Survival is an ‘ ART ‘.
THE SAME can be said of MUSIC.
TO SET THE MOOD FOR THIS POST:
SHIRO SUGGESTS PLAYING THIS IN THE BACKGROUND.
THE LEGEND RELOADED.
ARTICLE AND BONUS SLIDE-SHOWs… herein indeed.
In a time of yore,..
The mist still hung low in the valley,
as a sleepy village emerges into view… in the dawns early light.
In amongst the trees that grew sparser as the valley floor began to flatten, on the trail;
there was movement,.. shadows in the mist.
The creatures of the night had long fled back to their cover, the burrows, nests and hidey-holes.
What remained… was not native to this,..
or any forest it seems.
Seeking easy prey,.. the mountain trail wound down and led
these shadows that move.
To the next village that lay beyond the approaching forest edge.
Where this mount ends,… and flat plains begin to stretch
across the land-scape onwards,..
to the next mount indeed.
…both fair and green.
At trails end… maybe a lil before…
two,.. maybe three…
more shadows… could now, be seen.
The light of Earth,.. our SUN, was arising up now-
turning moving shadows… more and more,
Moving slowly indeed, as if a-fixed in one spot…
or going round in circles perhaps. The manly group of shadows flickered faintly now… back and forth, amongst those few still misted trees.
Those trees few,.. so close to forest’s edge and the flattened plains,
that then led on…
to the next village in dawn.
A Village,.. both fair and green.
This shadowy trio of MAN… milled and moved around.
a waiting game it seems, kept them just there.
The wait was almost over as sun-rise cycled on.
The mist still pooled low, hugging both trees and men in shadow still.
Not yet,.. quite warm enough to rise and…
greet our SUN,.. this day… in early dawn.
Moving shadows above- moved as one…
a lower beeline,.. to the now quite visible three.
Many shadows now merged. Milled around a particular figure…
who seemed even now.
To shine,.. and reflect a lot more light than…
the others around in dawn,.. this… misty day.
Leading such mount-bound, shadowy MEN…
so ever… further,..
To a Village,.. both fair and green.
This Leader, soon enough, cleared throat and glanced around,
tightened his grip
and gave them all gathered,.. a strident war-cry.
With answering whoops the shadowy band moved forward,
towards easy pickings it seemed this day. This morn.
Towards a Village,.. in mist and dawn.
both fair and green.
Towards easy pickings,… these shadows of men…
still this morn day,.. of this mount
day-dreamed of gaining ill-gotten riches.
Gained,.. easily and galore.
Gained from a Village,..
…just over there.
…leaving an innocent VILLAGE,..
Ahead of them the village dogs grew quickly restless,..
and almost in concert… in unison…
together first and last;
began to bark and howl.
With the mount… echoing all such…
…Barks… in return.
As then… our SUN,..
lit the misted mount path, in it’s,.. early dawn.
To a Village,.. with mount rolling fields.
To a Village… both fair and green.
The night watchman at the path gate,
though now tired and edgy,..
peered instantly still,..
and intently too…
thru the low mist… trying to see sharply see,.. ALL there.
Amongst those still misted, few,.. edge trees…
on that winding mount path.
early in dawn… indeed.
He knew already… for
the village dogs so- …had told him,..
with voices o so roundly and roughly raised… it seems.
Village dogs… of a home,..
A Village,.. both green and fair,..
just over the mount path there.
On a day in mist, and in this… early dawn indeed…
from a Village,..
both fair and green.
With a first hesitant voice of his own- that grew more strident.
He shouted their name,..
As others took up,
and passed along the call… even as this, the village bell,
so sweetly tolled,..
amongst village… and winding path.
And those… o so rolling,.. misted…
Of a Village,.. both fair… …and green.
He too,.. knowing full and well…
…of the preciousness of…
each and every…
…such and,.. early DAWN.
…EACH AND EVERY,..
day indeed. In our SUN’s healing light.
Tightened his grip.
A son and daughter both,.. were just… right over there.
In a Village.
In a Village,.. both green and fair.
And smiled… as he now saw,..
the first of these moving shadows… turn into men.
As our SUN lit the home-world of this Village…
in such an,.. early dawn.
A Village… with misted and mount rolling fields,
A Village… both fair and green.
… because he enjoyed the FIGHT—
for Bandits really only… bring that swift big shift.
On that infernal,.. and blessed…
Universal,.. Karmic Wheel.
