If you want a good, general introduction to the other side of this topic watch the award-winning documentary House of Numbers. You can find a trailer and details of the awards here http://houseofnumbers.com and the film itself in full here http://youtu.be/_p-ttLfkZHQ
Please find 89 minutes to watch this film because this story is important and awareness of the problems with the orthodox paradigm deserve to be more widely understood. Thank you.
A few years after we married, my wife started reenacting Rev War. She went off on the weekend to "do her thing" with the unit, and I stayed home. Eventually I met many of her friends in the Unit, and one day, supplied with clothing from the Unit's inventory, I fell in with them for an event. It was quite enjoyable and unlike anything I had ever done in my life. Eventually I joined the Rev War unit.
Kinsey, consider getting involved as well. Marriage is sustained when couples share some interests, and our Rev War events ensure that my wife and I share weekend vacations together throughout the year.
I think this article while is well written there are several aspects that are missing. The first being comfort level. Anytime you walk into a martial arts school, the first thing you should be is comfortable. If you do not believe that 6 year olds should be practicing breaking arms, this might not be the place for you. People look into a martial arts school for several reasons; fitness, discipline, control, confidence, and self-defense. A lot of schools offer a shot-gun approach and tell you that you will learn everything and learn it quickly. For anyone that has been in martial arts for years, will tell you there is no such thing. You must find the school that will be right for you for the long haul. Learning to effectively fight takes time, repetition in motion, understanding what to do in multiple situations.
When fighting when do the rules go out the window. When are things such as eye gouging, strikes to the grown, back of the head, etc allowed. If someone is joking you out or trying to break your arm, is it then ok, to break a finger or toe to get yourself out of a situation. This seems to be a primary problem with teaching inappropriate techniques to children and people that walk off the street. Should the instructor be held accountable for teaching things to people they barely know?
If anyone is serious about learning, here are some tips:
1) Do not trust anyone who has to put down another style to pump theirs, they have not studied or explored enough to understand benefits of other styles.
2) Do not believe anyone who tells you that they have the ultimate style, and you will be ready in a year or two for any situation. Martial arts takes time and patients.
3) Try free classes with a couple of locations and styles to find out what fits you best. Karate at dojo A, is different from dojo b.
4) Black belt is about efficiency with technique and about spirit. Sometimes too short, is a sign there are not traditions or standards, sometimes too long is about trying to show you have more standards than the other guys, but that is more than likely posturing.
5) In the west we use Mr. and Ms. showing signs of respect for people, in Asian cultures, titles such as, Sensei, Shihan, Master, etc.. are also earned titles of respect. If your instructor does not have one, this may show some lack of respect in the organization.
Ed Macy is an excellent tour guide, public speaker and professor. He sincerely loves the Lowcountry and its history. Ed is also smart enough to create a business that integrates his interests and skills. He is not a huckster by any means.
The above poster who takes a shot at Ed in a public forum without having the courage to use his real identity comes across as jealous. The poster's bio reveals he has posted 130 comments about other articles on this site. The most recent were also negative and insulted local success stories. Having the time and desire to harm people you don't even know is pathetic and speaks volumes about the poster.
Ed is a nice person and hard worker who doesn't deserve to be insulted.
Hucksters? And ghost stories? No.............
Do your research, Darlin'.........there have been guides getting paid for ghost tours in Charleston since before Macy was born. He's a huckster, even his ex-partner saw that.
The Creative Corridor should be the concept~ not the official name... Inspiration is it's "fuel"...
What an absolutely grand idea. Being a writer and learning to shoot and produce film, this is a rich depository for talent. Good on em.
I only hope the economy doesn't crash into the sun. If not, this will be a beacon for artists everywhere.
I hope it works. Just don't let the government anywhere near it.
I am amazed the current owners let the building set for so long, with so many artists looking for space. Getting the artist community behind an idea like this is nothing new. Artists would have been happy to pay cheep rent in a dilapidated building. But after a grand vision and a lot of hype, there will be nothing cheep about the space. Time will tell if the project is meant to help artist or exploit them. Artist can do a lot with very little; so, if there is a space out there that is run down and needs an artist touch –the owner must be a benevolent art lover looking to help an artist - you let me know.
Don't you just hate hedge fund managers?
