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#268858 - 10/06/06 04:19 PM Re: Everything is a weapon [Re: crablord]
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Yeah well i just got into black patch (dont know if you have that) but im starting general weapons training. Bo staff, sais, nunchucks, sticks, bokken?? (wood sword), tonfas and like mini grim reaper schythe things. Still no improvised weapons yet. (which mind you im not particularly interested in ) so yeah.




Black patch? is this your version of 1st kyu [one level below Shodan] or is it something else?

Bokken is correct, it is a replica of the katana in wood normally a hardwood like white oak.

It generally goes hand in hand with the jo which is the shorter staff that is approx solar plexus height [varies from Ryu to Ryu]

"mini grim reaper schythe things" these are called Kama.
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#268859 - 10/06/06 11:00 PM Re: Everything is a weapon [Re: Reiki]
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ah thats it, kama. Black patch is like extra training. Weapons, acrobatics all that. Plus I get to go to black belt tournaments
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#268860 - 10/07/06 01:45 AM Re: Everything is a weapon [Re: crablord]
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Acrobatics? In Shotokan?
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#268861 - 10/07/06 05:31 AM Re: Everything is a weapon [Re: laf7773]
crablord Offline
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backflips and crap.
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#268862 - 10/07/06 07:27 AM Re: Everything is a weapon [Re: crablord]
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#268863 - 10/07/06 08:01 AM Re: Everything is a weapon [Re: Chatan1979]
crablord Offline
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lol?? I practise backflips and aerials because I will be attending a lot of tournaments soon, and I have to know my stuff theres more than just kata and sparring you know
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#268864 - 10/07/06 12:16 PM Re: Everything is a weapon [Re: crablord]
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gymnastics?
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#268865 - 10/07/06 01:20 PM Re: Everything is a weapon [Re: Chatan1979]
crablord Offline
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kind of... like point sparring for fancy moves
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#268866 - 10/07/06 02:56 PM Re: Everything is a weapon [Re: crablord]
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I hate to tell you this but that sounds more like XMA than anything else. It's fine for others but my personal opinion is it's pointless and has no place near and art like Shotokan.
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#268867 - 10/07/06 03:40 PM Re: Everything is a weapon [Re: laf7773]
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I agree, XMA is more of a performance art than martial art. Sorry to be off topic.

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