FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 28 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
SenseiGregT, sagat, JFawkes, pluckysaga39, sgtdemeo
22911 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
AndyLA 5
Dobbersky 5
Ed_Morris 4
ergees 3
futsaowingchun 3
September
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
New Topics
2014 World Championships Chelyabinsk: The Gallery
by ergees
Yesterday at 03:51 AM
Biu Tzu- Snake hand strike
by futsaowingchun
08/27/14 09:02 PM
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
08/20/14 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
Chi Sao demonstration
by futsaowingchun
08/14/14 10:57 PM
Decent Fight channel
by FrankyFruits
08/07/14 09:19 PM
2014 European Championships Cadets Athens: Videos
by ergees
08/07/14 10:00 AM
Life goes on....
by Dobbersky
08/07/14 05:59 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by Dobbersky
07/10/14 07:14 AM
Recent Posts
2014 World Championships Chelyabinsk: The Gallery
by ergees
Yesterday at 03:51 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Zombie Zero
08/29/14 10:50 PM
mindfullness meditation
by log1call
08/28/14 02:39 AM
Biu Tzu- Snake hand strike
by futsaowingchun
08/27/14 09:02 PM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Ed_Morris
08/26/14 09:58 PM
The Karate punch
by Ed_Morris
08/26/14 09:27 PM
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
08/20/14 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
attacked from behind
by AndyLA
08/16/14 04:59 PM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by VDJ
08/15/14 05:46 PM
Forum Stats
22911 Members
36 Forums
35573 Topics
432484 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#111334 - 05/20/03 03:04 PM A Dillema
HuDaThaN Offline
Stranger

Registered: 05/20/03
Posts: 4
Loc: Ellicott City, MD, USA
As mentioned by a post earlier, the sword art seems to be facing a steady decline. Simply ask around and you can see the ratio of Karate/Judo/Tae Kwon Do practitioners compared to students of the sword. One question that has always been asked of me was "What would you do if you don't have a sword?" It is true that the sword faces little to no value in today's world in terms of self defense. The laws of society requires us to leave weapons such as the sword home or designated places. The sword art has become an exercise of the mind, even more so than the body, to help it's practioners develop a powerful spirit. The question is, are there enough dedicated men and women who wish for this kind of training to keep the sword art, as well as other forms of armed combat which has little value today fresh and well received as the prevalent unarmed arts.

Top
#111335 - 05/27/03 04:37 PM Re: A Dillema
Rand Offline
Member

Registered: 03/30/03
Posts: 338
ive always wanted to train in a sword art but right now training in taekwondo

Top
#111336 - 05/28/03 07:37 PM Re: A Dillema
HuDaThaN Offline
Stranger

Registered: 05/20/03
Posts: 4
Loc: Ellicott City, MD, USA
Haidong Gumdo is good to train in if you are already familiar with Korean arts.

Top
#111337 - 07/24/03 08:20 AM Re: A Dillema
MAGon Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1737
Loc: Miami, Fl.
Hu: Don't loose hope! Did you see the documentary that came out about that modern day gladiatorial society, dedicated to preserving and/ or rediscovering the fighting arts of Roman gladiators? These folks were heavily consulted/ utilized when the movie "Gladiator" was being filmed. THAT stuff's older than any of the Japanese Koryu.
There's always a few of us nuts around, willing to see what the ancients got out of swinging a piece of metal around!

Top


Moderator:  Charles Mahan, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.

Koryu.com
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.

 

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga