A sip from Mimir's well

The answer is you...

In this video I cover 4 basic punches, to get you started on your self defense journey.

Intro: 0:21
How to punch: 1:29
Jab: 4:16
Straight right: 8:47
Hook: 10:15
Uppercut: 14:05
Tips: 18:03
Drill (Shadowboxing): 18:55

Do you have an idea?, a project? Are you just waiting for the right circumstances? well...

I've seen a lot of young people not knowing how to defend themselves or how to react to violence. While I don't advocate for violence I do believe that violence is a tool that people should be able to use when necessary.

In part 1 of this series I'll show you the basic fighting stance.

On today's video I'll teach you two useful knife techniques: the chest lever and the knee lever.

A research carried out on nematode worms showed that nervous cells can transmit information to the next generation of worms, hinting at the posibility of reincarnation and what our ancestors called Hamingja.

It seems that modern science slowly begins to validate what our ancestors knew tens of thousands of years ago.

Articles:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/afot-ssh060619.php

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-study-says-neurons-not-just-dna-can-affect-progenys-fate/

https://www.israel21c.org/does-our-nervous-system-transmit-info-across-generations/

Research:

https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(19)30448-9?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0092867419304489%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

Recommended channels about Germanic Paganism:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTSINzlNFh4r6P75UGveOrA

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLM6JlQkQ9tltBL9Bipci9g

https://twitter.com/GandalftheWhi19

About finding meaning in our lives.

"My Name Is Not My Own" is a poem by Vincent Enlund. He first published it in 2007 as part of an Asatru poster. Later in 2010, the poem, unaccredited, went viral as part of a wall art piece.

My name is not my own,
It is borrowed from my ancestors,
I must return it unstained.

My honor is not my own,
It is on loan from my descendants,
I must give it to them unbroken.

Our blood is not our own,
it is a gift to generations yet unborn,
We should carry it with responsibility.

— Vincent Enlund

In the first video of the Knife Safety Tips series I talk about two important concepts that you need to be aware of when working with knives: The Bubble of Blood (Blood Bubble or Blood Circle in some places) and the Triangle of Death.

Lately I've seen a lot of misinformation and negative propaganda about what Germanic Paganism really is about. As a few others, I also think that is important to speak up, to at least show to those that are in the path of reconecting with their roots, that this propaganda may not be true. This video is sort of a VR (Video Response) to a video made by Odelsarven about the same topic: Pagan polygamy? you can watch his video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzcWPAC-iDQ

To learn more about your pagan roots I highly recommend the following channels:

Marie Cachet - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLM6JlQkQ9tltBL9Bipci9g
Odelsarven - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTSINzlNFh4r6P75UGveOrA

You can also find many old texts about paganism in: https://archive.org/

In part three of the "Axe safety tips" series, I show you the safest technique I know for splitting kindling with an axe.

In the second part of the series "Axe Safety Tips", I show you a few safety considerations to have in mind when using hatchets.

Learn how to properly sharpen your axe or hatchet.

In order to make sense of our Germanic mythology and traditions, first we need to understand that our myths and all its characters are not to be taken literally.

On April 23, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave what would become one of the most widely quoted speeches of his career. In the most memorable part of his “Citizenship in a Republic” speech, Roosevelt was able to capture his life philosophy in just a few sentences. This section is known today as: "the man in the arena"

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

T. Roosevelt

Learn how to properly sharpen your axe or hatchet.

Learn how to properly sharpen your axe or hatchet.

Our pagan ancestors divided the universe into nine worlds. In this video I talk a little about how to better understand these worlds, from our modern point of view, in order to get closer to the meaning and interpretation our ancestors had.

Have you realized how the civilized world keeps us apart? What if we focus instead on what bring us together?

In part one of the "Axe safety tips" series, I show you a few techniques that you can use to ensure personal safety when splitting firewood with an axe.

Invictus, by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul

"If—" by Rudyard Kipling.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too.
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster,
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make a heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And—which is more—you'll be a Man, my son!

In Norse culture, the concept of luck, or Hamingja, had nothing to do with our modern understanding of it, as a product of coincidence or chance. We inherited Hamingja from our ancestors, and we could grow or strenghten our Hamingja by performing honourable acts or good deeds. The beauty of seeing luck and honour this way, is that it makes us responsible for our own fate and the fate of our descendants.

"Cattle die, and kinsmen die,
and so one dies one's self;
one thing I now that never dies,
the fame of a dead man's deeds."

- Hávamál, H.A.Bellows translation.

I show you my favorite technique for splitting firewood on the ground. No stumps or splitting blocks required!

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Traditional manly skills that every young folk should know.