… that’s down below,.. till blessed by Gods…
way way way up there.
Away from this village.
both green and fair.
and because he knew… just knew, somehow…
tis,… …not just his.
fair and green FOR ALL-…
would indeed still… SURVIVE.
with misted mount paths,.. those o so rolling fields.
A Village,.. both… fair and green.
This Village had long been ready.
On this dawn… and any early other…
it too seems.
SURVIVAL plans and contingencies… all taken care of,
…and in fact,.. too.
At this Village,.. with mount rolling fields.
A Village misted,..
in our SUN’s… light and early dawn.
A Village,.. both fair… and green.
Of course,… and intended…
indeed… intended it seems,..
…having EVERYONE in this mount village-
living much more than,.. just… their dreams.
This Village both fair… and green.
This Village both green… and fair.
The one with mount rolling fields.
The one… just over the misted mount path…
just there… just over there.
A VILLAGE FOR ALL,.. it seems.
AND HAVING EVERYONE,.. indeed… ALL INDEED…
Confidently and consistently,..
expertedly and enthusiastically.
Well-trained,.. in the ARTS of SELF-DEFENCE…
wasn’t a FRICKEN bad plan either.
it seems,.. indeed.!.
At a VILLAGE,.. both green and fair.
At a VILLAGE,.. both fair and green.
At a VILLAGE… just over there.
(…and in fact… TOO.)
Though the above may sound like a typical MARTIAL ARTS movie + mayhem plot;
There is in the REAL such a LEGENDARY village-
that took SURVIVAL as its main defensive precept.
So these LEGENDS say.
In order to outfox the BANDITS… Man or Beast.
that to this day… still survives.
Indeed and in fact.
THE VILLAGE OF GANXI DONG IN CHINA.
A MARTIAL ARTS VILLAGE.
A KUNG-FU VILLAGE INDEED.
OF BOTH FAIR AND GREEN… GREEN AND FAIR TOO.
MISTED MOUNT PATHS… AND ROLLING FIELDS.
INDEED IT SEEMS.
(…this LEGEND… has been RELOADED from an earlier brief RETELLING… which can be found elsewhere on the site… if you feel the need to seek such… seek and you… shall find… i hope.)
…or… (click) here… just in case.
SURVIVAL is an ‘ART ‘.
A set of somewhat diverse skills/techniques combining to promote LIFE.
PRIME CONCEPT of the MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF-DEFENCE.
Whether pursued on an individual basis
or collectively as a community/nation/globe…
without it-civilisation would NOT EXIST.
ACTION is desired, necessary and essential in the sense that otherwise we are just MARTYRS for a cause.
Dead meat , so to speak.
Naturally the action may be neutral, offensive or defensive.
BUT action must occur.
On a personal level = WE MUST ‘TRAIN’…on all 3 levels of such individual action…
e.g.such as reading,thinking and DOING.
HERE’s MORE… of SHIRO’s TOP 3 SURVIVAL SITES.
Some SURVIVAL oriented reading and thinking ahead.
THE SITES OF SURVIVAL:
SHIRO’s TOP 3
…in no particular order…
…and a bonus pair of Collective/Personal Security overview sites.
These also contain expertly guided articles and ideas.
Some may be rather specialised indeed.
Such Topics provide a wealth of Knowledge which can be hopefully, easily applied to many situations. The realm of SELF-DEFENCE can be wide it seems. Take what you need and can absorb.
Good luck… SURVIVE.
The SURVIVAL sites chosen are not definitive but rather collectively will give you an insight into the degree and depth of this topic.
Combining old and new theories, techniques and modern technology too.
SHIRO’s search engine duckduckgo.com and blog platform at wordpress.com soon sniffed out dozens of suitable sites on the subject.
SHIRO’s TOP3 SURVIVAL SITES stood out on the night per se.
Providing Commonsense discussion on complex issues.
Info was freely given and explained,
often with an eye to minimize costs/time etc.
THERE ARE MANY GREAT SUCH SITES.
All the sites are worth many visits to accumulate knowledge, tips and ideas.
BYO Hot chocolate and reading glasses.
Some SURVIVAL oriented reading and thinking ahead.
After that… go DO the DOING.
TRAIN WELL… SURVIVE.
LIVE YOUR DREAMS… idreamofninja.
SHIRO’s SURVIVAL SONG 3SET.