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by Annika
Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Historical Arms in Beijing
Replies: 14
Views: 15725

Re: Historical Arms in Beijing

I'm going with this http://www.csc.edu.cn/ program - Chinese government scholarship, so only national Universities - I'm either going to Beijing University, Beijing Normal University or Beijing Foreign Studies University. I've been studying Chinese for 2 years (majoring in Chinese), right now just c...
by Annika
Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Historical Arms in Beijing
Replies: 14
Views: 15725

Re: Historical Arms in Beijing

I'll be spending my next school year (sept - july) in Beijing, so this thread is a very interesting reading to me also. Michael, in what University you are? (I won't know before July, to which one I'll get)
by Annika
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Estonian Branch
Topic: GRTC Eesti lipp
Replies: 1
Views: 8788

GRTC Eesti lipp

Mõõgafestivalil on plaanis üles panna osalejate maade mingid sümboolsed lipud koos festivalilipuga. Ameerika ja Austraalia lipud on inspireeritud ajaloolistest lippudest. Kui ma saaksin selle nädala lõpuks kavandi, siis ma võib-olla jõuaksin teha ka Eesti lipu, aga mul puuduvad igasugused ideed. Kas...
by Annika
Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Brass Dots on Antique Jian
Replies: 26
Views: 28396

Re: cosmological significance of the seven stars

The arrangement of seven inlaid plugs on the surface of a jian blade represents Ursa Major, the constellation known as Great Bear or Northern Dipper. Of all the constellations, it is revered by Taoists since it radiates by its tail from the Pole Star, Ursa Major doesn't radiate from the Pole Star, ...
by Annika
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: a bit of advice
Replies: 2
Views: 4834

As far as i know, then a wooden one should be quite good and the weight isn't that much off, the way it moves is of course a bit different, but it sure as hell beats anything plastic or that sort.
by Annika
Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship
Topic: What not to use
Replies: 8
Views: 17783

Even this may be too much for an old grip. I've seen swords with even new grips, that were done right, come apart & send the blade flying well before they hit the target. Even new swords may brake quite easilly if they are used constantly (seen this quite a few times on medieval swordfighting tourn...
by Annika
Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Estonian Branch
Topic: Taiji alaste raamatute tellimine Eestisse
Replies: 7
Views: 15375

novembri l?pupoole peaks olema