Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wmpyr Logo


My new Wmpyr Martial Arts Logo

Pixel madness Gameboy style!
Dracula and Franky hybrid.

Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster are two of my favorite monsters.
I changed the face to a skull because I think it looks cooler this way, but I was worried that it was going to look too much like Monster High, as a matter of fact the earlier designs did.
The fangs and red cape bring out the vampire aspect.
Originally I had a bat body but it didn't come out good, as a logo it just looked too much like the Batman insignia.

So far I like this logo the best.
I think it would make a good tattoo!
   




Friday, May 25, 2018

MARTIAL WAY & KEY TO HAPPINESS

The key to happiness I learned from martial arts is one word, and that is to coexist.
In order to coexist we need to look for similarities rather than differences.

Most people look at differences and it creates a negative effect.


The ability to look at differences and turn it into something positive is a higher skill so don't do it unless you have this ability.


Differences divide us, separation into groups cause fear, ultimately this turn into conflict, whether it's verbal, physical, or both.

In other words differences causes fighting, combat, and war.

The combat method solves problems by beating the other force and then the winner gets to impose their will without any concern for the other force or their view points.


This method only creates resentment and it's the most primitive way to do things.

It is the stupidest way to solve problems.

Remember to always look for similarities.


It could be the smallest thing in life, for example when a salesman rings your doorbell.

First make sure that you don't open your door.
You never know who the other person is and it can leave you vulnerable to very bad situations.
Anyway some guys get really mad, I mean really angry and upset, I will kill this bastard for trying to sell me something I don't want or need!

If you look at differences your going to think like, I would never get a job like that, what kind of person would take this job, get a real job! This person would sell their own mother and grandmother!


Instead look at similarities, this person is human and just trying to make a living, we both live in a tough world where money is needed.


When you look at similarities it will calm you down a little. Keep thinking that way and it will take away your anger. And the more you do this, the more pleasant you will become, and you will start to notice that the human interaction you have in your life is getting better.


Remember coexisting equals happiness.

The opposite of coexisting is war which is misery.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

JUKAI SHONEN ZOO1


Jukai Shonen Zoo1 by Man Gataro
Manga 1~9 Review by Wmpyr

If you like extreme comedy like the movie Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie then this manga is right up your alley. 
The super stylized "dirty looking" art reminds me of the great R Crumb. 
If you can dig the art style and the extreme comedy then congratulations you are a rare breed and this manga is for you!
You’ve been warned this manga has ample amounts of vulgarity, violence, gore, nudity, puking, and explosive diarrhea!

The illustrator is not only known for his gross comedy but also for using the same art over and over like a lazy person trying to cheat, that is his style (if you can call it that) so just laugh at it when you see his "technique" and enjoy it.
  
The story is about your typical loser kid named Juichi and a dog going on an adventure to save a hobo who has been kidnapped and brainwashed along with other hobos to make giant robots in a secret underground factory.

The story isn’t cookie cutter, and the author pretty much just does what he wants much like the comedic genius Andy Kauffman.
The story isn’t afraid to break rules and think way outside the box like Alejandro Jodorowski's Holy Mountain. 

There are many WTF moments in this manga and you just have to go with it knowing that you're reading something that is unlike any other, and that alone should put a smile to your face!  

I really totally absolutely enjoyed it and I will be reading it again and again!

I give it 10 stars out of 10! 


Monday, April 23, 2018

WMPYR LOGO MEANING












The Wmpyr martial arts logo is very Halloween-ish because I happen to like Halloween very much.
The first movie I ever saw was Love at First Bite, the second movie I ever saw was Young Frankenstein.
Both films left a huge impact on me, and I was pretty much right at home with monsters since the beginning.
The Wmpyr logo is a Dracula and Frankenstein's monster hybrid.
This signifies not only my two favorite monsters, but also my own background.
I was brought up in two cultures, Japan and the USA.
So in some ways I feel like a hybrid too.
My martial arts is a hybrid system made up of more than one style.

I'm not saying that hybrid is the best, I'm simply stating that this is what I lived, at times it felt like a curse and at other times it felt like a blessing.
Over the years I have come to appreciate it.
And I'm here to share with you my martial arts system that stems from a hybrid type of mind.  

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

EARLY UFC LESSONS

Whether your interested in self-defense or just martial arts in general, there are many lessons we can learn from watching the early UFC events. 

The most famous was that in North America, up until the UFC, grappling wasn't considered to be effective when strikes were allowed. 

So now we can say that grappling can be extremely effective even when striking is allowed. 

The next most famous statement is that cross training is necessary to be effective.
This is actually inaccurate because people seem to think that this means you need to be well rounded.

To be successful in the UFC you need to cross train in certain specific styles, not so that you become well rounded, but so that you know how to deal with other strategies. 

Case in point is that there have been many champions in the UFC that specialize in one area, yet they became champions.   

