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by paulandrews1982
Tue May 17, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: TCSL rules question
Replies: 8
Views: 11348

Re: TCSL rules question

Thanks for the clarification Scott, much appreciated. that is the nature of martial arts, dealing with danger is part of the practice. Honestly, I've never understood "martial artists" who are careful to never engage in any practice that might leave a bruise. Neither have I! I've had some bruises li...
by paulandrews1982
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: TCSL rules question
Replies: 8
Views: 11348

Re: TCSL rules question

I have another couple of rules question but they may be a bit subjective appologies if these questions have been answered before: There is a rule which disallows excessive force in the cut/strike. But is there any standard for how much is too much? I assume this is at the discretion of the referee a...
by paulandrews1982
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Chinese swordmanship in London, UK?
Replies: 9
Views: 12339

Re: Chinese swordmanship in London, UK?

Our group is small and informal,we train outdoors and admission is via interview but we are happy to have visitors from other schools attend. Weapons probably take up 25-30% of practice in my classes and we do more weapon work in the summer when conditions underfoot are safer (we always train outdoo...
by paulandrews1982
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Chinese swordmanship in London, UK?
Replies: 9
Views: 12339

Re: Chinese swordmanship in London, UK?

I don't know of any school in the UK with a focus purely upon chinese swordsmanship, though some offer sword as part of their system as far as I know many only offer it as form. 'm based in Leeds and we practice xingyiquan , though the majority of our practice is barehand weapons take up a good part...