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by nyrell
Mon May 14, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The Jian for the Active Outdoorsman
Replies: 9
Views: 10471

Re: The Jian for the Active Outdoorsman

*grin* I think I was hopin the chinese military had come up w/ something extremely functional. as they must have had to drag their weapon around through all sorts of conditions I can hardly iimagine. They did... Could someone please repost that picture? I'm curious how the jian was actually carried...
by nyrell
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Terminology
Replies: 6
Views: 6403

Re: Terminology

Sounds reasonable!
by nyrell
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Terminology
Replies: 6
Views: 6403

Re: Terminology

Thanks! Regarding true and false egg: I agree it is not meaningful for naming the edges of the sword all by itself, but it is useful when writing down applications. You can write things like "divert to the side with the true edge pointing back/forward/up/down". I find it very useful for that kind of...
by nyrell
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Guard positions
Replies: 5
Views: 6356

Re: Guard positions

Thanks for your answer. I have your book (good one!) My background is from Wudang / Practical TCC and we mainly use two guards for application work, a front guard and a back guard. Kind of difficult to explain with words, but I found this video clip discussing them if you want to see what I mean (f...
by nyrell
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Guard positions
Replies: 5
Views: 6356

Re: Guard positions

Thanks for your answer. I have your book (good one!) and I know how you work with the basic cuts. I guess that most (all?) of the basic cuts would be possible to launch from other guards too. Hendrik Kivirand displayed some nice guard work during the 2008 TCSL tournament (just got the DVD!), but I w...
by nyrell
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Terminology
Replies: 6
Views: 6403

Re: Terminology

Great! If you can check it up when you get back it would be great.
by nyrell
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Terminology
Replies: 6
Views: 6403

Terminology

In some western MA I have been in contact with they have the concept of "true edge" and "false edge" of the sword. The true edge is the one facing away from you (nearest to your knuckles) and it is the one you use most of the time. Do you know if this concept exist in Chinese swordsmanship too? Also...
by nyrell
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Guard positions
Replies: 5
Views: 6356

Guard positions

Do you work a lot with different guard position in your swordsmanship? Which guards?
by nyrell
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The Sworsdmanship Festival - After Action Review
Replies: 10
Views: 7334

International Swordplay Festival 2007

Here is my article from the event: http://nyrell.se/swordplay_festival_2007/ Enjoy! /Mattias Nyrell http://nyrell.se/inside/yin_tcc/swordplay_festival_2007/img/img_5620_croped.jpg http://nyrell.se/inside/yin_tcc/swordplay_festival_2007/img/img_5693_croped.jpg Moderator Note: Those interested in Chin...
by nyrell
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Seeking advice on buying a new jian
Replies: 5
Views: 3721

Thanks for your feedback! As I have not yet found a jian model that I really like a lot I think I will go with a mono steel sword at the moment, and then find a sanmei later if I feel the need.

Thanks
by nyrell
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Seeking advice on buying a new jian
Replies: 5
Views: 3721

Thanks for your quick answer! :-) So do you mean that in some aspects the mono steel version is actually better? How come? And what aspects are better? I take it that you have taken this approach yourself and have a mono steel sword? Have you been able to compare it to sanmei yourself? If so what we...
by nyrell
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Seeking advice on buying a new jian
Replies: 5
Views: 3721

Seeking advice on buying a new jian

Hi, I would like to ask for some advice from all of you who own at least one sharp sword. I'm just back from a great weekend seminar (Swordfish 2007, http://www.ghfs.se/swordfish/) where I got another chance to do some test cutting. Once again I realized that test cutting is a really important aspec...
by nyrell
Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Swords from "Chien Zu Hao Jian Pu"
Replies: 2
Views: 2662

Swords from "Chien Zu Hao Jian Pu"

Has anyone any experience with swords from "Chien Zu Hao Jian Pu"? I have only seen cheaper ones that were not sharp. Those were quite good practice swords, but I wonder if the sharp ones are any good. I'm planning on buying a sword for some test cutting, but have not decided what to buy yet... Here...