The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective (fayanora) wrote,
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective
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The Ottoman Slap

This is fucking weird and cool: Apparently the Ottoman Turkish soldiers back in the day had a fighting technique they could use if they lost their weapons, called the Ottoman Slap. These guys could slap hard enough to knock out a horse or kill a human being. And they did it because in their culture, punching people was what women did, and slapping was the manly thing to do.

Link: http://www.sickchirpse.com/ottoman-slap/

This was cross-posted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1358751.html
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