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The Essence of Zen Combat. Oct. 5th, 2004 @ 08:05 pm
Welcome to Zen Combat.


Please read our user information before Posting. It will save much time and limit misunderstandings.

The Zen Combat Community is Moderated by OXOjamm Jamm Masters And Musicians who have had

ACTUAL Zen Combat experiences Vince

where the outcome of Combat was Life or Death.

The "Tao of Jeet Kune Do", Vince
by Bruce Lee, is the most effective guide toward Zen Combat known. It is highly recommended that you begin there and see what is useful inside. Then take what is useful and combine it with what you already know and go on from there.

Another excellent book is "Zen Combat" Vinceby Jay Gluck.(Available at Amazon Books) The practical applications are outweighed by the magnificent journey of this man. Very entertaining, there is something in it for everyone.


Zen Combat Community is about learning practical applications of dealing death blows to ones enemy and how to avoid the attacks of same in the process. It is for the Soldier on the Battlefield as well as the

Paint-ballVince
or online Gamer.Vince

What it is not for is the "Thug" or "Bully". We are not concerned with the misuse of this information by such people. Their very nature will not allow them the ability to understand the proper use of it. The writings here will be but the scrawl of an ape to them. Their attempt to use it against the innocent will result in their downfall. Trust this.

If you wish you can leave Comments or Questions.
However: If you would like to be admitted to this community please post your interpretation of this story:

In Vietnam Vince during the summer of 1968 a young soldier who had been trained as a radio operator wondered what he would do if caught in an ambush. His duties required him to stay near the Lieutenant and keep in contact with the company headquarters.

Over and over again he imagined every single situation that he could...in his mind he saw the enemy from the front, the side, from above, from below, from all around. He saw himself reacting in all sorts of ways...holding fast to his Lieutenant, assisting the others in firing back, abandoning his radio after it had been made useless from being shot and joining the others in the fire fight and many others.
Still, many Months went by with no ambush...he went on leave, returned to duty and eventually stopped thinking about being ambushed altogether.

Then one day, it happened......Vinceand to his amazement he reacted perfectly. He was not frightened, cool as a cucumber...he was able to react, perform his job, fire and maneuver with perfect ease. He survived without a scratch and received many compliments from his superiors.

When asked by a General, "To what do you attribute your success in Combat", he replied: " My drama teacher in High school always told me to learn my lines first...imagine an experience that was similer......then to try to forget them... and then when it came time for the play, we would be able to act naturally and without fear, deliver Our lines in a more natural state being able to let them come out on their own. It is called "Method Acting" Vinceand slightly modified, that is what I used in Combat, Sir."

What do you think of his story and his explanation?

Vince,
OXOjamm.

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From:oxojamm
Date:October 11th, 2004 09:02 pm (UTC)
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You been workin hard I see, Nice job Vince.

Pushbutton.
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From:oxojamm
Date:October 11th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Were goin to the World Paintball thing in Orlando, right?
Sweet Job, Bad Lt.

Leggs.
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From:oxojamm
Date:October 11th, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Yes, so start training now.

V.
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From:oxojamm
Date:October 11th, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC)
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You hit the nail right on the head, Bro.

Gart.
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From:oxojamm
Date:October 12th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC)
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SOF 2 tonight?

Ryan.
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From:oxojamm
Date:October 12th, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Servers down but we can do direct.

V.
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From:oxojamm
Date:March 18th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)

In the Zone

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Feb. 8th, 2005 @ 11:46 pm
Posted by rinse_n_repeat

Zen principles can apply to any action. When you are not so focused on the thoughts about what you're doing, it is easier to get in the Zone where you're at your best. Zen is the ball in the corner pocket you didn't even have to think about. It just happened. It is the basket you knew would swish before it went airborne. Today, I found the Zen of the speed bag. When I was "in the pocket" I was relaxed like flowing water. I improved more on this today than at any other day because I was using Zen principals. I had a stretch of time that seemed to be the upper maximum speed. It wasn't about effort or tension. It was about finding something beyond and within.

When you have trained the muscles properly, the action can take care of itself. The action through Zen demands nothing from you. It doesn't require your attention or effort. It just happens.
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From:_dopester
Date:March 25th, 2005 12:46 pm (UTC)
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great explanation. and makes perfect sense now to my past experiences. thanks alot
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From:oxojamm
Date:March 25th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
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You are quite welcome.

