’t enough to get the message across, that sometimes
you’re going to want to get down there and make your point in person.
There are even aggressive martial arts that you can
(probably) mix Aikido with fairly effectively, including Muay Thai or Krav
Maga. Martial arts that say, “I want to get really close to someone and turn
them into goulash.” They do have common ground on the ranges that they think
combat should be taking place at.
Taekwondo doesn’t. It’s a very active martial art. It wants
to go places and kick people in the head. As a practical martial style it
shares almost nothing with Aikido. Where Aikido wants its foes close enough to
reach out and touch, Taekwondo is all about forcing your foes away, and keeping
them off balance while you drive your foot through any internal organs they
Taekwondo exists as a practical martial art, but you’re
going to be hard pressed to find that variant outside of Korea. If your
character served in the South Korean military, worked for the police or as a
bodyguard there, then it’s possible they learned this.
Taekwondo traditionally pairs with Hapkido. I don’t know
much about the martial art itself, beyond that it has a focus on joint locks.
But, these are designed to work together, and against one another, so a
practitioner in one would probably also learn the other.
Ironically, Taekwondo can also find common ground with
martial arts like Muay Thai or Krav Maga. These are all martial arts that enjoy
moving around a lot and messing people up. Where Taekwondo excels at doing this
at range, Muay Thai or Krav Maga offer options to do this up close.
Now, if you’re sitting there and wondering why I just listed
the same two martial arts as compatible to both of the ones you picked, that’s
because they have common ground with one another, the two you picked, really
kind of don’t. It’s not that martial artists never learn conflicting styles.
That does happen. But the benefit you gain from that isn’t being able to blend
them together into a single style, it’s being able to switch up your approach
to fit the situation you’re in. And, yes, escalation control is an element of your martial art.
A character who’s been trained in Aikido and (practical)
Taekwondo, would be in a very good position to work as a bodyguard. Taekwondo
allows for rapid vicious responses when called for, and Aikido allows for them
to deal with attackers in public situations where you really wouldn’t want a
bodyguard tearing apart an overly eager fan.
I’m just going to toss this one out, but fencing really
doesn’t add much to this situation. It will help with physical conditioning,
but then again they’d already be getting that from Taekwondo and Aikido.
So, if your character’s been training in Aikido, either
recreationally or practically, they shouldn’t be having issues with escalation.
Remember, escalation is where you increase the amount of force you use to a
point where combat ceases to be an appealing option for your opponent. The
entire concept is anathema to Aikido, which seeks to end combat with as little
violence as possible.
Also, there’s a side nitpick, it’s not really possible to
escalate too quickly. The issue is escalating too far. Again, the idea is that
you demonstrate a degree of violence your opponent isn’t psychologically ready
to handle, forcing them to back down.
Escalating too slowly can give them time to come to terms
with what you’re doing, but the only problem with escalating too quickly is
that you’ll use excessive force. For example, grabbing someone by the skull and
gouging out their eyes would (almost certainly) convince their friends or
allies to back down, but if the situation doesn’t warrant that kind of force,
it’s excessive, you’ve escalated too far, and there will be consequences. These
can be the obvious legal issues associated with extreme violence, or it can
provoke responses in opponents where, instead of backing down, they’ll be more
willing to retaliate in kind. For example, pulling a gun on someone’s friend
might get them to back down, where killing their friend will drive them to come
after you, where they wouldn’t have with less escalation.
The problems faced by a character who escalates too far is, that
they’ll make far more enemies, which will eventually catch up with them. This
is part of why escalation is such a tricky concept. It’s requires a substantial
amount of finesse to pull off effectively.
Escalation is also something that is seriously frowned on by
most of the recreational martial arts community. Unnecessary, and excessive
violence is a serious liability issue for the school, particularly if their
students are children (and, honestly, that’s pretty common.) A large part of
this is because of the exact problem you’re describing. The actual difficulty
is about going too far. It’s not hard to go way too far in an instant, that
happens all the time. But, unless your character is operating with some kind of
“above-the-law” protections, going too far once is a good way to end up
spending the next 25 years in a small cell.
