jueves, 4 de octubre de 2007

Babasónicos is an Argentinian rock band, formed in the early 1990s along with others such as Peligrosos Gorriones and Los Brujos. After emerging in the wave of Argentine New Rock bands of the late 80s and early 90s, Babasónicos became one of the banner groups of the "sonic" underground rock movement in Argentina of the late 1990s.

The band name refers partly to Sai Baba, the Indian guru, and partly to The Jetsons, whose Spanish version is called Los Supersónicos.

The lead singer Adrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez and the keyboardist Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón initially decided to create a New Wave style, which wouldn't follow the established Argentine music. The official band members is formed by Adrián's brother Diego "Uma" Rodríguez (guitarist and lead singer), Diego "Panza" Castellano (drummer), Mariano "Roger" Domínguez (guitarist), and Gabriel "Gabo" Manelli (bassist).

For their second album, Trance Zomba (1994), they incorporated a guest DJ, "DJ Peggyn" who would eventually remain as a band member until after releasing Miami (1999).

In 1999, they collaborated with Ian Brown on a song that bears their name on his album Golden Greats.

Although the band has never been afraid to experiment with various diverse styles throughout their career, since they recorded Jessico (2001) their songs have become simpler and more in tune with current trends in music. Some believe this to be a contradiction with their original tenets, and that Babasónicos has turned into a mainstream marketable band.

Their last two records, Infame (2003), and Anoche (2005) are proof that they have reached a broader audience.

Babasónicos also composed the soundtrack for Vera Fogwill's movie Las Mantenidas Sin Sueños (Kept and Dreamless), which was released in 2007. The entire album was composed back in 2003.

Tai Chi Chuan

viernes, 21 de septiembre de 2007

The Mandarin term "tai chi chuan" literally translates as "supreme ultimate boxing" or "boundless fist," but may better translate to "great extremes boxing," with an emphasis on finding balance between two great extremes. The concept of the "supreme ultimate" is the symbol of the Taijitu meant to show the principles of Yin and Yang duality of Taoist philosophy. Thus, tai chi theory and practice evolved in agreement with many of the principles of Chinese philosophy and Taoism in particular. Tai chi training first and foremost involves learning solo routines, known as forms (套路 taolu). While the image of tai chi chuan in popular culture is typified by exceedingly slow movement, many tai chi styles (including the three most popular, Yang, Wu and Chen) have secondary forms of a faster pace. The other half of traditional tai chi training (though many modern schools disregard it entirely) consists of partner exercises known as pushing hands, and martial applications of the postures of the form.

Tai chi chuan was created as a form of traditional Chinese martial arts of the Neijia (soft or internal) branch. Since the first widespread promotion of tai chi's health benefits by Yang Shaohou, Yang Chengfu, Wu Chien-ch'uan and Sun Lutang in the early twentieth century[3], it has developed a worldwide following among people with little or no interest in martial training for its benefit to health and health maintenance[4]. Some call it a form of moving meditation, as focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form purportedly helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Besides general health benefits and stress management attributed to tai chi training, aspects of Traditional Chinese medicine are taught to advanced tai chi students in some traditional schools.[citation needed] Some martial arts, especially the Japanese martial arts, use a uniform for students during practice. Tai chi chuan schools do not generally require a uniform, but both traditional and modern teachers often advocate loose, comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes.[5] [6]

The physical techniques of tai chi chuan are described in the tai chi classics (a set of writings by traditional masters) as being characterized by the use of leverage through the joints based on coordination in relaxation, rather than muscular tension, in order to neutralize or initiate attacks. The slow, repetitive work involved in the process of learning how that leverage is generated gently and measurably increases and opens the internal circulation (breath, body heat, blood, lymph, peristalsis, etc.).

The study of tai chi chuan primarily involves three subjects. Traditional schools cover these aspects of tai chi practice simultaneously, while many modern schools focus on a single aspect, depending on their goal in practicing the art. These subjects are:

An unhealthy or otherwise uncomfortable person will find it difficult to meditate to a state of calmness or to use tai chi as a martial art. Tai chi's health training therefore concentrates on relieving the physical effects of stress on the body and mind. For those focused on tai chi's martial application, good physical fitness is the first step in effective self-defense.
The focus and calmness cultivated by the meditative aspect of tai chi is seen as necessary in maintaining optimum health (in the sense of relieving stress and maintaining homeostasis) and in application of the form as a soft style martial art.
Martial art
The ability to use tai chi as a form of self-defense in combat is said to be the most effective proof of a student's understanding of the principles of good Tai Chi. The study of tai chi chuan martially is the study of appropriate change in response to outside forces; the study of yielding and blending with outside force rather than attempting to meet it with opposing force.

Muay Thai History

miércoles, 19 de septiembre de 2007

Various forms of kickboxing have long been practiced throughout Southeast Asia. As with most countries in the region, the cultures of China and India have heavily influenced that of Thailand. Both countries had a hand in the development of local martial arts. Indian boxing forms like Musti-yuddha are remarkably similar to Muay Thai and it is often said that every move in Muay Thai has a similar equivalent in Shaolin kung fu. Muay Thai's origin in Thailand can be traced back to its ancestor Muay Boran ("ancient boxing"). This was the form of unarmed combat probably used by Siamese soldiers in conjunction with Krabi Krabong, the weapon-based style [1]. The precedence Muay Thai and Muay Boran give to the kick is probably indigenous to Thailand and the surrounding area since Indian boxing as well as most southern Chinese styles use even low kicks sparingly. This may have come through the influence of the older Krabi Krabong wherein kicks are the dominant form of unarmed attack. Another influence from Thailand's weapon style can be seen in the pre-fight Wai Kru which is probably based on the sabre dance of Krabi Krabong. Neighbouring countries such as Cambodia or Myanmar also show signs of influence one way or the other. Eventually Muay Boran was divided to:

  • Muay Korat (Northeast) emphasized strength. A technique like "Throwing Buffalo Punch" was used. It could supposedly defeat a buffalo in one blow.
  • Muay Lopburi (Center region) emphasized movements. Its strong points were straight and counter punches.
  • Muay Chaiya (South) emphasized posture and defense, as well as elbows and knees.
  • Muay Pra Nakorn (North) emphasized speed, particularly in kicking. Because of its faster speed, it was called as well "Ling Lom" (windy monkey or Loris).

There is a phrase about Muay Boran that states, "Punch Korat, Wit Lopburi, Posture Chaiya, Faster Thasao. (หมัดหนักโคราช ฉลาดลพบุรี ท่าดีไชยา ไวกว่าท่าเสา)".

The practice of Muay Thai was later kept up largely by Buddhist monks who were the keepers and teachers of all arts both practical and spiritual. As every Thai man is compelled to live as a monk at least once in his life the art grew in popularity among common people, so much so that it was said that any man worth his salt would practice it. As well as continuing to function as a practical fighting technique for use in actual warfare, Muay Thai became a sport in which the exponents fought in front of spectators who went to watch for entertainment. This kind of muay contests gradually became an integral part of local festivals and celebrations, especially those held at temples. It was even used as entertainment to kings.

Eventually the previously bare-fisted fighters took to wearing lengths of rope wrapped around their hands and forearms. This type of match was called muay kaad chuek (มวยคาดเชือก). If both fighters agreed they might even glue pieces of broken glass to their gloves using resin or wet flour. Needless to say this was not common and is now banned.



martes, 18 de septiembre de 2007

El Jiu Jitsu Brasileño proviene del Jiu Jitsu Japonés o también llamado Jiu Jitsu tradicional, por lo que comenzaré contando la historia del Jiu Jitsu tradicional.

Hay varias versiones de la historia del Jiu Jitsu, por lo que intentaré explicar de una forma resumida las diversas historias. Expresión "Jiu Jitsu" es incorrecta, siendo correcta "Ju-jutsu". No obstante es la primera expresión por la que ha sido conocido este arte marcial. Es difícil saber con certeza de donde proviene el Ju-jutsu, según he podido comprobar las 2 versiones mas conocidas son:

Maeda. " Count Koma"Se dice que en el siglo XVI, un chino llamado Chin – Young – Gen – Pin, desarrolló unas presas llamadas Tes, estos Tes o técnicas que consistían en unas pocas proyecciones o presas que tenían como finalidad matar al adversario o herirle antes de su mutilación.

