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by Chris Fields
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Hanwei Cutting Jian?
Replies: 55
Views: 53466

Re: Hanwei Cutting Jian?

Hey there, it's been awhile since I was on this forum, but I saw a link from Jon about the new sword over on the sword forum. Congrats Scott! The blade looks really nice and I look forward to seeing some cutting demos. I'm really looking forward to seeing your Dao design. I still have a Jian i want ...
by Chris Fields
Tue May 13, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Han Jian questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2907

Oh, I apologize, I meant the Han Steel Jian with the long thin blade.
by Chris Fields
Tue May 13, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Han Jian questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2907

Han Jian questions

Hey all, quick questions on the Han Jian 1) The handle is not the lausange shape of other jian, is the grip (the way you form your hand) on the this jian different from other jian? 2) Is this jian used more with two hands or one? 3) Do any jian techniques/movements change when using a Han Jian? Than...
by Chris Fields
Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Sashes/scarves vs. tassels
Replies: 7
Views: 6540

I have often speculated that the tassles were also use to tie down the sword in it's scabbard when worn or when not worn so that the sword doesn't slide out of the scabbard when it shouldn't. Any historical evidence of this?
by Chris Fields
Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Dynasty Forge War sword
Replies: 3
Views: 3448

you mean CARP War sword? :D
by Chris Fields
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Problems with Huanuo
Replies: 25
Views: 15650

Saw your post over at SFI, any updates as of yet?
by Chris Fields
Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Paul Chen jian for cutting?
Replies: 14
Views: 11465

Thanks Scott, I was actually thinking about this sword this morning, and had an idea on why it may not be able to used even though it is a one piece forging. If the blade is only hardened and tempered to the guard, then there is a weak point where blade meets the guard. If they tempered the whole sw...
by Chris Fields
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Have questions about POB
Replies: 1
Views: 2007

Your cold steel Dao is a huanuo sword. According to Scott Rodell, Huanuo makes all of the asia Cold Steel swords. Although my Huanuo oxtail dao's pob is about 6.5" from the guard. My cord wrap bunches up some times as well. I'm still working on the laquer. I read somewhere on here that polyurethane ...
by Chris Fields
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Paul Chen jian for cutting?
Replies: 14
Views: 11465

Awesome! Thank you Scott! :D
by Chris Fields
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Paul Chen jian for cutting?
Replies: 14
Views: 11465

Paul Chen jian for cutting?

I know Paul Chen has stated that most, if not all of his Chinese line are not meant to used in cutting exercises, however, I was curious if anyone has tried using their one piece forged jian? This sword should be plenty strong enough for cutting exercises due to it's one piece construction. thanks h...
by Chris Fields
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Problems with Huanuo
Replies: 25
Views: 15650

wow, thats strange. good luck, i'm sure we all are wondering how this will turn out.
by Chris Fields
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 7466

Where is everyone?

Forum has been quite for awhile, where is everyone?
by Chris Fields
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: hitting with palm or fist
Replies: 8
Views: 5732

Roland, hitting with the "heel" of the palm is no more dangerous than using the whole palm if you do the move correctly.
by Chris Fields
Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: hitting with palm or fist
Replies: 8
Views: 5732

Ah, I see. I have noticed that I can through a palm strike best with the fingers up for striking above the chin, and fingers to the side for striking between the stomach and chin. With your fingers to the side (turned out), they are less likely to get tangled up. If you do feel your fingers getting ...
by Chris Fields
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: hitting with palm or fist
Replies: 8
Views: 5732

Palm strikes require alot of practice and training to do properly. As Scott mentioned, they are more difficult to learn than punches, and are taught at a higher level. In our style of kung fu, Kun Tao, we train beginner students how to punch correctly as to minimize the damage to your hand. When a m...