You planned it out beforehand and then killed someone (example: many murder cases in drama and fiction)
You didn't necessarily plan it, but you definitely meant to kill the person. (examples: armed robbbery, bar fight resulting in death, drive-by shooting, gang fights, etc etc etc)
You didn't necessarily mean to kill them beforehand or have any real need to kill them, but you lost your shit and did. Also called a "crime of passion" murder, or third degree murder. (example: person A learns that person B is cheating on them with person C so in the moment of this discovery they're filled with rage and kill person B, C, or both. Also see: The Warfstache Affair.)
You didn't mean to kill the person at all and were aware of what you were doing but you were an idiot and caused someone else's death (examples: DUI, vehicular manslaughter, criminal negligence, unsafe working conditions resulting in death, etc)
a disclaimer however that I do not have a law degree nor any sort of legal voice, but only did research for the sake of writing and helping others with their terminology should they not know the different classifications of homicide according to U.S. law
don't you think it's a bit of an oxymoron? emphasizing that they will keep doing what they're doing even though they're not? they are rebranding and trying to be more appealing, the english acronym is definitely a response to their western popularity, i think both those statements can't be true at the same time
the two aren’t contradicting at all haha. by “keep doing what they have been doing”, they mean they’ll keep making music, keep telling the real stories of themselves to speak up about social issues, deliver messages about hope and motivation through their music, with the goal of inspiring other people, specifically the youth like them. i can say this is their ultimate goal. by inspiring other people to improve themselves, bts is showing their own development as musicians and human beings as well. now, the rebranding, the english name meaning change, they are extra steps that bts took to reach closer to their ultimate goal.
on a business aspect, a rebranding is needed when the old one is no longer capable of reflecting the brand’s current situation, lack the capability of fully expressing the brand’s motives and perspectives, or isn’t potential for future growth. i have explained why bts’ old logo is not suitable anymore in the previous post, but basically the old logo can only reflect half of bts’ ultimate goal aka. “speak up about social issues”. it doesn’t show the side of continuing to move forward and deliver hope and motivation to inspire other people. that’s why a rebrand is needed.
the english acronym is a response to their western achievement, but it’s a long-dued one since “bts” has never really had any english explanation other than being the acronym for “bang tan sonyeondan” in korean, and now it finally has a true meaning. there are various ways to interpret “beyond the scene”, but i’ll just talk about my own interpretation.
1) beyond the scene = beyond the k-pop scene. you all know the famous “this k-pop category ain’t big enough for me” line in agust d right? ;; with bts’ current success, they no longer think of the korean market only, they are trying to aim to the whole world, to produce better music and make more people be able to relate to their music, their stories more. this is also a hint to their ultimate goal mentioned above.
2) beyond the scene = beyond the screen. i don’t know how to phrase my thoughts on this but a scene, as in a movie scene, a play scene, is something that can only be enjoyed and doesn’t have much affect on the real world. it stays in the scope of the movie or play. going beyond the scene means that bts no longer just simply rap and sing, they’re going for something more than just mere performances, more than what you watch to entertain. they’re setting the goal of going beyond those to make actual influence to the real world, to other people’s lives.
those two statements can be true at the same time. bts’ motives stay the same, but their methods are developing and their goals, their playground are growing bigger.
I was about to make a joke about how Floor 19 would have a “days since last death” sign but then I realized that it would never get past 0 I mean what do you expect when you put a bunch of dorks in a place where everyone’s constantly at war
Is there any other shonen manga who got one of it's characters skinned???!!!! That's too violent but I liked it that way , hori is showing us how terrifying and dangerous the villains are , they are bad ,cruel and savage they're true villains, I mean do you remember what did overhaul do!!!!??he blow up the upper part of magne!!!!!thats really horrifying, I like how hirokoshi is picturing the villains, like a real true villains that we should be scared of!!( and sorry for my bad English :(
I can’t think of any shounen manga where a character is skinned alive like what happened with Kirishima. HunterxHunter has some pretty dark stuff and graphic deaths, but I don’t remember the series doing that. Horikoshi can get away with having Kirishima be skinned alive because of the way it’s portrayed. Kirishima’s hardened skin quickly breaking off his body looks less gruesome than having soft skin being ripped off, but it’s essentially the same thing. No wonder Kirishima passed out afterwards.
