Weapon Questions

Posted by: Anonymous

Weapon Questions - 09/22/04 03:41 PM

Here are some simple weapon questions to get the forum going.

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?
2. What weapon are you best at?
3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?
4. What weapon do you wish to learn?
5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?

my answers are:
1. Chain Whip
2. Bo staff, but since I am still a newb, that is pretty much all I have learned.
3. Nunchaku
4. Tonfa, chain whip, and hookswords
5. I would have to go with a short staff for its simplicity and ease of use.


If you have any others, feel free to post them =)
Posted by: still wadowoman

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/22/04 03:53 PM

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?

NUNCHAKUS


2. What weapon are you best at?

KNIFE

3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?

JO AND NUCHAKUS


4. What weapon do you wish to learn?

SWORD


5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?

JO OR ANY BIG LUMP OF WOOD.

I HAVE EDITED THIS BECAUSE I INITIALLY PUT KNIFE, WHICH WOULD STILL BE MY FIRST CHOICE IF STABBING INTRUDERS/ATTACKERS DID NOT HAVE SUCH SERIOUS LEGAL REPRUCUSSION.

OBVIOUSLY I WOULD NOT CARRY A KNIFE, BUT I WOULD PICK ONE UP IN A TRUE LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION (WEAPON OF OPPORTUNITY RATHER THAN CARRYING A LETHAL WEAPON IN UK LAW)

Sharon



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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/22/04 04:39 PM

Heck, I'll take a stab at this, even though I have no weapons experience whatsoever. In fact, my knowledge of weapons comes from the internet and magazines.

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?

Probably two scimitars. So darn cool.

2. What weapon are you best at?

As of yet, the only thing I even moderately know how to use is a bo staff.

3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?

Hmm, that would require skill in the first place!

4. What weapon do you wish to learn?

Nuchakus.

5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?

Roman Gladius. Small, efficient, easy to use. Stabby!
Posted by: Alejandro

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/22/04 05:28 PM

1. Tonfa
2. Tonfa!
3. Nunchaku
4. Katana
5. Speaking from which kobudo weapon I would most like to use in an encounter: Tonfa. Realistically: Tactical folding knife. We can carry them concealed wahoo!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/22/04 06:08 PM

Bloody poms are obsessed with being caught with a gun or a blade - I wouldn't tolerate it guys.

1. Browning Fabrique National FN Five Seven

2. Any staff.

3. Gim, Chinese straightsword

4. Jutte or Toshu Keibo.

5. Short club, you can use as a stick, short staff or a "point of impact" weapon. A blade may be a blade, but a good short club can break bones and has a greater distance.
Posted by: Reiki

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/22/04 06:49 PM

1> all of them! [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

2> bo, nunchaku, arnis in that order.

At my last grading the graders said my bo skills were absolutely fantastic!! [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG] which was very nice of them. I'm the one that our head instructor usually gets to introduce newcomers to bo work and to polish up the ones that need to get better.

I also get to teach the chucks to the newbies, I am reasonably good with them too.

3> katana - I'm just learning more strikes at the moment and loving it! I'd like to do more work with the sai.

4> tonfa - I have had a play but haven't done much as yet with them and have a kata to learn...

5> any sort of stick, a whip or a bloody big bit of wood like a bo. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]

Basically anything I can get my hands on will do! Pliers and screwdrivers can be handy too.

I once used a large dog [a german shepherd] as a flail but that's another story.. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]

I don't own any guns other than an air rifle, and I don't particularly like knives other than the useful sort of swiss army knife or leatherman.

I carry a hanbo and a set of arnis sticks behind my seat in the car, and a leatherman and a ninja stick in my handbag.
Posted by: nenipp

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/24/04 08:04 AM

1. sai
2. rokushakubo (not "best at" more like "slightly less worthless")
3. knife
4. none really, but that's only because I don't find the time to practice any kobudo (
5. the sharp unsheathed blade within my voice
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/24/04 08:13 AM

Reiki, using a dog as a fail? I'd love to hear that story! =)
Posted by: JohnL

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/24/04 08:20 AM

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?

Right fist

2. What weapon are you best at?

Right fist

3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?

Right fist

4. What weapon do you wish to learn?

Right fist

5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?

Right fist
Hey, I'm a simple guy!

