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#112714 - 08/22/04 02:51 PM Sword Length
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If I'm starting sword fighting how long should my sword be?

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#112715 - 08/22/04 02:56 PM Re: Sword Length
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Ask your instructor. It depends on your art and/or personal preference.

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#112716 - 08/23/04 08:13 PM Re: Sword Length
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im just starting to swordfight and i know most of the basics. does anyone know of a good swordfighting lesson website

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#112717 - 08/23/04 08:49 PM Re: Sword Length
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There aren't any.

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#112718 - 08/26/04 04:30 PM Re: Sword Length
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Sword is usually near 1 meter long. Can't be simpler than that. If you want it in inches or japanese measures, contact me by email.

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#112719 - 08/27/04 04:50 AM Re: Sword Length
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Wolf_Master:
If I'm starting sword fighting how long should my sword be?[/QUOTE]

im doing the wushu jian shu...the sword length is typically (if your grasping it upside down with the back of your hand) it shld reach your tip of your ear..

thats the ideal length so that u wont touch the ceiling nor hit the floor.

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#112720 - 08/27/04 10:56 AM Re: Sword Length
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Within Japanese sword arts it varies by as much as 4 to 5 inches depending on style. So as has been mentioned before, ask your instructor.

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#112721 - 09/16/04 04:36 AM Re: Sword Length
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If you relax your sword arm with the tip of the sword near yout little toe, normally the sword should be around 1-2 inches off the ground, this is a good guide, but agree with others here, ask your Sensei.

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#112722 - 09/16/04 06:40 AM Re: Sword Length
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If I do that, my kissaki touches the ground a few inches in front of my foot. Like I said. It varies quite a bit from one school to the next.

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