I wish these guys luck. I love that building. However, there are all sorts of dangers lurking under the surface in that area: http://bit.ly/ozQxzg
I am so on the fence about this one. I have had numerous cases of getting pulled over and having a cop (in particular this one on a motorcycle) he had 3 others cars pulled over and stopped me with his palm and yelled HO! and I stopped and he continued to tell me to pull over then made me wait to tell me what I had done wrong til he had given all other 3 cars a ticket also he ended up pulling another person behind me and they had to wait until he was done with me which this took about 1 hr and 25 mins or so for all of us to get out of this. It was at an intersection between Riverland drive and Maybank HWY and when he finally to to me what I had improperly put my blinker on too early and also turned into the farthest left hand lane too early ("before it was a lane, too not close enough to the dotted line) such bullshit. Anyways he gave me the ticket and was mean to me and I even told him honestly I said I am getting ready to run out of gas and I need to turn around because I already missed my class and I am late to work have to get my work clothes and he told me to stop talking unless I wanted to go to jail. He then went to his motorcycle and wrote up my tickets which were like 2 differrent tickets and made me wait there anothe 35 minutes and I was late as hell to work. Anyways another time I ran out of gas in middle of night in what my mom referred to as crack villed and they stopped had this bright ass light in my eyes asking me why I was squinting. "I cant see duh". But this was on James Island as well and they were so nice waited with me til my mom got there , she gave me gas they noticed that my tags were out and let me go though. They were actng like they had to protect me which was really nice. I am so in between on this issue becuae I have experienced mean unfair cops and then nice protective community serving cops too. Seems that maybe its a stereotypical thing these cops are doing most the time. They need to realize that not everyone is the same and do not judge a book by its cover. I agree that the new officers are more accustomed to large crimes and people that will steal from their own mother if they wanted to . But it is not quite like that in james island folly beach .. I think they need to embrace the community and maybe get to know us better with civil acknowledgement or conversation instead of assuming the worst in us all.. I believe the cops are out of their normal element and this wont stop until we stand up and make them aware of it so I like this article and do love having good cops whop do their jobs and are sweet hearts and would do anything to make sure you are safe we can not forget about them but the ones out of place and sternly taking a likng to assuming and harrassing and just general stereotyping need to learn a lesson here. Get accustomed to this community or get out plain and simple.
I had an automobile breakin and the responding officers didn't know "peaturkey" about investigating the case. It took about two weeks to get a police report and even then the report did not accurately describe the stolen items. I have suspects and some evidence but the detective handling the case has done nothing. In my opinion, most of the Folly Beach cops don't know how to pour piss out of a boot. The wife of one of the cops told me the new chief has ordered a stop to all investigations; cops are to spend their time writing revenue-generating tickets.
"Thing is there is an old adage in advertising that sex sells. Unfortunately for the economy, politically correct marketing does not. Catering to certain ethnic and sexually oriented segments of the population who are in the minority means that ads do not focus on the mainstream consumers. Time for the Madison Avenue crowd to wake up and smell the masses."
Seriously, does this make any sense to you?
Hey seagurl, there was a place downtown where the waiters serve sans pants. I'm not sure but believe it is was called Dick's Hang Out. But then who knows. I just figured out the symbolism of the pole dance after all these years.
Thing is there is an old adage in advertising that sex sells. Unfortunately for the economy, politically correct marketing does not. Catering to certain ethnic and sexually oriented segments of the population who are in the minority means that ads do not focus on the mainstream consumers. Time for the Madison Avenue crowd to wake up and smell the masses.
If this club and others like it want to make more money in a poor economy or any other time, they should consider adding male strippers to their revue, one or two nights a week. Bachelorette parties are going to book continuously.
In another un named state, there is a cub that has been there for 30 years. It is advertised as a male strip club but has female stripping at lunchtime and all during the week. The males are the main headliners. Their costumes are imaginative and sometimes funny (think firemen with big hoses, policemen with big guns, etc.) and every weekend the parking lot is full. No men are allowed in until after 11. At 11 all the smart men in town flood into the club to reap the benefits of the drunken assed, pre-warmed up women who are a lot friendlier now than a few hours ago. They have an attached liquor store, a cover charge and their own specialty (high dollar)drinks. Of course their dancers are real performers not just guys with speedos, but with all of the weddings in Chas., it would work. Give us females the chance to be the sexist pigs we really are !!!! Open a male stip club !
The article is about the club and about booking national or regional touring acts. There will be other opportunities to get press about local bands.
Trust me on that.
On another note..... Carpe noctem is not the first booking agent to bring acts to the belle.... FYI everyone.
Porichman, I completely disagree with you. Bubba is a HAS BEEN, most of the people that night were there to support the local acts.. I know because majority of the people in the crowd were personal friends that EOD and Left Asthetic brought. It doesnt really matter who brought what crowd, the fact remains that if you are a local "city paper" you really should support your "local CITY scene"
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