(Sorry Reiki, I couldn't resist. Good luck with the weapons section)

JohnL
Posted by: nekogami13 V2.0

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/24/04 10:30 AM

1) Monk's spade

2) Colt Python .357 magnum

3) all of them

4) Monk's spade, 3-section staff, kali sticks

5) My reasoning, intellect and razor sharp wit!
Posted by: Ironfoot

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/24/04 12:36 PM

I sort of like John's answers, but:

1. favorite = sai
2. best at = bo / M16 rifle
3. wish I was better at = escrima & kama
4. wish to learn = tonfa
5. weapon of choice? bo. See "best at". Plus reach.
Posted by: Ironfoot

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/24/04 12:53 PM

Damn. I forgot the weapons I'd REALLY like to learn, and that's the walking cane. Sneaky and very effective. Saw a hapkido master abusing two of his students with one in a demo and it was impressive.
Posted by: sunspots

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/24/04 04:08 PM

1. Favorite Weapon(s): Katana and wakazashi, as wielded by my teacher. I could watch him for hours.

2. Best At: Ma Do (Horse Knife) Big and scary looking, but beautiful as well.

3. Wish I was better at: Bo. I am learning the American Kenpo Staff set, and as coordination isn't my strongest asset, it's tough.

4. Wish to learn: Katana. See #1.

5. Confrontation Weapon: Hopefully not needed, but either Bo or Escrima techniques could be done with something close at hand like a broom handle or stick of firewood.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/24/04 09:00 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by coxne:
Here are some simple weapon questions to get the forum going.

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?[/QUOTE]


Probably an Anglo-Scottish basket-hilted broadsword (double-edged) or backsword (single-edged).

[QUOTE]2. What weapon are you best at?[/QUOTE]

French foil, and FMA single stick (solo baston).

[QUOTE]3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?[/QUOTE]

French epee.

[QUOTE]4. What weapon do you wish to learn?[/QUOTE]

The sciabola di terreno, aka the "Radaellian" light dueling saber of the Italian school.

[QUOTE]5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?[/QUOTE]

I try to avoid confrontations, but I'd have to say that an ASP telescoping baton would be good, if it was legal to carry around here.

For home self-defense (besides firearms), I think some sort of short sword, equally lethal with both point and edge, would prove most useful--a Roman gladius (as Foolsgold mentioned), a Filipino bolo, etc.

In any case, it's largely a moot point, given the grave legal implications involved with all of the above.



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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/24/04 09:17 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by JohnL:


1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?

Right fist

2. What weapon are you best at?

Right fist

3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?

Right fist

4. What weapon do you wish to learn?

Right fist

5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?

Right fist
Hey, I'm a simple guy!

(Sorry Reiki, I couldn't resist. Good luck with the weapons section)

JohnL
[/QUOTE]


LOL--you live up to your username(sake).
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/25/04 12:22 AM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by JohnL:


1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?

Right fist

2. What weapon are you best at?

Right fist

3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?

Right fist

4. What weapon do you wish to learn?

Right fist

5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?

Right fist
Hey, I'm a simple guy!

(Sorry Reiki, I couldn't resist. Good luck with the weapons section)

JohnL
[/QUOTE]

Just curious, would you mind commenting on this thread (that I started) for discussion's sake?
http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/Forum22/HTML/000262.html

I would really appreciate it.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/25/04 01:20 AM

favourite: definitly the dao

best at: probably shinai... bo comes close

wish to be better at: sectional weapons

wish to learn: cane

in a confrontation: ... any weapon held by me could quickly become held by my opponent... then im in **** ... but i'd go the cane... not many would attack an apparently disabled man with a cane.
Posted by: laf7773

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/26/04 02:08 PM

1. rope dart, katana

2. nunchaku, katana

3. sai

4. tonfa

5. what ever is handy
Posted by: Reiki

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/26/04 02:59 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by coxne:
Reiki, using a dog as a fail? I'd love to hear that story! =)[/QUOTE]

I did this while I was teaching dog obediance a few years back, I was working with someones dog that was decidedly "unco-operative" and it picked a fight with another dog nearby.

Having nothing else handy except the dog lead [which was already in my hands], I decided to swing it with the dog attached. The dog got a hell of a shock and stopped fighting immediately.

It was hard to get it going but once its feet were off the ground the centrifugal force helped.

The dog was very quiet after its flail and I found it a lot easier to work as I had proved my dominance over it.

We used to end up with all the dregs that ppl had bought and couldn't control. Large male shepherds and other breeds that were just dominating their owners.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/27/04 08:01 AM

1) Monk spade
2) Monkey king staff
3) Horse bench
4) monk staff
5) monkey king staff
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/27/04 09:56 AM

reiki-good stuff. poor dog haha
Posted by: Khayman

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/27/04 02:31 PM

1)Sai
2)Nunchaku
3)Sai
4)3 Section Staff
5)Empty Hand
Posted by: Stampede

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/27/04 10:11 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by coxne:
1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?[/QUOTE]

Short staff, bo, chizi kun bo.

[QUOTE]2. What weapon are you best at?[/QUOTE]

Chizi kun bo.

