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by Scott M. Rodell
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Intent versus Chi
Replies: 10
Views: 12796

Re: Intent versus Chi

... Shortly after ( neigong ) when I let the intent go... fangsong I experienced an overwhelming ecstatic feeling mentally and physically through the back and around the crown. I experienced no adverse effect, for example, headache or pain. It just naturally dissipated after several minutes. Is thi...
by Scott M. Rodell
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Design Help Need in Modern Vs. Antique Wing Chun Swords
Replies: 2
Views: 3646

Re: Design Help Need in Modern Vs. Antique Wing Chun Swords

There is still so many modern Chinese weapons being produced that no one can show any historical examples for. But think about, why would we want a modern/contemporary design from some one who never fought for his life with a blade. It makes much more sense to trust that the people who actually used...
by Scott M. Rodell
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Dao Form Applications
Replies: 5
Views: 4880

Re: Dao Form Applications

... Does this also influence the general speed in training the forms of Jian and Dao? Both dao and jian forms should be practiced at regular slow taijiquan form speed up to full speed & power. Naturally, practicing both the basic cuts & short segments of the form, building from slow to full speed, ...
by Scott M. Rodell
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Dao Form Applications
Replies: 5
Views: 4880

Dao Form Applications - Intent

There is one "error" that I noticed is common with the way dao forms are practiced today. That is they are typically practiced in the same fashion, that is with the same intent in the cuts and the way the body is used, as in the jian forms. I wrote error in quotes because it is not that many types o...
by Scott M. Rodell
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Beijing Military Museum - Imperial Peidao
Replies: 6
Views: 8231

Re: Beijing Military Museum - Imperial Peidao

... hudiedao are been referred to as river pirate swords by many and although unknown to me as factual, it is very plausible that they were used in this way. I say this because of the images I have are from Taipei in the hands of militia, the photos date to the 1850/60s with providence and Taiwan b...
by Scott M. Rodell
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Visited the Military Museum in Beijng today
Replies: 23
Views: 13808

Qing Firearm in Beijing's Military Museum

A percussion cap niaoqiang-
by Scott M. Rodell
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Visited the Military Museum in Beijng today
Replies: 23
Views: 13808

Another Qing Pistol in Beijing's Military Museum

The plaque with this pistol reads: Double Barrel Percussion Cap Handgun (Made in China)
by Scott M. Rodell
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Visited the Military Museum in Beijng today
Replies: 23
Views: 13808

Beijing's Military Museum

When I was in China this past August, I went back to Beijing's Military Museum. Man was I surprise at how it has changed & disappointed. This Museum use to be sleepy at best, no one went. Then the government decided to make it free & part of "Patriotic Education." Now it is swamped with Chinese tour...
by Scott M. Rodell
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Yangjia Michuan Peng Technique
Replies: 0
Views: 14860

Yangjia Michuan Peng Technique

This week in class a question came up on how to deal with certain types of grabs to the wrist. We went over ways of using Peng to bounce the duifang's energy back into his or her center, jamming them up. After class, one student found a video of Japanese martial arts practitioners practice nearly id...
by Scott M. Rodell
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Putting Together Huanuo Jian Without Fittings
Replies: 14
Views: 25660

Re: Putting Together Huanuo Jian Without Fittings

Don't forget Huanuo blades are secured with a bolt at the end of the tang. If you use a double nut system, you should be able to secure the grip quite well. It's a good idea to place a washer between the nut & grip to prevent cracking the grip.
by Scott M. Rodell
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Websites relating to Chinese martial arts
Replies: 4
Views: 4182

Re: Websites relating to Chinese martial arts

For information about Spear, Staff, Shield & Saber & both the two-handed jian & dao see: http://www.chineselongsword.com/

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by Scott M. Rodell
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Websites relating to Chinese martial arts
Replies: 4
Views: 4182

Re: Websites relating to Chinese martial arts

For Traditional Chinese Archery, try: http://www.atarn.org/
& http://www.chinaarchery.org/

& on Facebook there is the Chinese Manchu Archery group & the Chinese Swords and Swordsmanship group (sorry I can't provide the links from here in China, FB is blocked, Linda, would you post them?).
by Scott M. Rodell
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taijiquan for Health...
Replies: 24
Views: 20889

Taijiquan these days...

Watching a match at this summer's US National Fencing Championships, I was pleasantly surprise when I over heard some teenagers talking about the winner of a match. ONe describing the winner,"He was smooth like taiji..." Naturally I was happy to hear some young guys tailing about our art is such pos...
by Scott M. Rodell
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Dao Form Applications
Replies: 5
Views: 4880

Re: Dao Form Applications

Chen Gong gives the application of Er Qi Tui , in his book as, "Use the left foot to pretend to kick & startle & scare the duifang . Use this opportunity to kick the duifang's heart or chin." The only reason why you would craddle the dao in left arm, is if the duifang is close enough to possibly get...