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 (), 28 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
old1, Leonar, ManLar, Vimido, raya
22925 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
futsaowingchun 4
Ronin1966 3
GojuRyuboy13 2
AndyLA 1
Matakiant 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
Wing Chun-internal training
by futsaowingchun
09/23/14 09:01 PM
Martial News
by Matakiant
09/23/14 06:42 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
Recent Posts
Living a full life violence free...
by GojuRyuboy13
Yesterday at 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
Wing Chun-internal training
by futsaowingchun
09/23/14 09:01 PM
Forum Stats
22925 Members
36 Forums
35582 Topics
432510 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#231069 - 02/15/06 10:23 AM Weapons repair???
Ronin1966 Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 3116
Loc: East Coast, United States
Hello:

Precisely what do members do with regard to examining our respective weapons (ie safety/damage check)? Then if, if you find something what do you do about "it"? I found a very minor dent/chip towards the end of a bo I really like the feel and weight of.... I assume I could sand the small chip out... keep things relatively smoothish...

Do YOU leave the chips in your wooden weapons and wait for the ~real damage~ to occur at some future point watching them closely? Assuming you do not go that waiting route, what "fixes" do you specifically use for your particular weaponry??? When do you bury yours...

Thoughts,
J

Top
#231070 - 02/15/06 03:11 PM Re: Weapons repair??? [Re: Ronin1966]
Joss Offline
Dragon

Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 567
Sometimes you can steam out a dent in wood. I'd try that before sanding away more material. Or steam it and then lightly sand it. For steaming all you need is a tea kettle on the stove. A neat technique, rather than sanding, that I've used is described on a couple of websites as scraping with the sharp of a knife. Supposed to be more "authentic".

For bo's, though, I try not to do contact with my hardwood bo. It just seems too hard to collect one that has a good straight grain.

For contact work we always use the striped or plain rattan "kumi" bo's. Their problem, though, is shredding at the contact areas, especially if there is much bo-sai play (probably bo-kama play too though we haven't pursued that). I am still experimenting with that, but my current research is in smearing elmer's glue thick and sloppy, all around the the shredded section, and then tightly wrap a narrow strip of worn out bedsheet around it, diagonaly like a barber pole - gluing it in well. I might get a few more miles out of it that way, or it becomes escrima sticks.

The rest of the wood items (tonfa, boken, nunchaku) can be repaired same as the bo, but these ONLY touch other wood.

Sai I just run my hand over now and then to make sure there are no nasty snags and file them down if there are.

Top
#231071 - 02/17/06 05:28 PM Re: Weapons repair??? [Re: Joss]
Ronin1966 Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 3116
Loc: East Coast, United States
Hello Joss:

(A "forum specific" .gif... I love it)

<<you can steam out a dent in wood.>

Help me out here... I what...simply take my boiling water in the tea pot and place the offending dent against the spout????

Sounds incredible... I definately must look this up further...

<<It just seems too hard to collect one that has a good straight grain.

But don't you want to feel that extra... solidity, the extra "weight" during practice, meaning with contact in whatever relative form...? I understand wanting to preserve ones preferred waepon, but unsure how do achieve both the protective AND the necessary contact practice simultainously?

<<smearing elmer's glue thick and sloppy, all around the the shredded section, and then tightly wrap a narrow strip of worn out bedsheet around it, diagonaly like a barber pole - gluing it in well.

Hummmmmngh.... interesting. Kobudo is definately not my area of experience unfortunately. Given the nature of that repair, how do you I don't slide your hands for example? The glue and barber cloth makes things "great grip" but challenging other things???

Am I being too romantic with my "idealized" kobudo practice?
I might get a few more miles out of it that way, or it becomes escrima sticks.

The rest of the wood items (tonfa, boken, nunchaku) can be repaired same as the bo, but these ONLY touch other wood.

Sai I just run my hand over now and then to make sure there are no nasty snags and file them down if there are.



Top
#231072 - 02/17/06 09:35 PM Re: Weapons repair??? [Re: Ronin1966]
Joss Offline
Dragon

Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 567
"Help me out here... I what...simply take my boiling water in the tea pot and place the offending dent against the spout????"

That's pretty much it. Sometimes it works... or not.

"But don't you want to feel that extra... solidity, the extra "weight" during practice, meaning with contact in whatever relative form...? I understand wanting to preserve ones preferred waepon, but unsure how do achieve both the protective AND the necessary contact practice simultainously?"

Yep... the eternal compromise. We use hardwood bos for kata for the weight. Not for kumite though. The rattan bos are much easier on the participants, as well as perserving the hardwood ones. If I had a nice true grained hardwood bo, maybe I'd use it more. But once you start contact work, you sort of begin to look at bos as short lived.

An interesting counterpoint is: If your practice is most commonly with the rattan bos, should they BE your "real" bo?

You are correct about the glue and wrap being a distraction as well. Bos in this condition are at their final stage and used mostly for sai targets in kumite.

Top
#231073 - 03/05/06 12:36 AM Re: Weapons repair??? [Re: Ronin1966]
Ronin1966 Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 3116
Loc: East Coast, United States
Hello:

Wanted to rekindle this one, see if I could borrow some of the experiences of those who practice a specific or particular ryu of kobudo. Chips, dents, dings... what are problems you need to check for in weapons which might not be immediately obvious, unless you know what to look/feel for???

Whats the basic "safety-usage check" with the classical kobudo weapons which you utilize & study?

J

Top


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




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

Self Defense
Offering stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and other self defense products not available in stores.

Pepper Spray
Online distributor of self defense supplies like videos, stun guns, Tasers and more.

Spy Cameras
Surveillance, Hidden Cameras, Nanny Cams, Digital Recorders, Spy Equipment, Pocket DVR's and more

Stun Gun
Wholesale Directlhy to the Public! Stun gun and Taser Guns and personal protection products. Keep your loved ones at home safe!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga