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by TienLungTaoist
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship
Topic: well rounded sword
Replies: 9
Views: 10373

Re: well rounded sword

I really dont mind if its not historically accurate since I'm going for function and durability, not looks or for a collection item. I actually like the New hanwei cutting jian alot more when it comes to looks and its probably better balanced etc. The cold steel is kind of strange looking but I hear...
by TienLungTaoist
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship
Topic: well rounded sword
Replies: 9
Views: 10373

Re: well rounded sword

Wow after a lot of research I learned a lot about swords, sword making, and how much of a noob I sounded in my first post of this thread.lol Well im still a major noob but i know much more than I started out with.lol I ended up trying to decide between the Cold Steel Gim and the Hanwei cutting Jian....
by TienLungTaoist
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 53842

Re: validation of skill

I take issue with the underlying assumptions. I believe we live in an overly aggressive world. The spirit of our art is to create balance in the world. As martial artists, sometime we may have to create that balance with our palms, feet, or swords. But this can only be done with a peacful heart, mi...
by TienLungTaoist
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Self Defense for the Streets
Replies: 28
Views: 13695

Re: Self Defense for the Streets

I believe that if you practice a martial art, if you practice intent, you will react correctly when things get ugly. To use your taichi to protect yourself just practice your postures (ie. part the wild horses mane) with another person. use it as a self defense technique and once you get the hang of...
by TienLungTaoist
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Is this taiji?
Replies: 17
Views: 19260

Re: Is this taiji?

Contact drills for Baguazhang Practice is like that. You use a pole or tree and strike using you sholders, hips, thighs, arms, palms, butt, upper back, etc... its to practice striking with all your body not just one part.
by TienLungTaoist
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Is this Taiji master's power real ?
Replies: 10
Views: 10155

Re: Is this Taiji master's power real ?

Since I was ten I have been studying martial arts and I have felt enough of chi to have full believe in it and that it works in a very natural way so much do I acknowledge it that I am studying to become a doctor of TCM. However, If this can only be produced on a student, even if it does work in suc...
by TienLungTaoist
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship
Topic: well rounded sword
Replies: 9
Views: 10373

Re: well rounded sword

You might like to see this thread: Hanwei Cutting Jian? http://forum.grtc.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=795 I think this might be the jian you are looking for, but I might be a little prejudiced since I designed it... I like this one and its affordable. this might be the one I go for. Thanks alot Scott.
by TienLungTaoist
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship
Topic: well rounded sword
Replies: 9
Views: 10373

Re: well rounded sword

I would really like it to cut but I also want it to be affordable. I would feel bad using a $1,000+ sword for anything other than display and the occasional tournament/demo. I would really like to find a good review on the Hanwei, Paul Chen Damascus Tai Chi sword SH1013. http://www.hanweishop.com/pr...
by TienLungTaoist
Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship
Topic: well rounded sword
Replies: 9
Views: 10373

well rounded sword

Hello, Im new to the forum. I found this site by searching sword reviews. I Practice Gung Fu, TaiChi, Baguazhang, and some Karate. So far my favorite fencing style is the TaiChi Jian. I own a training wushu steel as well as a big heavy generals style jian but I am looking for a serious well rounded ...