[QUOTE]3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?[/QUOTE]

Bo. I play billiards constantly, and though drinkin' is prohibited in this establishment, that doesn't prevent the drunk from coming in.

[QUOTE]4. What weapon do you wish to learn?[/QUOTE]

Well, I guess the Sai and Tuifa (tonfa). Not so much for practicallity, but to round out the Isshinryu forms.

[QUOTE]5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?[/QUOTE]

If a firearm is not handy, my chizi kun bo.

Good stuff.

[This message has been edited by Stampede (edited 09-27-2004).]
Posted by: Ironfoot

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/30/04 12:26 PM

Never heard of a chizi kun bo. What is it? And since kun = bo, it's kind of repetitive, isn't it?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 09/30/04 01:20 PM

maybe it is a chizi bobo =)
Posted by: reaperblack

Re: Weapon Questions - 10/04/04 06:43 PM

1. cane
2. bo, throwing knives, archery, knives, kali sticks
3. cane, katana, jo
4. cane, sectioned staff
5. none, unless against multiple opponents I would feel more competent with my hands, if against multiples, a short sword or katana, at least a long bladed weapon of some sort.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 10/06/04 02:39 PM

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?
Nunchakus or Kamas
2. What weapon are you best at?
Nunchakus
3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?
Bo
4. What weapon do you wish to learn?
Kamas
5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?
honestly i'd have to say my fists b/c anything other than that is too risky to use and be turned around on me
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 10/10/04 03:47 PM

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?
A. Katana/Daito

2. What weapon are you best at?
A. Bo Staff

3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?
Kyoketsu Shoge

4. What weapon do you wish to learn?
Kusari Fundo

5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?
Hira Shuriken - they can be just as affective when held appropriately or thrown at the attacker
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 10/11/04 11:52 AM

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?

-Samurai Sword

2. What weapon are you best at?

-Sai

3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?

-Sword

4. What weapon do you wish to learn?

-Chain Whip

5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?

-Most likely a bo
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 10/17/04 06:19 PM

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?

strait razor
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 10/19/04 08:55 PM

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use? A Tachi in one hand and a Katana in the other. Classical.


2. What weapon are you best at? I'm best with the Tachi(longsword katana).


3. What weapon do you wish you were better at? I would train harder with butterfly swords. Getting both the blades to move smoothly while staying denfesively prepared is a problem of mine with two-handed weapons.


4. What weapon do you wish to learn? I'd love how to learn and master the Naginata, or HALBERD.


5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice.... oh, my sword of course.

*And to make something clear, all of the people who put guns as their weapons, you are good at shooting long range distances right? I mean, anyone can pull the trigger, it takes true strength and skill to actually make a gun worth merit. That's partially why I disapprove of guns, if it is not marksmanship, then your not wielding a weapon that takes mind, body, and soul to master. Just a thought... [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 10/20/04 03:13 PM

fAVORITE WEAPON- kNIFE

Weapon I'm best with- 6.5 Swedish mauser

Weapon I wish i was better with-knife

Weapon I'd most likely use in a fight-Whatever I can get my hands on.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 10/20/04 03:19 PM

Yes the mauser is a long(reletively) range rifle I'm pretty good with it.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 11/01/04 05:24 PM

favorite weapon: chinese double broad sword
Weapon im best at: Nunchaku
Weapon i wish i was better at: Bo Staff
Weapon i wish to learn: Chinese Meteor Hammer
confrontation weapon of choice: if against armed assailant a tazer, against unarmed assailant, my fists/feet/head/elbows/knees etc...
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 11/15/04 01:44 PM

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?
>>Bladed weapon's, Knife's, Katana etc...AMOK !!!!! <<

2. What weapon are you best at?
>>Kali Sticks<<

3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?
>>Bo Staff<<

4. What weapon do you wish to learn?
>>Assault Rifles<<

5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?
>>Hands.... I'll let them bring the weapons for me, but my choice would be small hook blade<<
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 11/18/04 07:09 PM

Favorite Weapons?
Twin Kamas, Kamasugari, Yari

Best at?
Katana bokken

Wish you were better at?
Kamasugari

Wish to learn?
Twin Kamas, Kamasugari, Yari

Weapon of choice in a confrontation?
Anything I can swing with considerable force
ie a dog [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG] :P [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 11/19/04 09:54 AM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by coxne:
Here are some simple weapon questions to get the forum going.

