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by ben hanawalt
Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: acupuncture
Replies: 2
Views: 2449

I similar experience last friday.. I've had accupuncture before.. but never an experience like this. The first time, I simply got off the table feeling like I was on drugs.. but nothing deeper than that. This time, was w/ a 5 element practitioner.. and started when he was checking my qi pulse. It fe...
by ben hanawalt
Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: 'play the pipa'
Replies: 4
Views: 3240

Ooooo... im not sure if im visualizing it exactly as you said.. and I've haven't seen the movie (is it a movie you can get at hastings or some such?) but I will definately think about it more.. thanks =)



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by ben hanawalt
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: 'play the pipa'
Replies: 4
Views: 3240

'play the pipa'

I have seen Laoshi use a 'frog kick' (that is what I have heard it called.. please correct me if Im wrong) to strike an incoming jab. Previously, I had seen 'play the pipa' used very similarly.. although as a double strike against a jab..or punch.. at the time i thought it was poor taijiquan.. as I ...
by ben hanawalt
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: The nanking integrated form
Replies: 0
Views: 2893

The nanking integrated form

One teacher I have spent time with talks much of the Nanking integrated form. I am curious if anyone else on the forum has heard of it, or knows anything more about it.
by ben hanawalt
Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Practising
Replies: 2
Views: 2561

Re: Practising

It takes a good teacher to set you off in the right direction (going through the gate requires oral instruction). But practising by yourself will develop your skill. Having just experienced Laoshi's first seminar in bozeman, mt. I completely agree. I was completely blown away by how much I learned....
by ben hanawalt
Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Transitions into Unarmed Combat
Replies: 7
Views: 6273

i agree with you mimic. which is why I switched from rapier to a jian. nice and simple, and much better cutting ability in my opinion. I would like to add a bit more to the main theme of this thread.. I spar and fence w/ my brother quite a bit.. he has no martial training.. but is really, really goo...
by ben hanawalt
Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Eastern and Western Swordsmanship.
Replies: 4
Views: 4039

It is very interesting what european fencing has become, from what it was. Until recently, I held a very similar opinion. but that is the way of sports. first you make rules, then you figure out how to use the rules to your advantage. In sport fencing, the 'flick' is a classic example, to get around...
by ben hanawalt
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship
Topic: Test Cutting Assumptions
Replies: 24
Views: 25482

Thank you for the suggestions, Scott.





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by ben hanawalt
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The Jian for the Active Outdoorsman
Replies: 9
Views: 10471

Do you know where i could find pictures to study?



thanks,



ben
by ben hanawalt
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Modern armour
Replies: 49
Views: 30719

the disclaimer

NOTE: This armor has not been tested with wasters or metal weapons and as such, is not intended for sword play with any weapon other than our Sport Sword or Action Flex line. If you use this armor with any other training weapons, you do so at your own risk. (Hate to say it like that, but you know h...
by ben hanawalt
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Modern armour
Replies: 49
Views: 30719

their -disclaimer- is that you could get hurt if you don't use their sword. the GRTC disclaimer simply says you -will- get hurt w/ their swords. The disclaimer on a bottle of dr. pepper says, "if shaken, this product may explode" (in my experience, sadly, it doesn't though) and the disclaimer on nut...
by ben hanawalt
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The Jian for the Active Outdoorsman
Replies: 9
Views: 10471

Thank you very much for the replies. I would be very interested to check out the back strap design, if you ever have a chance.. having heard more about the subject, I may continue w/ a design i've been working on. One of the most comfortable placements I have found is actually under my left armpit. ...
by ben hanawalt
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Modern armour
Replies: 49
Views: 30719

Modern armour

Everything I have seen being discussed on armour so far, has involved historical armour. I love the look, and feel in tradition. but in practicce, it seems the most import thing is to be protected, so that you can test out and utilize the more dangerous aspects of swordsmanship. While doing research...
by ben hanawalt
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship
Topic: Test Cutting Assumptions
Replies: 24
Views: 25482

I went to the coldsteel to check out the dvd, (which looks awsome) but while there started looking at the machetes. My jian was made by kris cutlery. And (for my budget) was extremely expensive. so Im a little leary of using it for test cutting.. and a walmart machete was so cheaply made as to be al...
by ben hanawalt
Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The Jian for the Active Outdoorsman
Replies: 9
Views: 10471

The Jian for the Active Outdoorsman

Hello all. I have a tendancy to practice with my Jian on craggy peaks and such, that take extensive footwork to reach.. and I have yet to find a way to carry my jian that is comfortable and urgonomic. Has anyone come up w/, or researched a harness that allows full body movements, including running a...