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..
- 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.