If you wish to share some of these experiences just leave them as a comment here.

Best Regards;
Vince,
OXOjamm.
From:blood_of_draco
Date:August 26th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)

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Thats a wonderful story, I am impressed with the soldiers fortitude and tenacity in combat. It seems he had reached a high state of mind, I wish we were all so lucky to do this. Thanks for the book recommendations as well, I want to check those out as soon as possible.

~Thanks
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From:oxojamm
Date:August 26th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)

Re:Get Tough !

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Luck has nothing to do with it. As you will learn from The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, it is a matter of training outside the box.

You must first get rid of any notions of Good or Bad Luck. Here at OXOjamm we believe that "Chance" is a better word for things like winning the lottery or having a piece of the Space Shuttle fall on you. Once you have accepted this, you become in charge of your own training and destiny.

What works for one person does not necessarily work for another, so in the military world you must take the military training and learn it like a good student...then afterward combine it with what you already know that works for you and form hybrids that will work better. In stressful situations this allows you to react with clear insight because the two disciplines will not be at odds with each other inside you.

"Get Tough" by Fairbarin, is a great book of hand to hand knowhow and has been the backbone of all training since.

Let us know how you like these books. It will be a lot of fun, I can assure you.

Vince
OXOjamm.


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From:alcira
Date:September 29th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
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I would say that the soldier used creative visualization that I learned about in a holistic health class to make sure that he knew exactly what to do in a bad situation. There are cruel people in the world, ones who truly want to hurt someone else, no matter how kind the person.

There are people facing this situation in Iraq and in many other parts of the world, I personally prefer non-violence over violence, as that is what jihad truly means, but people forget. Only through critical mass did the anti-war movement reach a plateau, however in extreme situations, the occasionally deadly art of dimmak which I want to learn, can be used. I have faced much disrespect in my life, among other forms of put downs, I'm through, but I also commute by myself at night many times, and know that I want to learn certain deadly arts for my own protection.

I also want to finish my shaolin kempo, (yes I'm getting a job.. I hope), my tae kwon do, and study ninjutsu without people loosing their composure at a 4'10 person attempting these as well as judo. I'm taking 16 units as it is.

The soldier survived thanks to his Drama teacher telling him to learn his lines first, then act naturally when the time came although I'm sure he felt fear as well since we all face this reality in life. I will tell my creative writing students and my colleagues in cinema with whom I will write scripts that will aid in shifting social consciousness, that talent is not just the 1% inspiration/99% persperation thing, but a combination of firstly, hard-work, secondly, desire, and finally, charisma/inspiration that comes from kindness, compassion, and empathy towards others resulting from application of humility and justice. And yes, I speak the truth but size should not matter in martial arts and in person, yes people stop chuckling now when they see the muscle I do have (which means I can bench press my own body weight of 96 lbs since I've lost some weight, and/or carry 12 lbs over it). Thanks for whatever info you can provide.
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From:oxojamm
Date:October 4th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)

To seek, to Find and not to Yield.

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Welcome to the world of Zen Combat.

You are a true seeker, Alcira. All you have to do is keep on your present course, Take what is usefull to you, combine it with what you know that already works for you and strive to be in the present moment in any given situation.

Vince,
OXOjamm.
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From:ex_allenb
Date:October 2nd, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
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My instructor had a student that he showed technique to once. He didn't see the student for about 2 weeks, and when the student came back, he performed the technique perfectly.

"You've been practicing." My instructor said.

"No," the student said. "I've just been thinking about it."

What is the greatest weapon ever divised? The Mind.
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From:oxojamm
Date:October 4th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
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Well Said.

Welcome to Zen Combat.

Vince,
OXOjamm.
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From:sinisterwilliam
Date:August 25th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
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um.
This is a completely small world Allen.

I pulled the journal up doing a web search for a friend...

Naturally, I concur the point of your story.
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From:oxojamm
Date:August 25th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Welcome to Zen Combat, William. You Have an Interesting Journal!
We Hope you Re-Connect with your Friend soon!

Vince and the Crew,
OXOjamm.
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