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
1 registered (futsaowingchun), 38 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Bartfast, ZapEm, AndyLA, danacohenn, ksusanc
22906 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Dobbersky 8
AndyLA 5
Ed_Morris 4
VDJ 2
FrankyFruits 2
August
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
31
New Topics
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
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/30/13 07:41 AM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
Recent Posts
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
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by VDJ
08/15/14 05:46 PM
Chi Sao demonstration
by futsaowingchun
08/14/14 10:57 PM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Dobbersky
08/11/14 05:03 AM
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
Forum Stats
22906 Members
36 Forums
35571 Topics
432477 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Page 4 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >
Topic Options
#114590 - 02/10/05 01:39 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Reiki Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 3400
Loc: MiddleEarth
yes thats basically what I thought too.

Top
#114591 - 02/14/05 10:31 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Anonymous
Unregistered


that guy right there gives us a bad name.hell, a rapier is a samurai sword, a longsword is a samurai sword. under informed people and the media make us look bad.

Top
#114592 - 02/15/05 02:31 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Reiki Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 3400
Loc: MiddleEarth
I saw the sword again on TV news the other night.

It was definitely a straight bladed sword, the ito on the tsuka did not appear to be a conventional Japanese style.

It reminded me of a european straight bladed sword and appeared to be wrapped perpendicular to the blade instead of the criss/cross style that katanas have.

Top
#114593 - 02/15/05 03:06 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Anonymous
Unregistered


you sould sew there ***** for making you all look bad [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

Top
#114594 - 02/15/05 08:40 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Charles Mahan Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 06/14/04
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denton, Tx, USA
What kind of stitch would you use for that you reckon?

Top
#114595 - 02/15/05 09:20 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Anonymous
Unregistered


JK, you might think that putting *'s makes you look cool and grown up, but it doesn't. It makes you look foolish.

Also, we don't want to win a Stella award do we?

Top
#114596 - 02/15/05 11:12 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Anonymous
Unregistered


This really sucks they make us all look real bad!! I have a mind to teach the world what a real katana is, seriously how about everybody does something to get recognition as to what swords are what. I don't mean kill anyone but try to get yourself on the news along with local swordsmen. I don't think this is a bad idea so Spokanians e-mail me at demonologist70@yahoo.com we should see who can get in. Like maybe do our own thing at a park involving the kendo club and some duels. Well these news people **** ... so why don't we parade around with our katanas or other swords attached to our sides and show the world what a sword is.

Top
#114597 - 02/16/05 08:04 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Charles Mahan Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 06/14/04
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denton, Tx, USA
Perhaps because the sword is an instrument of death, and I'd just as soon the world in general not know we exist at all? It's the best way to be left in peace really. Can you imagine say, the NRA doing something like this? Parading around with their rifles strapped to their back and pistols in holsters?

Keeping our heads down and participating in the odd Japanese festival or other events in that sort of setting is really the best that can be done.

Top
#114598 - 02/16/05 09:35 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Anonymous
Unregistered


I've been thinking about rallying the Texans for a march on Austin, but I haven't gotten very far myself. The only way such a thing might work is if we phrase such a rally as an "equal rights for civilized weaponry" march, getting swordsmen the same rights to carry as gunmen. Otherwise, we would be viewed as lunatics.

Oddly enough, we would not be breaking the law by doing such a thing. If a pro-sword protest is not an "activity or sport" which requires a weapon, what is?

Top
#114599 - 02/16/05 10:00 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Charles Mahan Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 06/14/04
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denton, Tx, USA
I know a lot of the Texans who train in legitimate Japanes koryu sword arts. I seriously doubt your gonna get support from anyone I know. We don't want to wear swords in public. There is no legitimate reason to. It can only lead to trouble.

Oh and Texans do not have the right to wear a gun on their hip in public. The law requires for the weapon to be concealed. Equal rights would not get you what you want as you would have to conceal the sword in some fashion, which lets face it, isn't really possible.

[This message has been edited by Charles Mahan (edited 02-16-2005).]

Top
Page 4 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >


Moderator:  Charles Mahan, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




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

Ryukyu Art
Artifacts from the Ryukyu Kingdom missing since WWII. Visit www.ShisaLion.Org to view pictures

Best Stun Guns
Self Defense Products-stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and more

Surveillance 4U
Complete surveillance systems for covert operations or secure installation security

Asylum Images
Book presents photo tour of the Trans-Allegany Lunatic Asylum. A must if you're going to take a ghost tour!

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga