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by Tony Mosen
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: taijiquan and dim-mak
Replies: 4
Views: 2285

Re: taijiquan and dim-mak

The Dragon Society' has researched and teached a system of applied science in relation to Dimak-pressure point applications that is very complete in a systematic way of learning and is related to the 5 elements theory at the basic level, their science can be incorperated into any fighting system. Th...
by Tony Mosen
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Executioner's sword
Replies: 9
Views: 26755

Re: Executioner's sword

A bit off topic but the most disturbing pics I have ever seen are of the Chinese 'Death by 1000 cuts' there are pics of this practice on youtube in what looks to be quite recent history, similar grainy photos as the ones posted in this thread. Very horrible to look at though :!:
by Tony Mosen
Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Custom Meteorite Jian Project
Replies: 32
Views: 18563

Re: Custom Meteorite Jian Project

I agree' looks great without the gold...
by Tony Mosen
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Conditioning training for Taiji
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

Re: Conditioning training for Taiji

I do push-ups on my fingers several times a week, but only for arm and hand exercise rather than any iron finger ability, make sure your fingers are bent and not straightened when you do them if you are going to try, or over time you may damage the joints in your hands. Conditioning training needs t...
by Tony Mosen
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Custom Meteorite Jian Project
Replies: 32
Views: 18563

Re: Custom Meteorite Jian Project

No bites yet' I'll have a go.. I always liked the Royal Poeny fittings but in my opinion those gold plated open work ones you have there are going to look real slick with a nice beefy handle wrap right up to the guard paired up with a nice dark red rosewood scabbard or the like. They look chunky too...
by Tony Mosen
Tue May 31, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The making of traditional handmade sword fittings
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

Re: The making of traditional handmade sword fittings

Hello there' Yes i am currently making the grip and documenting photos as i go to show everyone my process who might be interested. Graham Cave will be doing the wrap. After the grip assembly is complete i will continue to document photos of my style of making the scabbard and the finishing touches....
by Tony Mosen
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The making of traditional handmade sword fittings
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

Re: The making of traditional handmade sword fittings

Hello Angelo' Thanks for your interest. Yes i am very happy to see how the design is progressing also, the overall theme is obviously of the dragon with leafy background. There are many combinations for dragon themes that Charles can do, such as water background or clouds. I favored the late Qing st...
by Tony Mosen
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The making of traditional handmade sword fittings
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

The making of traditional handmade sword fittings

Hello all' The aim of this thread is to follow the making of handmade open work Jian fittings from a traditional craftsman in China. There are not that many people around with this skill known in the west so I'm sure there will be a lot of interest in the whole process from start to finish for every...
by Tony Mosen
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Dynasty forge Chinese swords
Replies: 4
Views: 3713

Re: Dynasty forge Chinese swords

oops' sorry i got Hanweis dynasty series confused' did not realise there was a different entity called Dynasty forge... i was refering to the Hanwei Imperial Dao at SST.

Cheers
by Tony Mosen
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: any lacquer experts in the community ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

any lacquer experts in the community ?

Howdy all' I have an antique jian project that is nearing completion and i want to give the scabbard a traditional style lacquer finish. Actually I don't recall ever seeing much about the subject here or anywhere else but perhaps someone may beable to point me in the right direction if there is some...
by Tony Mosen
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Custom Meteorite Jian Project
Replies: 32
Views: 18563

Re: Custom Meteorite Jian Project

can't wait to see the finished project' nice work..
by Tony Mosen
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Dynasty forge Chinese swords
Replies: 4
Views: 3713

Re: Dynasty forge Chinese swords

Scott is selling them' so that says something about the quality..
by Tony Mosen
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: How Tony Mosen Jian Handle Compares to Real Jian
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

Re: How Tony Mosen Jian Handle Compares to Real Jian

Here's a tipp' Assemble your fittings to your jian and see how it balances on the end of your finger' play with different handle sized blocks of hardwoods or what you plan to use to see how it effects the POB. The weight won't change that much after it has been shaped, and your jian will balance rig...
by Tony Mosen
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: weight distribution question
Replies: 13
Views: 6464

Re: weight distribution question

Hi Chris'' No it is a different Jian, i still have the one you are thinking of. The blade is thick and slender in width, i'm sure it would have had heavy Iron fittings in its battle ready days, its kitted out with Brass Dragon Spring fittings now so it is slightly tip heavy just like your old one. C...
by Tony Mosen
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Is this Taiji master's power real ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3239

Re: Is this Taiji master's power real ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZW78RXoP90&feature=related Have a look at this guy' About halfway through the clip he gives a modest demonstration of his Nei Gong ability. (not fajin) sorry i went a bit off topic. I edited my post so as not to confuse Nei Gong with Fajin. I have been on the recievin...