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by tatsu
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Quality jian on the market
Replies: 24
Views: 22522

If one's goal in practicing with the sword is to become proficient in swordsmanship, than I would suggest the practitioner must adopted him or her self to the sword/tool that will do the job, one that moves easily from deflection to cut & that can cut powerfully. He or she should not look for a swo...
by tatsu
Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: The study of multiple styles
Replies: 32
Views: 25906

That's the rub isn't it? Whether by training in different martial arts will achieve the goal that you set for yourself. If the purpose is to master a particular art, then learning another martial art at the same time would most definitely be confusing. If the purpose was to become a competent fighte...
by tatsu
Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Quality jian on the market
Replies: 24
Views: 22522

My sifu was of the same opinion as yours mate. I picked up the Huanuo Carp jian when i first started doing the sword form for the style of tai chi that i do, and that while the blade was well made, the fittings were rather odd and that he didn't like the p.o.b being 6" from the guard....he's still n...
by tatsu
Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Chipped blade
Replies: 4
Views: 9173

Edge nicks would be more of an accidental occurrence, not a matter of course. That's essentially it, i don't really use my jian for cutting practice, so i've picked up a couple of small nicks from incidental use, just general sticky swords (i think) or in demonstrating parries and the like. Thanks ...
by tatsu
Mon May 28, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Chipped blade
Replies: 4
Views: 9173

Chipped blade

I've somehow managed to get a small chip, probably about 0.5 mm indentation, in my blade and was wondering if there was anyway I could fix it? I've been told that either heating the blade to expand the metal or using sandpaper to file it out would be fine, but i'd like a more professional option if ...
by tatsu
Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: UK Offensive Weapons Consultation
Replies: 22
Views: 21893

I think it's more to do with the context and politics that its in... For the UK, they've recently seen a rise in the number of crimes that have involved melee weapons, such as machetes and the like, and so as to at least appear to be doing something about them to alleviate the pressure applied by th...
by tatsu
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Sword Grips
Replies: 10
Views: 8585

Ahhhh, yeh, I see what you mean Mimic... I had to zoom in and notice it a little more clearly... With that, it appears as if the finger were resting on top of a circular/disc shaped guard you'd more likely to see on a dao rather than jian, so I suppose I should say, the finger and thumb grip the sid...
by tatsu
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Sword Grips
Replies: 10
Views: 8585

I haven't yet spoken to my sifu or instructors yet about it, but they're both fairly adamant that this particular grip is what we're sticking with.... and i'm in complete agreement with you Scott, cutting would be absolutely nasty with that grip, so i'll definitely ask about that next time I go to c...
by tatsu
Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Sword Grips
Replies: 10
Views: 8585

Considering the conventional way you'd hold a sword, if someone were cut the finger that was around the guard, wouldn't he just be able to angle the blade slightly more downwards, and that way he could get at the hand anyway? I mean, yes, it does present a target, but no more a target then the hand ...
by tatsu
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Sword Grips
Replies: 10
Views: 8585

Sword Grips

A subtle suggestion I got from Scott when asking him about a sword I was thinking about purchasing, was when I asked him about holding the sword in a certain way The way that my sifu teaches is that we hold the handle at the top of the sword, with the 3rd-5th fingers holding the handle itself, with ...
by tatsu
Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taiji Style?
Replies: 25
Views: 21400

totally agree with you there josh I was merely asking just out of curiosity who was doing what particular style, so to see what kind of spread we have here :) That is as it should be, that martial artists, as a community should be together as one in the purpose of helping and teaching whoever wants ...
by tatsu
Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taiji Style?
Replies: 25
Views: 21400

lol we'll see.... i'm still not getting the waist to control the sword, it's coming from the shoulder most of the time, but once i really got going with it, i'd definitely b into doing some light sparring just to see if i could keep up :)
by tatsu
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taiji Style?
Replies: 25
Views: 21400

I've been practising for 4 years now, with the new frame of Chen style, so i've done the 38 form, 86 form, and i've just started learning the 40 or 50+ odd jian form....so i'm not sure if i want to get battered and bruised just yet if i went out to the Mountains to participate Linda! :P but yeh, net...
by tatsu
Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taiji Style?
Replies: 25
Views: 21400

cool, just wanted to grab a general idea of what everyone did here. it's fairly difficult finding a forum where some of the practioners are actually based in australia, so i was just curious if there were any other sydneysiders like meself here :lol:
by tatsu
Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taiji Style?
Replies: 25
Views: 21400

Taiji Style?

Hey, was just wondering what kind of taiji style ppl here practise? I know that most of the people here that are regulars practise the Yang Michuan style (which i confess to knowing very little about) but I was just wondering about the variation I do Chen style myself, Xinjia, and was wondering if t...