Tricia Sullivan

Tricia Sullivan

  • Commented on Chilling Effects
    Linda, I just wanted to drop in and thank you for posting this. I've just been catching up on these last few posts and it's interesting to see the drop-off in comment levels between Judith's initial post and this one,...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    Oh hai! Always late to the party. Someone told me about this convo; I've been offline. Judith: awesome post. Thank you. I've been thinking about all the comments, especially those from other writers. I put my thoughts on my own...
  • Commented on Who let the dogs out
    @Martin...LOL. I just looked it up on You Tube. I think you already know my opinion & are poking me with a stick ;-)...
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    @raito John Boyd! My partner Steve is a HUGE fan. I can't comment myself to any depth, but yes. Great stuff....
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    @#60 I'm sorry, I haven't seen the movie you reference. With respect to Guided Chaos, I hadn't heard of it but I've gone and had a look. From what I can see, this is just another self-defence system based on...
  • Posted Going to the source to Charlie's Diary
    You guys have listened to me go on for quite a few days now. I'm almost done! The material I've been talking about through this series of posts is all stuff that I was thinking about a lot during the...
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    Fighter Ronda Rousey on Steven Seagal in MMA: http://youtu.be/7axgMMnwV1I...
  • Commented on Who let the dogs out
    Do not mess with Miss Piggy, folks!...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    Sigh. That is depressing....
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    @Gerard When Aikido is shown to work in a fight I'll buy that. Until then I'll have to disagree....
  • Posted Who let the dogs out to Charlie's Diary
    So far I have talked about where I'm coming from when I talk about martial arts and the Philip K. Dick-like uneasiness I feel about the relationship between Hollywood and reality as I observe it play out in martial arts...
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    @Arnold you said "believe me you do not forget being on the receiving end of seven failed attempts at a lumber puncture by a male American visiting neurologist who claimed - this to his audience of medical students - to...
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    @Bravo Lima Poppa 3 Sorry to say I have not read Blindsight, although it's one of those books that has been on my list of 'really should get to this one' for much too long. @Philippa I haven't played them...
  • Commented on Wag that puppy
    @erhebung I'm sorry, I haven't read Lee Childs so can't comment. @Martin have you seen this work? http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/9639.aspx...
  • Posted Wag that puppy to Charlie's Diary
    In my first post of this series I said I would talk about the depiction of personal combat in contemporary media. What I find most interesting here is the tendency to conflate stage-fighting with real fighting, and I am particularly...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    Just popping in to say, yikes, Nicola--you are right. It's the same phenomenon. Yet actually, as I play with the analogy in my head, I want to say that at least in the creative writing classes the students are doing...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    OMG you guys, too many comments to address! @horza I am not sure what I’ve said that suggests I know the One True Way. Quite the opposite. I have said that fighting is a chaotic, messy, business. You’re right that...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    @DickBruere LOL you read my mind. I almost posted that, but I was restraining myself. I think this clip illustrates a serious point: when you don't have contact training in your practice you can become pretty deluded. If you have...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    @leashless The problem I have with your logic is that it assumes you have a choice about going to the ground in a fight. I might not want to be there but it's not always a choice. So if I'm...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    Guys, some clips just for your amusement :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xw5wjwVkFc which of course calls to mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piWCBOsJr-w Sorry. Couldn't help myself....
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    It's really interesting reading everybody's comments. Thanks so much for all of the fascinating responses! About eye gouges and groin kicks and other dirty moves. I think people get the wrong idea about how it works. This is not about...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    @Jay Wow, surprised anyone came back for Day 2 after all those eyeballs falling on the mat ;-)...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    @Adrian Howard I should be clear that this is a personal prejudice on my part. Judo has always been taught as a sport, but really it's not a bad way to learn certain aspects of fighting. I really do take...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    @Nojay My bad! Got you....
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    @Megpie71 There is something in this analogy. However, I would say that the fire drill itself in martial arts is flawed. The fire drill of the training hasn't been taken from experience of real fires, but from some hand-me-down account...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    @furicle I'm not complaining about the lack of overlap. My complaint is that so many martial arts claim they will make you good at fighting, then don't. If people want to do their martial arts for other reasons, good for...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    @Nojay you said 'the empty-hand schools are based on the principle of never hurting anyone to the point of tissue damage. If that happens then something has gone wrong somewhere in training, equipment or supervision.' Yes, this is the principle...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    PS, sorry, my comment was @johansenbabe but coming back to you, @Phil Edwards, yes, fighting and self defence have overlap but they are not the same. Fighters want to be there. There are loads of soft skills in self defence...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    Thank you for your comment :-) The intention is good behind methods like Hapkido (also Jeet Kun Do is like this). The problem comes when we talk about 'what works for you.' As you rightly say, eye gouges and groin...
  • Commented on Martial arts and the cycle of bullshit
    With you on situational awareness. I think Judo's a great sport, and I wouldn't be too quick to write off the advantages it could confer if they get in a one-to-one scrap with someone. At least they are training in...
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