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?
2. What weapon are you best at?
3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?
4. What weapon do you wish to learn?
5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?
[/QUOTE]

1. The fighting kwan.
2. Either the nunchaku (I started out with Karate when I was little and have been using the chucks ever since) or the chinese broadsword.
3. The sectional staff
4. Meteor hammer/rope dart
5. If there were no legal ramifications, I would say a .45, otherwise, probably just a big can of bear-repellent, lol.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 11/23/04 05:24 PM

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use? sword
2. What weapon are you best at? Baseballbat
3. What weapon do you wish you were better at? staff
4. What weapon do you wish to learn? staff
5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice? baseballbat


batttersup!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 11/25/04 09:22 AM

1. Nunchakus
2. Nunchakus
3. Nunchakus
4. Tonfa
5. Nunchakus, just because of the speed and amazing power
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 01/15/05 03:16 PM

i have no experiance at all with weapons unless you count self training with swinging clubs but thats not really much good, but ill have a go

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use? Katana
2. What weapon are you best at? Bare hands
3. What weapon do you wish you were better at? Katana
4. What weapon do you wish to learn? Katana
5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice? Anything i can get my hands on
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 01/24/05 01:47 PM

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?

Katana

2. What weapon are you best at?

short stick (2-3 feet)

3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?

naginata
4. What weapon do you wish to learn?

nunchaku

5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?

knife
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 02/07/05 10:17 AM

What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?

katana

2. What weapon are you best at?

nunchucka

3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?

katana

4. What weapon do you wish to learn?

katana, escrima, tanto, shuriken, throwing knives and kama

5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?

knife, im pretty good with my 5 inch hunting knife
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 02/10/05 03:49 AM

Fave: Katana
Best at:Katana
Wish to be better at: Katana
Like to Learn:Kyogetsu Shoge and short stick
Use in Defence: Brass knuckles [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 02/22/05 11:56 PM

1. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?

Jedi Lightsaber (you never said it had to be REAL)

2. What weapon are you best at?
Nunchaku or Bokken

3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?
Three section staff would be pretty awesome.

4. What weapon do you wish to learn?
Superman laser beam eyes.
And so many otehrs that you would get bored if I listed them all. :-)

5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice?
Wow, i guess I have several. My first would simply be my mind. after that, a really fast car, a german shepard, a 12 guage shottie, a bokken (seriously)any solid, relatively long bladed knife, or maybe an M4 with a few hand grenades [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 02/26/05 08:29 PM

Katana
Katana
Nunchaku
Hook swords
me
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 03/25/05 11:48 PM

1. Giant Blade
2. Giant Blade
3. Dual Katana
4. ESP? (Extra Sensorial Perception a.k.a. Psychic Power)
5. my palm (aiming chest, leg and arm to imobilise)

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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 04/02/05 12:25 AM

# 1. the bo staff because in MY opinion it is the best anti sword weapon

# 2. my feet with armored tabby boots [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

# 3. duel katana musashi style .....YEAH!!!


# 4. see #3

# 5. any bokken-worthy stick (also musashi style ) [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 04/14/05 12:42 PM

You guys all have listed weapons that are illigal to have in your car/person. I have modified several weapons training and put them to use with a basaball bat. I personally like the smaller aluminum bats, (but to each his own)it is just as effective
as a short staff minus the criminal record. If you have weapons training then I suggest you try it, you would be suprised how nicely weighted and balenced it is.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 04/14/05 01:50 PM

favorite weapon: Odachi

best with: legs..kicking and such...

were better with: my hands

Wish to learn: Sword

weapon of choice: whatever is there...though probably my waffle stompers haha...


--what the hell are waffle stompers??? [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

[This message has been edited by Reiki (edited 04-15-2005).]
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Weapon Questions - 04/14/05 11:21 PM

1.. What is your favorite weapon, regardless of your ability to use?
Katana or two Kodachi (or Wakzashi)

2. What weapon are you best at?
Katana and Kodachi or two kodachi
3. What weapon do you wish you were better at?
Tai chi or few others
4. What weapon do you wish to learn?
Ninja-to more Katana Tech
5. If in a confrontation, what is your weapon of choice? anything i'm good with all weapons (not to be gloteing) Frist time i pick up a pare Of Nunchaku, most said i looked like a pro with them LOL
Posted by: laf7773

Re: Weapon Questions - 04/16/05 12:13 AM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by respekt:
You guys all have listed weapons that are illigal to have in your car/person. I have modified several weapons training and put them to use with a basaball bat. I personally like the smaller aluminum bats, (but to each his own)it is just as effective
as a short staff minus the criminal record. If you have weapons training then I suggest you try it, you would be suprised how nicely weighted and balenced it is.
[/QUOTE]

A bat used against someone will get you just as much jail time as anything else. ANYTHING that is used as a weapon regardless of it's original purpose is illegal, even a pen. We just had a guy sent to the brig for swinging a pen at one of our officers. Deadly force, escalation of force and the seven reasons for deadly force is something everyone should learn and understand. Just because an item wasn't designed as a weapon doesn't mean your not going to do jail time for using it.