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#156174 - 11/28/06 08:08 PM Re: favourite weapons and Y! [Re: webby]
Chatan1979 Offline
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Registered: 03/21/05
Posts: 338
Loc: Mahomet , Illinois
I know it has been said before ... But saying bo staff is like saying I play baseball with my Bat bat.... Either say bo.. or say staff. not both together
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#156175 - 11/29/06 01:47 AM Re: favourite weapons and Y! [Re: Chatan1979]
IRKguy Offline
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 56
My favorite weapon depends on what I am using it for.

At home, it would have to be the shotgun. For self defense in my car, the trench shovel I use for digging snow from around my tires. For self defense where I can have it, a small caliber pistol (by small, I mean 9mm to .380). For self defense where I cannot have a pistol, the Spyder Delica. For self defense where I cannot have a real weapon, an xlr to 1/4 inch adapter with a turnaround attached. It's a three-inch long tube of metal with an inch-long spike on the end. If you're in a strange town that you had to go through TSA to get to, just carry this piece of stereo equipment in your hand and no one will bug you. Even the local police can't call it a weapon, since it plugs into most audio systems. If you are in a city that allows no weapons at all, just buy a good pair of boots.

Even in my car, the Delica has been the most useful. I'm not willing to flash someone a pistol until I have to use it for fear of brandishing laws, but I have been stuck at a light in urban situations and seen people moving in on my car. I just opened the knife and held it on the steering wheel at the ten o'clock position. They lost interest, faded back, and waited for the next red light. Of course, awareness is the real weapon.

However, for martial arts, my favorite weapons are the bo and the sai, not for how useful they would be in a confrontation but for how they augment my empty-hand training. I can't imagine a siuation in which I will use these weapons for self defense, but I can see how training with these weapons made my empty-hand techniques better.

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#156176 - 11/29/06 09:23 PM Re: favourite weapons and Y! [Re: IRKguy]
Chen Zen Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
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I love the quickness and range of nunchuckas. A long staff is great for the offensive defense it creates. And I love the beauty of a sword. Any sword.
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#156177 - 11/29/06 09:30 PM Re: favourite weapons and Y! [Re: DaDoN_1]
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#156178 - 11/29/06 10:44 PM Re: favourite weapons and Y! [Re: DaDoN_1]
medulanet Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 2142
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona USA
GLOCK 37. I don't just like shooting people, I like knocking them on the ground.

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#156179 - 11/29/06 10:49 PM Re: favourite weapons and Y! [Re: medulanet]
Chen Zen Offline
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Well if where talking guns, i like my winchester defender 12 guage pump. Nothing like that loud click clack to instill a healthy dump into your opponent. The 18 inch barrel gives a good spread too.
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#156180 - 11/30/06 01:18 AM Re: favourite weapons and Y! [Re: Chen Zen]
crablord Offline
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Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 1530
Loc: Australia, QLD, GC
spas 12. pwnage
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#156181 - 12/14/06 02:45 PM Re: favourite weapons and Y! [Re: crablord]
Shouji Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 272
Loc: VA
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Beretta Storm Cx4 + Dual Px4's.

In the realm of more skill oriented weapons, I love my Katana.
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#156182 - 12/21/06 02:24 PM Re: favourite weapons and Y! [Re: Shouji]
JoshuaMonjin Offline
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Registered: 10/13/06
Posts: 427
Loc: Fallon, Nevada
For self-protection outside of the dojo I prefer a Cold Steel folding tanto. Inside the dojo I like the Bo and Katana because of the grace and tradition of them.
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#156183 - 02/16/07 05:30 PM Re: favourite weapons and Y! [Re: DaDoN_1]
MasonBoy Offline
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Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 3
Loc: England
I think my fave weapon would be an Odachi, this is becuase i saw a short japanese woman using one and it was like as tall as she was, she looked so cool.

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