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 (), 35 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
LeroyCFischer, JadeKing, Beefcake, WesJones, simonajones111
22933 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
futsaowingchun 2
charlie 2
ergees 1
William_Bent 1
simonajones111 1
November
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
unrecognized kata
by William_Bent
11/19/14 07:05 PM
I gained a lot of month in the last few months
by simonajones111
11/19/14 04:54 AM
Siu Lin Tao-3rd section applications
by futsaowingchun
11/13/14 06:48 PM
Screen fighting course UK December 2014
by charlie
11/11/14 04:09 PM
Siu Lin Tao-1st section Pak Sao explanations
by futsaowingchun
11/09/14 10:30 PM
I spy kata bunkai..
by GojuRyuboy13
10/29/14 08:28 AM
Judo 2014 World Championships Juniors: The Gallery
by ergees
10/25/14 04:53 PM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/30/13 07:41 AM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
MA style video library
by
03/22/06 03:18 PM
Recent Posts
unrecognized kata
by William_Bent
11/19/14 07:05 PM
I gained a lot of month in the last few months
by simonajones111
11/19/14 04:54 AM
Siu Lin Tao-3rd section applications
by futsaowingchun
11/13/14 06:48 PM
Screen fighting course UK December 2014
by charlie
11/11/14 04:09 PM
MA style video library
by charlie
11/11/14 04:05 PM
Siu Lin Tao-1st section Pak Sao explanations
by futsaowingchun
11/09/14 10:30 PM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/29/14 10:01 PM
I spy kata bunkai..
by GojuRyuboy13
10/29/14 08:28 AM
Judo 2014 World Championships Juniors: The Gallery
by ergees
10/25/14 04:53 PM
Forum Stats
22933 Members
36 Forums
35589 Topics
432521 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#113502 - 12/07/04 09:49 PM learning wepon arts
Anonymous
Unregistered


well here i am agin to be more specifec. i am interested in learning Halabred, spear(same as halabred?) chain and Manriki(same as chain?) sickle and kame(same as sickle?) sword, amd sais. as you can see i am interested in learning these weopons. i also am wondering if i have to or should have a back ground in other fighting styles. and i was wondering if anyone knew of any dojo's in so cal.

Top
#113503 - 12/09/04 10:43 AM Re: learning wepon arts
MAGon Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1737
Loc: Miami, Fl.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Narross:
well here i am agin to be more specifec. i am interested in learning Halabred, spear(same as halabred?) chain and Manriki(same as chain?) sickle and kame(same as sickle?) sword, amd sais. as you can see i am interested in learning these weopons. i also am wondering if i have to or should have a back ground in other fighting styles. and i was wondering if anyone knew of any dojo's in so cal.[/QUOTE]

Hi, Narross.
Thought I'd try responding to you, since no one has to date.
First off, take my opinions with a grain of salt, since I've only been training in Kenjutsu for about 5 1/2 yrs., which may sound impressive, but is merely scratching the surface in reality.
Which brings me to this: I must say you ARE ambitious. Considering the amount of weapons you want to study, and assuming you don't just want to dabble with them, I hope longevity runs in your family!!! It takes DECADES to become really good with one weapon, never mind several.
That said, there are several arts that teach several weapons. Most Kenjutsu styles (As distinct from Kendo) teach the sword and several others weapons. The mix that you mention being interested in, however, seems more slanted towards some of the Ninjutsu schools out there. I can't vouch for or against how close to the ancient teachings these schools are, because I don't have an interest in them beyond the casual. Be warned though that some of these seem to be just wannabes who tried to capitalize on the Ninja craze in the movies some years ago in order to increase enrollment.
The sai you mention as having an interest in also is a weapon originally particular to Okinawan Karate styles, so you won't find it in legitimate Ninjutsu schools. Some of these wannabes I mentioned might have incorporated it, since the movies showed (Erroniously) Ninja using them. So the quality of instruction would be dubious.
By the way, the halbred IS distinct from the spear, the manriki IS the chain and the kama ARE the sickles, although it's possible that some schools call them by a different name.

Top


Moderator:  Charles Mahan, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




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

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

TASER MC26C
Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga