Best of 2010

This is the final post from Low Tech Combat for the year. In this post, we will highlight the best posts that were published here on this blog as well as highlight some of the best stuff from around the web that we shared via Twitter and Facebook. The posts from here are listed under different topics and the Twitter stuff is listed under their topics as well.

I hope you enjoy looking back over 2010. I am sure you will find some interesting stuff you have not seen before. That goes for you subscribers and followers as well. I know you all live busy lives and no-one gets everything. So this is a kind of catch all as well.

Before we get into it, I would like to hint that next year will see a couple of big things (for Low Tech Combat anyway), being brought to fruition which I am very excited about. These will be exclusively for our subscribers as a kind of thank you for your interest in the topics covered here at Low Tech Combat. Besides the posts which will continue, the new... umm, things :) will be only for our small and exclusive community. Stayed tuned next year for more on this...

Let's get into it shall we?

Best Posts of 2010

Core Topics

Aliveness: Common Sense or Controversial?

ATM Card Skimmers Exposed!

Do Your Thoughts Lead to Consequences?

Senshido's Shredder

Functional Strength Training for Combat

What Controls You, Your Instincts or You Mind?

Cyber Security Tips

Do Power Strikes Reign Supreme over Combinations?

Case Studies and Analysis of Real Attacks

News: 69yr old Ex Wrestler Fights off Attackers

News: Man Attacked by 6 Muggers

Can You be Stabbed with Knife and Not Know it?

Real Case Studies Highlight Most Assaults Occur Between People Who Know Each Other

News: Knife Attack in UK

Would You Have Fallen Prey to These Real Knife Attacks?

50 Year Trends in Violent Crime in US

Grappling with Weapons

Low Tech Combat Videos

Know Your Pre Attack Indicators

Understanding Assault: Street Fights

Videos from the Web

Knife Defense with Paul Vunak

Bus Attack Video

Found and Shared On Twitter

Some Quotes

“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

-Winston Churchill

"The mind is like a parachute. It works best when it is open.

" - Rickson Gracie

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

- Plato

"We all must suffer from one of two pains, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret."

- Jim Rohn

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

- Albert Einstein

"Great minds discuss ideas, Average minds discuss events, Small minds discuss people."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"The practice of non-violence is still rather experimental on our planet, but its pursuit, based on love and understanding, is sacred."

- Dalai Lama

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

" -Thomas Edison

"Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.

" - Author Unknown

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."

- Albert Pike.

Interesting News Stories

Man stabbed to death chasing down muggers

http://tinyurl.com/yzma75n

Terrible story

News story about mugging. BEWARE the testing question!

http://tinyurl.com/y8cha8m

Man robs 76yr old women while sitting on toilet on 3rd floor of building complex.

http://bit.ly/4DUl7g

Watching Cage Fighting helped man thwart Robbery attempt!

http://tinyurl.com/yca67xq

19yr old uses claw hammer to strike co-worker in head 4 times after being asked a question!

http://tinyurl.com/y9bqs7f

An armed mugger ended up shot with his own gun

http://tinyurl.com/y86d948

Another robber gets shot with his own gun

http://bit.ly/dmf9D4

let em have it!

Absolutely senseless knife attack

http://tinyurl.com/y8vl7j2

2 stabbed more than 30 times!

73yr old man hits other man with cane and then stabs him with a small knife inside a bank!

http://tinyurl.com/3yay25x

Burglars Use Facebook to Pick Targets

http://mashable.com/2010/09/11/facebook-places-burglars/

Marine Dies Defending His Wife:

http://mil-com.me/djWHzM

In the US, the FBI say 80% of crime is committed by gangs

http://j.mp/7uf8Ob

Other Stuff I Was Reading With Interest

Checking out brand new eBook by @IkigaiWay It looks very well done. Be sure to have a look!

http://tinyurl.com/ycnk9uv

Legalise MMA in New York?

http://www.markstraining.com/2010/01/legalise-mma-in-new-york.html

So Flash Entertainment, now 10% owners of Zuffa, will be building an arena for the UFC to have shows in located in Abu Dhabi. Interesting.

FAST Defence self defence against a weapon video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKCKo8YR9ns&feature=youtu.be&a

Self protection tip: In danger at ATM? get card retained then make a big fuss. No mugger would rob an angry person with no money

Airplane theft more common than u might think.

http://abcnews.go.com/m/screen?id=9554898

Excellent article examining the various types of threat out there

http://tinyurl.com/ylzmoyq

well worth a read

How to Win a Fight: Self-Defense Strategies for the Untrained Fighter:

http://bit.ly/aOl2DQ

How to build a home made medicine with Ross

http://tinyurl.com/2fqp7uo

Glucosamine, though good, has quite bad health effects

http://bit.ly/cU7bQ2

Excellent article on the merits of Combat Sports for men

http://tinyurl.com/23r2adq

Chatting with Marc "Animal" MacYoung about human combative behaviour and other things on a MA forum

http://bit.ly/exvm1G

Four Case Studies of sudden violence

http://bit.ly/h1vsTH

Are you prepared?

65 Martial Arts and Survival Ebooks.

http://bit.ly/hMeUvF

How to train on a slippery surface, Part Two - Training on ice. Good times.

http://ow.ly/1amKdX

How to implement realistic scenarios into your training and classes/courses from a SWAT trainer

http://bit.ly/gEzBao

Cool Videos

MMA conditioning video MMA Conditioning with Matt Pack

http://bit.ly/8EaxIZ

Tony Blauer in one of the best videos on the net! The startle/flinch response

http://tinyurl.com/yf2s95q

MMA FAIL

http://i.imgur.com/zt5eI.gif

New...ish RossTraining compilation video

http://tinyurl.com/yel57b3

Great strength and conditioning stuff. Amazing ability!

Best Mike Tyson video of all time

http://rosstraining.com/blog/2010/01/28/mike-tyson-tribute/

Crazy awesome spinning heal kick knocks out opponent cleanly!

http://tinyurl.com/yax7456

Amazing Slow Motion Video of Olympic Weightlifting...

http://bit.ly/9EkwgR

Eric Ingram's remarkable modified Gracie jiu-jitsu from wheelchair

http://bit.ly/9tq1IR

2010 Dog Brothers gathering of the pack

http://youtu.be/nTKqYkvmdkU

Awesome!

Interview with GSP about Training

http://bit.ly/fcIspY

Found and Shared on Facebook

It is a new feature from late 2010.

Pictures Worth 1000 Words

- Inspiring collection of images

Rendell vetoes self defense bill for outside home

Self Defence legal stuff in US

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx796zSg5gs&feature=player_embedded

- Video showing a Zebra not giving up against a Lion.

Conclusion for 2010

Well thats it. You may want to bookmark this page and come back to it over the next few days so you can go through it all properly.

Hope your 2010 was great and 2011 is even better. We will be back and posting sometime early in 2011. Happy holidays!

Image via jessi.bryan