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 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
old1, Leonar, ManLar, Vimido, raya
22925 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
futsaowingchun 3
Ronin1966 3
AndyLA 1
Victor Smith 1
GojuRyuboy13 1
October
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
The Classic Pak Sao drill
by futsaowingchun
10/20/14 10:32 AM
wing chun kicks and knees
by futsaowingchun
10/09/14 12:55 AM
2014 European Championships Juniors: the Gallery
by ergees
10/05/14 10:56 AM
Tan,Bong,Fuk & Wu Sao
by futsaowingchun
09/30/14 12:10 AM
Living a full life violence free...
by GojuRyuboy13
09/25/14 08:50 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/30/13 07:41 AM
Leo's Judo Journal
by Leo_E_49
01/24/12 02:58 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Recent Posts
Living a full life violence free...
by GojuRyuboy13
10/22/14 07:20 AM
The Classic Pak Sao drill
by futsaowingchun
10/20/14 10:32 AM
Leo's Judo Journal
by swordy
10/11/14 09:21 AM
The Karate punch
by Ronin1966
10/09/14 03:16 PM
wing chun kicks and knees
by futsaowingchun
10/09/14 12:55 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Ronin1966
10/08/14 09:22 PM
2014 European Championships Juniors: the Gallery
by ergees
10/05/14 10:56 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by AndyLA
10/04/14 10:20 AM
Tan,Bong,Fuk & Wu Sao
by futsaowingchun
09/30/14 12:10 AM
Forum Stats
22925 Members
36 Forums
35582 Topics
432510 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#175135 - 08/04/05 12:17 AM "jian" sword taught anywhere anymore?
Demonologist437 Offline
Member

Registered: 03/03/05
Posts: 159
Loc: Hodunk, Illinios
I've inquiried about the jian before, but I recently got to thinking, are their any places anymore that teach jian sword style with some specific focus (much like katana) or is it more, complementary to whatever else your learning.
Kind of like how I do Ryukyu-kempo but also am learning "kobudo" weapons in addition to, since sensei deemed me ready for more serious weapons work.
Not the focus, just extra.

Is that how jian practice works nowadays too? Is it taught as an "extra" if you will, to the unarmed combat forms of kung-fu?

Just wonderin' is all.
_________________________
"Success is a process, not a destination. Have faith in your ability."~Bruce Lee

Top
#175136 - 08/04/05 08:19 AM Re: "jian" sword taught anywhere anymore? [Re: Demonologist437]
glad2bhere Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 08/11/00
Posts: 663
Loc: Lindenhurst, Illinois USA
The jian is taught as one of the Ye-do subsets of Korean sword, but my guess is that if you really want to run down whats going on with jian training you want to contact Scott Rodell over at the Great River Taoist Center in Virginia. Scott teaches jian both here in the States as well as in Europe and has published a fine book on Chinese swordsmanship after the Yang TCC tradition. He also sells various Chinese weapons and artifacts through Seven Star Trading Company. You can reach him very easily through the SWORD FORUM INTERNATIONAL website. FWIW.

Best Wishes,

Bruce

Top
#175137 - 08/04/05 12:21 PM Re: "jian" sword taught anywhere anymore? [Re: Demonologist437]
Benjamin1986 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 611
Loc: Republic of Texas
Yes, I have only seen dao and jian work as as part of an wider curriculum, or a separate class in the same school. I know a school in Houston that requires you to spend 3 months in their unarmed class before you join their weapons class.

A good, stand alone jian school probably exists somewhere on the planet, but good luck finding one, cause I can't help.
_________________________
Fencing Club at UH

Top


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