Chin – Young – Gen – Pin, viajó a Edo (actual Tokio), y vendió su método a tres guerreros Samurai, a quienes les estaba prohibido llevar armas, los cuales desarrollaron las técnicas hasta un alto grado de perfección.

Otra versión dice que un médico de Nagasaki, Akyama Shirobei Yoshitoki mientras vivió en China estudió el arte del combate sin armas, pero vio que el empleo de ésas técnicas se exigía una gran fuerza física.

Ya de regreso a Japón un día mientras se encontraba meditando, observó los efectos de una tormenta sobre un cerezo y un sauce, mientras las fuertes ramas del cerezo se rompían bajo la fuerza del viento y la nieve, las delgadas y flexibles ramas del sauce se doblaban y cedían e inmediatamente recuperaban su posición natural. Esto inspiró para concebir un método de combate en el cual el más débil pudiese vencer al empuje del más fuerte, cediendo y controlando su potencia y aprovechándola contra éste.

Yoshitoki fundó una escuela que se llamó Yoshin – Ryu la Escuela del corazón de Suase. Ya fuera su origen en China o no, es cierto que las técnicas donde se desarrollaron, fue en Japón. A raíz de la fundación de ésta escuela, se abrieron otras muchas adoptando éstas normalmente un nombre diferente a sus métodos, pero el más conocido de todos es el JIU JITSU, teniendo todos ellos numerosos principios básicos comunes entre sí.

Helio GracieAhora empiezo con la historia del Brazillian Jiu Jitsu o Gracie Jiu Jitsu: El Jiu Jitsu lo introdujeron en Brasil alrededor de 1916, cuando llegó a Brasil Eisei Mitsuyo Maeda, conocido como "Count Koma" (Conde del combate) que había derrotado a rivales de todos los estilos de pelea de todo el mundo entero. Era maestro de Jiu Jitsu Japonés y se hospedo en la casa de un brasilero llamado Gaston Gracie, un carioca descendiente de Escoceses que era diplomático del gobierno brasilero y una persona influyente en la sociedad.

Maeda empezó a enseñarle jiu jitsu al hijo mayor de gaston gracie, Carlos Gracie en Belem. Carlos después, enseñó a sus hermanos Oswaldo el más joven, Gastao, George y Helio. Helio logró fama considerable en Vale Todo(Peleas sin Reglas). A pesar de sus 62kgs(140lbs), Helio derrotó a innumerables oponentes mucho más pesados (a veces el doble de su peso), de estilos diferentes como Capoeira, Lucha libre y grecorromana, Kenpo, Judo, Kung-fu, Sumo, Karate, Boxeo, Sambo, KickBoxing, Hapkido, Aikido, Ninjitsu, Kendo, etc... Su carrera gloriosa dio a luz al fenómeno conocido como JIU-JITSU brasilero.

Los Gracies aprendieron Jiu Jitsu y en 1925 viajaron a Rio de Janeiro donde abrieron la primera academia de Jiu Jitsu. Para promocionar su academia, desarrollaron una estrategia poco común. Desafiaban a cualquiera que dudara de la eficacia del Jiu Jitsu a un combate sin reglas ni limite de tiempo y peso. El éxito por la efectividad de este sistema en las luchas reales comenzó a darle prestigio al sistema y cada vez mas gente se presentaba en la academia de los hermanos Gracie para entrenar.

Carlson Gracie, el sobrino de Helio e hijo mayor del gran maestro Carlos Gracie, tenia tan sólo 17 años de edad cuando subió por primera vez en el Ring para empezar su ascensión fantástica a la cima del Vale Todo en Brasil, Terminando todas sus luchas espectacularmente (algunas de ellas duraron más de 3 horas). Alrededor de 1967, abrió su primera academia.

