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Pattern recognition

What subculture of guys wears Hawaiian shirts and combat boots? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Sep 17, 2016 - 31 answers

Lifting people onstage, regularly, safely

Do you lift people regularly onstage? If so, what are your best tips for doing so safely? In the opera I'm currently rehearsing, I have a comedy fight scene which involves lifting another singer. So far it's going well-- the liftee is happy, I'm feeling no ill effects, the fight/movement director has given us the OK, and the lift works well in the context of the scene. However, we have four more weeks' rehearsal ahead of us, and I'd like to stay uninjured and safe during that time. Hit me with your tips. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Jul 14, 2016 - 9 answers

90s arcade space combat simulator

I've got a memory from when I was 11 or 12 or so, around 1990-1993. An arcade game that was in the Sydney, Australia Miranda Fair Arcade. It was a space combat simulator. It was very immersive. You'd sit in a cockpit, and when the game started you'd be launched down a railgun-like entry system into a space battle. [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Feb 12, 2016 - 4 answers

Please help us be better at collaborative gaming

My partner and I are playing Borderlands 2 and World of Warcraft (WoW) together, which is great fun, but we are sort of terrible at combat. He's never done collaborative gaming (but has played a lot of Borderlands) and I haven't played games in years (but I used to play a lot of WoW). [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 22, 2015 - 16 answers

Books about fighting.

Looking for good, critical books and resources on martial arts and fighting. I prefer them to be academic enough to have survived peer review, but will take what I can get. Anything martial arts related would do, I'm interested in understanding martial arts and fighting in a more general sense. [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee on Dec 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Looking for an Internet video: Humanoid robot soldier patrolling a real, Third World city

Looking for an Internet video: Humanoid robot soldier patrolling a real, Third World city. It combined live action footage -- which looked like Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, etc -- with a digitally inserted, Terminator-like robot soldier patrolling the streets on foot. The robot appeared to be a motion-captured actor, from its level of fidelity. The project appeared to have a somewhat political slant about the eventual use of robots in combat.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Sep 6, 2012 - 5 answers

How trained for combat are the "non-combatant" combatants?

What sort of combat training do US Army soldiers in non-combat MOSs (women in particular) get after boot camp? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Mar 29, 2011 - 5 answers

Freefall fighting

Say you were going to create a martial art for fighting in zero gravity. What would it look like? [more inside]
posted by mumblingmynah on Dec 7, 2010 - 20 answers

C'mon, DARPA, chop chop.

Are beta blockers used in combat? [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Feb 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Does this game genre even have a name?

What are some great computer games for people who enjoy non-linear privateering, combat, and risky missions? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Nov 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Wii warfare goes Pop!

Despite being a very gentle soul my dad loves Vietnam films and I'd like to get him a first-person shooter game and gun to use with his Wii. I know next to nothing about Wii, accessories or combat-genre games so help would be appreciated! [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Jun 15, 2009 - 7 answers

Martial Arts for Outsiders

I'd like to watch some classy martial arts bouts. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by stonepharisee on Dec 19, 2008 - 18 answers

Compensation for female soldiers serving in combat roles

Are female officers and soldiers materially affected because they are not allowed to serve in certain combat roles? Concrete data appreciated. [more inside]
posted by muddgirl on Oct 16, 2008 - 13 answers

How long does it take to kill an ant?

How long does it take ant traps to work? I used Combat Traps that have the Combat Ant killing Gel inside them. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Aug 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Any "combat photo"-friendly sharing sites on the web?

I have some photos that were in my grandfather's possession of the preparations and the aftermath of The Battle of Attu. He served in the 7th Infantry and fought in the battle. Some of the photos are pretty graphic and some contain ethnic slurs, but I think they may be of some interest to WWII history buffs. [more inside]
posted by monkeymcgee on Aug 8, 2008 - 18 answers

Accounts of the Iraq War from soldier's perspective?

What are some of the most compelling articles you've read about fighting in the Iraq War? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Jul 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Crash Course in MMA Submission Grappling

I just signed up for a submission only MMA tournament taking place mid june, I have 4 years HS wrestling experience, ZERO MMA experience... help? [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on May 23, 2008 - 18 answers

Dude, where's my phalanx?

Darkon movie and LARP-ing question: Dude, where's my phalanx? What's with the stupid battle tactics? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Nov 13, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me defeat my father in single combat.

How do I tackle this seemingly impossible task? I want to have a better state of physical fitness and I'm starting from almost zero. [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Oct 1, 2007 - 39 answers

Let's talk about swordfighting in movies.

What are the most realistic swordfighting movies? Also, let's analyze the swordfighting in popular movies. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Apr 1, 2006 - 78 answers

Homemade martial arts dummy

What can I use to build the frame for a martial arts dummy? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish on Mar 24, 2006 - 6 answers

Combat Boots

Is anybody out there familiar with different brands and styles of combat boots? I'm looking for a pair of insulated boots (preferably with gortex) that either come in women's sizes or very small (5) men's sizes. Top of my list right now is the Matterhorn 1997 model, basically because it's the only boot I've been able to find that fits the above description. I also like the Corcoran Field Boot, but I'm worried it won't be warm. And I can't afford Danner.
posted by damn yankee on Nov 24, 2004 - 7 answers

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