Today marks the 20th anniversary of Brandon Lee's tragic passing. In memory of him, I made some animated GIF's from his best action movie, Rapid Fire.
Part 2 in this series tomorrow.
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|"Surprise is a principle of war … It should primarily be directed at the mind of an enemy commander rather than at his force. The aim should be to paralyse the commander’s will." ~From Design for Military Operations: The British Military Doctrine|
|"Rashness, excessive audacity, blind impetuosity, or foolish ambition are all easily exploited by the enemy and most dangerous to any allies, for a general with such defects in his character will naturally fall victim to all kinds of stratagems, ambushes and trickery." ~Polybius in The Rise of the Roman Empire|
|"If there are three courses of action open to the enemy, he invariably chooses the fourth." ~Helmuth Graf von Moltke|
|"A great part of information obtained in war is contradictory, a
still greater part is false, and by far the greatest part is of doubtful
- Joe Weider created Mr. Olympia, Ms. Olympia and various fitness competitions
- He also published magazines such as Shape, Men's Fitness and Flex
- Schwarzenegger describes him as kind, generous and "a titan in the fitness industry"
- Weider died Saturday at a Los Angeles hospital; he was 93
(CNN) -- A bodybuilding icon. A fitness innovator. A magazine publisher. A mentor to one of the world's biggest action heroes.
A pioneer.Joe Weider was all those things and more in his 93 years, right up until his death Saturday morning at a Los Angeles hospital.Calling his "dear friend and mentor ... a titan in the fitness industry and one of the kindest men I have ever met," Arnold Schwarzenegger said "very few people can claim to have influenced as many lives as Joe did through his magazines, his supplements, his training equipment and his big-hearted personality.""Joe was known for urging everyone, 'Exceed yourself,'" Schwarzenegger wrote on his website. "And there is no question that throughout his life, he did just that."Growing up in a tough part of the Canadian city of Montreal during the Great Depression, the once undersized Weider's life started to turn when he began lifting a makeshift barbell.Weider entered his first weightlifting contest at age 17, soon earning a name for himself in Canada, according to his website.At age 20, he started his first magazine, Your Physique. It proved to be the first of several successful business ventures, one of them being the Weider Barbell Co.Over the next few decades, Weider went onto become attached especially to the bodybuilding world -- having helped create, in 1946, the International Federation of Bodybuilders and, in 1965, creating the inaugural Mr. Olympia contest. Other competitions followed, such as Ms. Olympia in 1980, Fitness Olympia in 1995 and Figure Olympia in 2003.He also built out his magazine publishing empire with titles that included Shape, Men's Fitness, Flex, Natural Health and Muscle and Fitness.Schwarzenegger was one of the thousands who read Weider's magazines growing up, saying they "provided me with the inspiration and the blueprint to push myself beyond my limits and imagine a much bigger future."
Later, it was Weider who invited Schwarzenegger to leave Austria for the United States, financed his move and helped to propel his career in bodybuilding, acting and business."He freely gave of his time and expertise and became a father figure for me," recalled Schwarzenegger, who became a top-grossing movie star and governor of California. "He advised me on my training, on my business ventures, and once, bizarrely, claimed I was a German Shakespearean actor to get me my first acting role in "Hercules in New York", even though I barely spoke English."Weider remained active "almost until the end," even after being diagnosed 12 years ago with a heart condition, amyloidosis, said his publicist Charlotte Parker."That never slowed him down," said Parker, who worked with Weider for about 20 years. "He was amazing."By helping popularize weight training, supplement and vitamin use, and fitness equipment -- whether in a gym, a school or a home -- Weider helped change the way the world looks at fitness and health, according to Parker.Outside of all that, his friends knew him as a very giving, smart person.
My deepest condolences to Joe Weider's family, friends, associates and fans."He was generous, loving, full of life," said Parker. "He was a great man."
Found this article on Reddit:
Based on the following paper: Improving Students' Learning With Effective Learning Techniques: Promising Directions From Cognitive and Educational Psychology.
It has a list of effective learning strategies ranked.
Techniques ranked High
Techniques ranked Moderate
Techniques ranked Low
- Imagery use for text learning
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Modern Wrestling Holds is a rare Catch wrestling book that features a wealth of historical photos celebrating the golden era of Australian professional wrestling.
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We are all climbing different paths through the mountain of life,and we have all experienced much hardship and strife.
There are many paths through the mountain of life,
and some climbs can be felt like the point of a knife.
Some paths are short and others are long,
who can say which path is right or wrong?
The beauty of truth is that each path has its own song,
and if you listen closely you will find where you belong.
So climb your own path true and strong,
but respect all other truths for your way for them could be wrong.
For years I forged my spirit through the study of swordsmanship,
Confronting every challenge steadfastly.
The walls surrounding me suddenly crumbled;
Like pure dew reflecting the world in crystal clarity, total awakening has now come.
Using thought to analyze reality is illusion;
If preoccupied with victory and defeat all will be lost.
The secret of swordsmanship?
Lightning slashes the spring wind!
Perfect when clear,
Perfect when cloudy,
Do not desire money,do not depend on empty principles,do not seek fame:just go with what you haveand you will pass safely through this world.
Over a few yearslet intimacyripen naturally-the number of friends will be smallbut the quality will be very large
If your mindis not projectedinto your handseven 10,000 techniqueswill be useless.
Do not concentrateOn striking your opponent.Deport yourself naturallyLike moonbeams floodingInto a leaky cottage.
Tightening my abdomen
against the pain.
The caw of a morning crow.
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Desiderata (Latin: "desired things") is a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann. Largely unknown in the author's lifetime, the text became widely known after its use in a devotional, subsequently being found at Adlai Stevenson's deathbed in 1965, and after spoken-word recordings in 1971 and 1972.
Was that good or what?
Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
16 years ago today, Bapak Herman Suwanda, his wife and several students have died in a head on collision in Germany. Black Belt magaz...