If you follow my logic, you can be a Boxer, but you need to be a Boxer that can defend against take downs, kicks, submissions, the clinch, the ground, and have the ability to steer the fight to your area of specialty which is Boxing.

The next lesson is something I have found on my own trying to make sense out of everything.
There are basically three kinds of people that entered the early UFC.

From weakest to most successful. 
1. Martial Artists
2. Tough Guys
3. Athletes

A martial artist is a regular person that has martial arts skills.
A martial artist can beat a regular person that has no martial arts skills.

A tough guy will beat a martial artist because a tough guy is not a regular person, on top of that they have street fighting skills. So let's say that the street fighting skills and martial arts skills cancel each other out, all that's left is a tough guy versus a regular person. This is why the tough guy wins.
Some people will say that martial arts skills are better than street fighting skills but they are underestimating street fighting skills. Martial arts skills may encompass a larger wealth of knowledge but much of that may not directly affect the actual combat. Martial artists learn things like philosophy, history, spirituality, health, and teaching skills. 

At the end of the day the athlete reigns supreme because they are tough, have skills, and have a much higher work ethic and ability to perform than the others. They are a small percentage of the population. 

Now that tale doesn't end there, you have to consider what I'm about to say next. Most people can do martial arts, it was designed for the average person. Not everyone is a tough guy, not everyone can be a tough guy. Being an athlete is so difficult that most people can't be a life long athlete, or at the very keep training at a high level for many years.    

So the lesson here is that you start as a regular person. 
Learn martial arts and become a martial artist.
Then try to become tougher and tougher.
Then try to become as close as possible to an athlete as you can.

If you want to know how good you are, just compare yourself to what an athlete does everyday. 



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SELF DEFENSE

So you want to be able to protect yourself on the street? 
Well self defense skills begins with honing your body mechanics.

It’s the same as someone that wants to get good with a yoyo, you just pick the darn thing up and keep playing with it. 

So you should pick up a pair of sticks and keep playing with them. 
From there you put in the time. 
You got to have a good work ethic. 
That develops focus and discipline.
The focus is needed in a street altercation, because it’s very easy for the mind to wander off and start thinking about stupid stuff. 
You need to focus on the task at hand. 
What is happening, what do I need to do to survive?

Instead most people think about stuff that is not going to help them.
I can’t believe this is happening to me!
What will my friends and family think when they see me in the hospital or dead? 

The discipline is needed to become stronger. 
Keep in mind that the criminal that is going to attack you is a different breed of person. 
The criminals are predators that grew up in harsher environment than you, they have a different mind set. 

So you will need to be mentally and physically as strong as you can get. 

The Heaven 6 is perhaps the most famous technique in Filipino martial arts. 
It is a combo that can be done continuously with double sticks, single stick, double knife, single knife, stick and knife, empty hand, improvised weapons, and more.

Many people take for granted and don’t realize just how brutal the Heaven 6 really is. 
It is one of the most violent technique ever known to human kind! 
If you did the Heaven 6 with a machete in each hand, you can beat just about anybody. 

The Heaven 6 with a knife in each hand turns you into a wild animal. 

Even without weapons, just using your bare hands, the Heaven 6 is incredibly violent, relentlessly clawing, grinding, and striking using your fingers, fist, palm, forearm, and elbow.    

The Heaven 6 pattern flows, it’s a natural figure 8 movement that is incredibly efficient and can be changed making it extremely deceptive as well. 

The violent capabilities of the Heaven 6 is needed because a physical altercation is violent. 
If you can’t accept violence then you will be freaking out by the violence that is happening rather than focusing on what you need to do to protect and survive. 

So practice the Heaven 6 like an addiction, and make sure that you also make yourself as strong as possible. 
If you don’t do this kind of training then you won’t have skills to fight back. 


If you can't fight back, then you have to take the same approach as a rabbit in the forest. Sneak and hide from the deadly animals.

The various Heaven 6 techniques and tactics will help make your Heaven 6 better, but it's just useless info if you don't put in the practice. 
How much should you practice? 
It depends on how serious you are about not becoming a victim. 
The more effort you put in, the more you get out of it. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

CHOREGRAPHY TRAINING

Choreography training consists of two or more martial arts practitioners following a fixed set of moves.

Martial arts choreography training is pretty similar to theatre or dance. The main difference is that martial arts choreography training is done for skill development rather than entertainment purposes. 

Choreography training is done in many traditional martial arts.

Because choreography training is prearranged, it is looked down upon by those who focus more on sparring.

The fact of the matter is, while choreography training may not be as realistic as full contact sparring, it's the next best thing.

The reason why many martial arts practitioners of the old chose choreography training over full contact sparring probably had to do with safety issues.

Medical technology was not as developed back in the day, and injury was not a risky people were willing to take in an already harsh life.

The quality of life has become better today, and some people are willing to sustain injury for the purpose of developing better abilities.