It looks like Kirishima will be out of commission for the rest of the fight. Fatgum will probably beat Rappa and Tengai before taking an unconscious Kirishima to the hospital, meaning Kirishima will probably be done fighting this arc.
Fortunately, that means Kirishima won’t die this arc, like many people were worried about. Sure he got skinned alive. Sure he had a mental breakdown. Sure he probably has some other injuries. Sure he’ll probably have painfully fragile and low self-esteem when he wakes up. BUT HE’S NOT DEAD.
You’re right. Horikohi does a great job portraying how horrifying the villains are. Boku no Hero Academia does not mess around. The villains are terrifying. They’ve given heroes horrible injuries, they aren’t afraid of killing people, they attacked a bunch of high schoolers, they captured a high schooler, they turned people into nomus, Muscular tried to kill a five-year-old, Overhaul cuts off a little girl’s body parts in order to get her blood, Overhaul also doesn’t care about the lives of others and even blew up Magne’s upper half to prove that point, Midoriya had to break all the bones in his body in order to handle villains, and many heroes have to fight villains until they physically can’t fight anymore, like with Fatgum and Kirishima’s case.
Um, Roman Mars says that if there's a revolving door and you use the one next to it that isn't revolving then you're a monster. 'Cause they're so efficient and great.
Can I, um, can I ask you a question Justin? I've been meaning to ask you this for a while.
Why don't you just go do a podcast with Roman Mars?
Um. If he would have me I would love to, to get over there. I have a lot of good ideas for like, not like this show, but like, for his show like Smart Stuff, you know what I mean? Like, real thinkers. Not like - I can't stress this enough - not like THIS show, but like, smart, erudite podcasting. That's, I feel like, my true calling and. I really feel like my light's under a bushel.
Justin, do you wanna do like a weird backdoor for pilot for Smart Stuff with Justin and Roman right now, and just like, give us a topic you might discuss on Smart Stuff?
Yeah, I'll give you an example and this would be like co-hosted by me and Roman, okay? So I'll kinda leave blanks for his-
I'll do- No, I can do Roman.
No, I'm just gonna leave blanks for his parts, okay?
You don't even wanna hear my Roman?
No! You can try later.
Remember it's like an erudite, kinda smart podcast.
Yeah, yeah, like a podcast where you know the host knows the word erudite.
Idk why but I see Trini and Billy as a hardcore Star Wars fans. She freaked out when the Last Jedi trailer was released and immediately sent Billy the link and they constantly talk about their theories.
“How did Kylo Ren survive?? Is Rey a grey Jedi, or do you think she’s just the last one? Do you think Finn’s gonna be okay?”
“Kylo Ren survived because he’s a dick. Finn is going to be completely fine and kill all of the first order, Billy.”
Roan, send me to Arkadia so I can check if they're really keeping their promise.
Look honey, I know you tryin to slide your sneaky ass next to Bellamy's, but yo, real talk: Bellamy is Clarke's hubby and they gon survive, they gon thrive and ain't no way I am letting you get in the way of thIS SHIP CAUSE THIS IS TRUE LOVE!
What did you mean by "never find out about any of the other kinks"? Do you mean that they're all based around some form of power exchange/imbalance?
No, they’re not all, but lots and lots of them are based around roleplaying scenarios that would be reprehensible in real life, or on consenting to acts that would be reprehensible if done nonconsensually.
(Actually, that latter one includes literally all sex, and most human interactions.)
You know what would be a cool scenario? Let's say the paladins and Lotor are engaged in battle (well they're fighting him, he just wants them out of the way of his real target) and they see he's about to release a deadly blast, but he shoots Zarkon's main fleet instead of Voltron and the paladins have an, "uuuuummmm whaaaatt" moment. Then they begin to question if it's really Voltron he's fighting against. And if not, they what the hell are they supposed to do now?
I mean, I definitely think there’s going to be a distinction at some point that the only real reason Lotor engages the team post s3e4 is because they followed him via the comet and attacked- which he was prepared for, but that’s just it.
I actually think the destruction of the teludav in s3e6 is basically forcing Lotor to fight the paladins more directly to make it more interesting from a plot perspective- because the paladins are our viewpoint characters, our heroes- things have to happen to them.
i always forget that dan and phil aren't like technically confirmed to be dating and i'm like what do you mean they went to the wimbledon men's final and shared strawberries and cream and they're not boyfriends??? like i've accepted it as a real relationship and i always forget it's not really ????
Hello there ! Hum I admit I usually don't really believe in the reality of ships, I mean it's fun and all but I always have doubts, like I think maybe we're reaching, maybe they're just super good close friends and all, but it's the first time I wish my ship were real, it's the first time I feel it could be actually very possible. I try to be rational so I'm 50/50 (which is huge for me lol). What do you think honestly?
okay so i think there’s no way we’ll ever know for sure unless they confirm it (or if they were outed by someone else, which i would hate), but judging by all that’s been happening lately… like i used to think they might be attracted to each other to some extent before but i didn’t actually think they’re together. but those last weeks (months?) have been making me question everything tbh. like it’s come to a point where i keep telling myself to just “be rational” but at the same time a part of me thinks that “shouldn’t it start to be considered rational to think they could be together too?”… lol i obviously know they could be just really close friends but i think it’s also possible for them to be more than that. idk but their love and happiness make me so happy so whatever they have, i hope they keep it bc it’s beautiful
Hi I really like your blog! I wanted to ask your opinion about Kit and Emilia's love scene in 7.07. I was reading an interview with Emilia from July 2017 where she said something like "actors who play love interest on screen, they would do it in real life if they're single bc of emotions, and sometimes they would do it even if they're not single"!! I read this today and have no idea what to take from it!!What do you think?
I think she’s just kind of talking about what people gossip about when it comes to actors. She was asked what actors are known for, I believe, and she started talking about that. I mean, she’s right–they are known for their romantic entanglements. Our society fixates on it, as evidenced by asks like this one :)
I don’t necessarily take it as confirmation about any relationships she has had in her own life. Because what she said is true whether we look at Emilia’s own life or not–actors have gotten together after filming, even if it was cheating at the time.
I don’t think it confirms anything between Emilia and Kit. I do talk jokingly about how great they are together, how much I might wish they could be together, but it’s all in good fun. They’re real people just like us, so I want to respect boundaries and Kit’s real relationship with Rose.
That being said, I think the only potentially ~scandalous~ thing about what Emilia said in that interview was the assertion that when acting like you’re in love with someone, you have to imagine you are–you have to feel like you are. In some ways, you are in love with the person. So she’s speaking to the emotional intensity of romantic pairings on screen, even for the cast.
Personally I’ve always believed that even if it’s “work,” there’s no way that actors feel nothing during love scenes, at least explicit and good love scenes. Because they are trying to feel something. They have to convey feeling to an audience. So it’s not like they’re putting up walls and engaging in meaningless, emotionless, physical activity–quite the opposite.
Still, I think the fact that it’s work is what separates them from people like us. They might feel it in the moment but I’m guessing they know how to turn it off.
I know a lot of people in our ship are having fun looking at boatsex and using it to argue that Kit and Emilia must truly want each other IRL. But we’ve been getting a lot of criticism as a fandom for making those sorts of arguments. I personally don’t believe anything about Emilia’s comments or the filming of boatsex confirms a Kit/Emilia romance or attraction. I’m sure they both find one another hot. I’m sure in that moment they got caught up.
And I know that in the past two actors in romantic roles have become intimate offscreen. But I don’t think we have any proof that’s happening here :/