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Frith Examines Parenting

Being an assistant instructor in martial arts and working in a public environment I am afforded more opportunity than I would like to see different parenting styles, attempts, and outcomes. Beyond that, my experience in a teaching/leadership role as an assistant instructor has given me opportunity to even try different teaching styles and methods of gaining obedience without using corporal punishment (though I wholly support parents giving their kids a smack upside the head or a spanking if it i

Frith is Magick

Frith is Magick

 

Frith Explains Swords; The Blood Groove Myths & Folded Steel Fallacy

Selling swords, I often hear some pretty ridiculous stuff from people who pretend to be knowledgeable, but know next to nothing. Today I will be going over the ones that I hear the most often and are the most ridiculous.   The Blood Groove Myths   "A blood groove will make the person being cut or stabbed bleed out faster". Wrong! The usual explanation I hear is some half-assed nonsense about channeling or vacuuming blood away from the wound to cause more bleeding. Factors that affect rate

Frith is Magick

Frith is Magick

 

Frith Explains Stainless Steel

Before I begin, this entry is not about about kitchen appliances, so if you are looking for input on your next fridge, look elsewhere.   Selling knives, I far too often encounter folk who sneer at the mention of stainless steel and speak of it with pure disdain. Ask these folks what they thinks a "good" steel is, and they fail to provide a real answer. Today I seek to vent my frustration by explaining why a steel being stainless does not immediately render it inferior.   So what is stainless

Frith is Magick

Frith is Magick

 

To those of you who ride the bus...

...Sit your butt down.   If you are one of those people who stands when seats are free, don't be. I don't know what you think you're accomplishing, but all you are doing is getting in the way. If all seats are full, whether or not you give your seat to someone else is up to you, but if even one seat is free, take it. I'm tired of people blocking the aisle and doors when there is absolutely no need.   To those of you who take the aisle seat when the window isn't taken, don't be a dick, move o

Frith is Magick

Frith is Magick

 

Why Martial Artists Should Eat Frog Soup

In my club, we have a training style that I have nicknamed "Boiling the Frog". It comes from the old anecdote that placing a frog in boiling water will kill it, but if you place it in room temperature water and slowly raise the heat it will be fine. The idea is that full speed or high speed training does nothing to improve skill and only tests and reinforces existing reflexes. Everyone has a breaking point; a speed at which their technique falls apart. Boiling the Frog does two things: it finds

Frith is Magick

Frith is Magick

 

Frith fixes the economy!

Ladies and gentlemen, Behold as I, Frith, unveil the solution to fix the Canadian economy!   I actually first thought of this a year ago when I was still in university. I have since heard the idea elsewhere (I forget the source, I will share it if I find it, feel free to help). Being in a business program, economics were central, and I gained some insight on what certain problems are, what political actions in response are and have been, and the consequences of those actions. I came up with a

Frith is Magick

Frith is Magick

 

Frith explains camouflage

I work at a store of eclectic awesomeness, and one day while checking stock and organizing our various camouflage pants, this idea came to me. This is not meant to be serious, and is a bit of a jab at some of the couch warriors who occasionally come in and think they know everything but just make fools of themselves.   Woodland: A vintage version of Multicam Tropic. Urban: How Woodland looks to colourblind people. MARPAT: Low-res Woodland CADPAT: Low-res Multicam Tropic MTP: A ripoff of Multic

Frith is Magick

Frith is Magick

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