A plus D , King and Queen del Mashup

domingo, 16 de septiembre de 2007

A plus D, Los dioses del bootleg, Los DJ's Mysterious D y Adrian, bajo el seudonimo de A plus D forman una de las agrupaciones mas poderosas dentro de lo que es el ambito del Mashup.
Estilo que se caracteriza por romper la barrera de los estilos al utilizar canciones de todos lados desde Joy Division a Ciara o Beyonce y armar del rejunte una melodia bailable, original y a la vez divertida.

He's a rock singer-turned-DJ who fronts the world's only mashup band. She's a party girl-turned-DJ who helped create the biggest mashup club in the world. Together, they're A plus D – as in Adrian & the Mysterious D. Known mostly as the couple who helped bring mashup culture to America, the duo have forged a reputation as crowd-pleasing selectors who not only shamelessly bridge the gap between genres, but between the alternative and the mainstream. This is best evidenced by the success of their club Bootie, the first and biggest mashup bootleg party in the United States. Launched in San Francisco in 2003, Bootie has attracted mashup DJs from around the globe, and the couple have since launched sister clubs in Los Angeles and New York City, further solidifying as the pioneers of the American mashup scene.

Musica Obligatoria:

- Decepta-Freak-On (Missy Elliott vs. Le Tigre)
- Hollaback Headhunter (Gwen Stefani vs. Front 242)
- You Believe Me All Night Long (Cher vs. AC/DC)

- Promiscuous Walk (Nelly Furtado vs. Aerosmith vs. Run-DMC)

High.School.Proms and Susodichos.

sábado, 15 de septiembre de 2007

Fah, la verdad, ayer tuve por fin la graduación de mi liceo... Increíblemente tarde, eso lo sabemos todos.
Osea, yo me tenia q haber graduado a finales del 2006, que fue efectivamente cuando termine el liceo, pero a los directivos le pinto hacerla en Setiembre del año siguiente, en realidad no entiendo porque, quizás sea por la gente que sigue teniendo examenes o quizás es por la siempre lenta organizacion del instituto para todo, pero la verdad que es siempre lo mismo..

En si, la velada fue bastante amena, con todo lo necesario para cumplir con lo necesario. Desde la entrega de medallas a los discursos, tanto de los directivos, como los estudiantes y los padres.
Algo que realmente me pareció increíble es el hecho de que gracias a la Internet un compañero que ahora mismo esta en Canadá pudo "asistir" a la velada.
Siempre la Scuola rompiendo barreras ¿?

A mi en lo particular lo que realmente me pareció el punto fuerte de la noche fue la improvisación de parte de los padres cuando los llamaron a todos para cantar una canción digna de estar entre las tonadas mas melosas de Alejandro Lerner.

Después de la susodicha ceremonia, termine yendo a unos de los lugares donde JAMAS pensé que iba a sentar pie adentro. La "MEGA DISCO TROYA", uno de los lugares acá en Mvd conocido como los famosos "Inters" donde se reune la gente que disfruta de las peleas y de la cumbia a.k.a planchas... Pero bueno, como la fiesta fue privada no hubo ningún problema por esa parte. Lo divertido fue el hecho de ver a toda esa gente que comparti muchos años de mi vida en un pedo constante (gracias al hecho de que era Canilla Libre) creando la mayor cantidad de escraches posibles.

Y no se... yo todavía no me explico como llegue a casa... pero llegue, almorze y ahora estoy acá! xD


Gran presentacion gran.

viernes, 14 de septiembre de 2007

Esto es asi...
Entre en este gran mundo de los blogs debido a la constante influencia atraida a mi de parte de mis amigos...
En realidad en este momente no tengo la mas puta idea de q lo voy a hacer... Quizas algo tirando mas a lo q es el arte como en los blogs de Kamu y de Vandotta o algo mas simple y tranqui como el de Mamu o de Ani...

La verdad no tengo mucha idea, todavia no asisti a la clase "101 Blogs", aparte estoy sin Photoshop, estoy sin Corel, estoy pelado debido a que el puto de vista es un cheto de mierda que no me deja instalar nada... yo q se... asi q no se, banquense esta forma predeterminada de Blog hasta q agus me haga algo lindo o me consiga el photoshop...

No se... esto es solo una introduccion de un Blog mas q nace y quien sabe cuanto dure...