This is a topic meant to roughly gather information on various warrior Ways.
Be aware that "resources" on the internet have become fraught with anti-male ideology.
The Philippines ∞
In the hands of an expert, the powerful flowing motions of the clubs somewhat resemble the patterns of Filipino Kali. This resemblance is probably because the 5th century Indian Sri Vishaya warriors invaded the Philippines and eventually merged culturally with them. The Visayan people of the central Philippines can be traced to the Sri Vishaya culture. In terms of basic movement patterns, the relationship between Kali and Indian club training is best illustrated by comparing Danny Inosanto's (1980) explanation of Kali attack angles (Inosanto) with Warman's illustration of club swinging. Both systems stress flowing circular patterns and the figure-eight motion.
The Mongols ∞
Genghis Khan (Chinggis Khan)
Airag, or ayrag is fermented horse milk. See kumis.
The province is famous for its speed skaters, with mass participation in cross-country skating when weather conditions permit. In winters that are cold enough to allow the freshwater canals to freeze hard, the province is the focus of the Elfstedentocht (Eleven cities tour), a 200 kilometers ice skating tour. In the warmer months, many Frisians practice wadlopen, the traditional art of wading across designated sections of the the Wadden Sea at low tide.
Another Frisian practice is fierljeppen, a sport with some similarities to pole vaulting. A jump consists of an intense sprint to the pole (polsstok), jumping and grabbing it, then climbing to the top while trying to control the pole's forward and lateral movements over a body of water and finishing with a graceful landing on a sand bed opposite to the starting point. Because of all the diverse skills required in fierljeppen, fierljeppers are considered to be very complete athletes with superbly developed strength and coordination
Hmm, a lot of the timing doesn't make sense. They served in the Roman military in the 70s.
- Established in 700BC
- 12 BC - after several uprisings, they were conquered by the Roman general Drusus
- 28 - To avoid conquest by the Romans, they formed a treaty - at the River Rhine.
- 44 - Taxes had become repressive and they hung the tax collector and defeated the Romans under Tiberius at the Battle of Baduhennawood.
- 714 - King Radbod fought off Charles Martel to preserve independence.
- ~ 724 - The Frankish Charles Martel subjugated the entire Frisian empire
- early 800s - got freedom, but Frankish Christianity had already taken root.
- 1581 - reclaimed independence with constitutionalized farmer representation
1795 - gave up independence to The Netherlands and has been Dutch ever since.
United States ∞
- TODO - Marines
- TODO - more..
Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of my Ranger Regiment.
Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier, who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger, my country expects me to move further, faster, and fight harder than any other soldier.
Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong, and morally straight, and I will shoulder more than my share of the task, whatever it may be, one hundred percent and then some.
Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress, and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.
Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.
Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission, though I be the lone survivor.
RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!
When the Chief of Staff of the Army GEN Creighton Abrams ordered the formation of the Ranger Battalions in 1974, he directed that they would be the elite, setting the standards for the Army. Maintaining a code of ethics, a Ranger philosophy to live by, the Ranger Creed written by CSM Neal R. Gentry would encompass this philosophy and would be the hallmark of the spirit, discipline, and duty of all Rangers in peace and war. CSM Gentry was handpicked to serve as the first CSM for the 1st Ranger Battalion. Still today, the Ranger Creed is a way of life; a guide for how Rangers conduct themselves. It is the source that binds through loyalty the individual to his Ranger buddies and to his unit.
- samurai (see Bushido)
- Various wars
- I recall one story: On the east coast of North America, a group of pre-settler explorers met with a completely unknown group of natives. Curious about one another, the explorers built a fire and shared some food. The natives shared, and when they parted company those natives and their people were never seen from again. Not even a trace was found.
-- I like to think of this as them "cluing in", leaving and staying invisible.
The Norse ∞
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