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DANCING SALSA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salsa is not just fun, itís a nice and social activity enabling to compensate the lonely hours spend in front of a computer. I began dancing occasionally and fairly badly American style (i.e. Cross Body Lead) salsa 2005 at Mi Salsa in Berlin but I began training for real as I moved to Helsinki and learn to dance Cuban Style salsa at Baila Baila dancing school, where I found very gentle and extremely talented people. I learned most of my skills from Carlos Correa, which is a great teacher and dancer as well as a nice guy: just go to one of his lessons if you are in Finland, you certainly wonít regret it.Here some picts of me on the dancefloor >> PDF.

 

I use to be a DJ for Latin music from time to time too >> PDF. For those of you who wonder what is good salsa-music, I suggest here some Latino Hits, which should make beginners of Cuban and American style happy >> PDF. Visit the webpage Fuerza-Latina.com to learn more about me as DJ Papi Laurentti.

 

Some times ago I started to learn Tango Argentino as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAINING KRAV MAGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krav Maga, which means ďContact CombatĒ in Hebrew, is a hand-to-hand combat system developed by Imi Lichtenfeld first as a mean to protect Jewish communities in Europe during the 40s and then improved to become the standard fighting system of the Israeli Defence Forces. This defence system assumes potential lethality and that no quarter will be given. Thus it emphasizes on threat neutralization with maximum efficiency in real life conditions (although reactions have to be proportional to threat). For those reasons Krav Maga is one of the most efficient self-defence systems available.

 

I began training in 2008 to master a new physical and mental challenge and to find a balance with the salsa dancing. Training is really tough but if one wants to grow stronger, I guess one should always remember that: ainít no pain, ainít no fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAINING YOGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... helps building up discipline in order to attain a goal.

 

 

 

... helps controlling the body and the mind.

 

 

 

... helps enhancing perception and cognition of ourselves and others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

TRAVELLING AND DISCOVERING THE WORLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traveller's wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel light for less hassle.

 

 

 

Have a kip anytime you can, since you never know, when the next time might be.

 

 

 

Drink and feed your face anytime you can, because you never know, when the next opportunity might arise.

 

 

 

Always have a good paperback with you, not to be bored shitless in the event you are stranded somewhere.

 

 

 

Be friendly with people you encounter, they certainly know better than you and might help in tight situations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful readings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBC - Editorial Guidelines - 2012     >> PDF

 

 

 

German Press Council - Press Code - 1986     >> PDF

 

 

 

ICRC - Staying Alive - 2006     >> PDF

 

 

 

IFJ - Survival Guide for Journalists - 2003     >> PDF

 

 

 

RSF / UNESCO - Handbook for Journalists - 2011     >> PDF

 

 

 

US Army - FM 4-25.11 (FM 21-11) First Aid - 2002     >> PDF

 

 

 

US Army - FM 3-05.70 (FM 21-76) Survival Handbook - 2002    >> PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basically itís possible to save an amazing amount of money buying 2sd hand and cheap gear.

But the following 4 essentials should really be purchased carefully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoes : Itís wise to simply get the best money can buy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backpack : Don't ruin your back, otherwise youíll ruin your journey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping bag : A good rest, itís the only way the body reloads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterproof jacket : If you can stay warm and dry, you'll stay happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following items are also very helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-tool : This piece of kit might get you out of trouble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headlamp : Makes life in the dark a lot easier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighter : Fire is light and warmth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water : Must have, you simply need water!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running-spoon : To eat cheap from the supermarket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small compass : Must have, just in case, even if you have a GPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Wave radio : Still the best to stay in touch with the outer world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency kit : Don't neglect you, hygiene and body care are capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost everything else one might need can be found on the spot

or you donít really need it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bon voyage...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© L.Joachim, 2002-2015

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