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by J HepworthYoung
Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Questions on exercises and cut theory
Replies: 7
Views: 4733

Please forgive my asking of a question that I could have easily found more info on using a search function, I mean as pertaining to the grip. I am currently reading all of the posts in the swords forums and finding answers to questions throughout.
by J HepworthYoung
Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: To Fa jin a Flame
Replies: 10
Views: 6806

With the physics as explained as above, how would this affect a contacting strike with say, a heavy bag?

Would the pullback affect the impact of the strike?
by J HepworthYoung
Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Questions on exercises and cut theory
Replies: 7
Views: 4733

I have been lookign for a moment at water calligraphy: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Water_calligraphy_-_Beihai_Park.JPG His grip and this form of exercise seem pretty nice to me. here is a picture of a chinese grip for calligraphy http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d8/C...
by J HepworthYoung
Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Questions on exercises and cut theory
Replies: 7
Views: 4733

Questions on exercises and cut theory

Hi all, My name is Josh and I like swords, the jian styles most of all. I am very interested in martial focus and at this point do not practice any forms, instead I practice just some basic cuts and do a lot of thinking about cut physics. This is for my own use so please point out any issues or info...
by J HepworthYoung
Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Eastern and Western Swordsmanship.
Replies: 4
Views: 4362

If I may comment on this topic, I took a college class in foil fencing and along with learning basics and such got to watch much more accomplished folks duel it out so to speak. One of the impractical aspects was the concept of 'right of way', basically two people could stike blows, that would have ...
by J HepworthYoung
Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship
Topic: Test Cutting Assumptions
Replies: 24
Views: 27187

I have used a few things to practice cutting. I have an Ontario Knife USMC machete that I have frequently taken camping and used to cut many things, ranging from dry firewood to soft green plants. I have wondered if such practice would translate well with the Jian type swords. I have owned the mache...