FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
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.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 150 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
ricksamurai, captainjack1, lilb321, Diane, PineappleDeficie
23122 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Diane 1
Raul Perez 1
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
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
Old Stomping Grounds
by Raul Perez
07/12/17 09:11 PM
Jello Dances to Uptown Funk
by 3rdDan
03/22/15 12:04 AM
Recent Posts
Forum Stats
23122 Members
36 Forums
35678 Topics
432716 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Page 7 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Topic Options
#355508 - 08/17/07 01:50 PM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: Charles Mahan]
jpoor Offline

Registered: 04/11/07
Posts: 726
Loc: Fairfax, VA
I agree 100% on the weapons side. I didn't really state that I guess as I got off on the unarmed tangent a bit.

On a happier note, I will be going Saturday to visit a well established Sword class
Don't let the white belt fool you. . .
I know even less than you might think.


#355509 - 08/17/07 02:27 PM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: jpoor]
cxt Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 09/11/03
Posts: 5843
Loc: USA
Actually knowing that these guys were all highly ranked bothers me less.

Sure there needs to be a standard and yes they all should be on the same page.

But after many years people's arts tend to get a bit ideosyncratic, they tend to get the same place in slightly different ways.

Brand new BB on the other hand, the tendency is to follow a ridged "this is how its done" kinda plan.

(Please note I said "tendency" I certainly don't mean "everyone" here. )

I fully agree however that the teachers all need to be more or less on the same page.
I did battle with ignorance today.......and ignorance won. Huey.

#355510 - 08/17/07 02:54 PM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: cxt]
Raul Perez Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 08/08/02
Posts: 2806
Loc: Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, USA
In actual training avoid being overly theoretical or technical. As this will create a weakness.
"I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey"

#355511 - 08/19/07 05:33 PM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: Raul Perez]
jpoor Offline

Registered: 04/11/07
Posts: 726
Loc: Fairfax, VA
Well, I visited a Nakamura Ryu class on Saturday, and will visit a Mugai Ryu class on Wednesday barring any surprises. It was interesting to see and handle the swords and iaitios that are in use at the dojo.

I imagine that I'll be more into the Mugai Ryu as it is more formal and traditional. Since I won't be carrying a sword around for SD on a daily basis, the formality and tradition appeals to me. Of course I realize that this is also an effective art in the sense that it has been tried and tested in times when swords were actually used.

There are a lot of principles that should enhance my unarmed training in either art
Don't let the white belt fool you. . .
I know even less than you might think.


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

Moderator:  Charles Mahan, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!


Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga