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#433016 - 06/29/11 10:43 PM Re: Tai Chi Swords [Re: trevek]
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Originally Posted By: trevek
A superb reply.

I must apologise for the use of "argument", meaning it more as "stance" or "approach".

Discussions are always to be encouraged, and I must thank you for engaging me in this one. Please be assured, I am not as complacent as i may appear.

:-)


I nevered thought of you as complacent, narrrow, biased, etc.

I enjoy reading posts which bring forth more rhetorical exchanges.

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#433024 - 06/30/11 03:10 PM Re: Tai Chi Swords [Re: 47MartialMan]
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Originally Posted By: 47MartialMan


I nevered thought of you as complacent, narrrow, biased, etc.

I enjoy reading posts which bring forth more rhetorical exchanges.



Likewise.

So, to an earlier question, do any of the schools of swordsmanship we have talked about actually do "sword-sparring" and what does it look like?
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#433030 - 06/30/11 11:27 PM Re: Tai Chi Swords [Re: trevek]
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Originally Posted By: trevek
Originally Posted By: 47MartialMan


I nevered thought of you as complacent, narrrow, biased, etc.

I enjoy reading posts which bring forth more rhetorical exchanges.



Likewise.

So, to an earlier question, do any of the schools of swordsmanship we have talked about actually do "sword-sparring" and what does it look like?


The typical or common are Fencing (Known as Modern or Sport Fencing) and Kendo

Although, fencing seems to be more common as there are many Fencing Clubs at Collegiate Universities

I never came across Tai Chi, or any other "atypical" martial art actually having swordplay, other than single man forms

I have seen a few rare or scant schools of Renaissance Swordsmanship


http://www.meetup.com/DFW-Schola-Saint-George-Medieval-Renaissance-Swordsmanship/events/18165691/

http://www.swordfightingschool.com/school.html

http://www.historicalfencing.com/

http://www.swordacademy.com/

In a world of firearms and unarmed training, swordplay seems to be more obscure.

I guess because swords are no longer "the weapon of the day", like it was long ago.

That said, I have studied both, Fencing and Kendo, on a short time, to know that swordplay will help in common cudgel fighting

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#433034 - 07/01/11 03:40 PM Re: Tai Chi Swords [Re: 47MartialMan]
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Interesting. Thanks.

I know there was an instructor in England, Terry Brown, who specialised in English martial arts and worked with swords. I've also met guys who do medieval reenactment and train with broad swords, and a few Scottish groups using claymores.

I was wondering about western fencing and cudgel/stick play. I have problems with sparring unarmed these days, and was poindering trying fencing.
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#433054 - 07/03/11 06:00 PM Re: Tai Chi Swords [Re: trevek]
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Originally Posted By: trevek
Interesting. Thanks.

I know there was an instructor in England, Terry Brown, who specialised in English martial arts and worked with swords. I've also met guys who do medieval reenactment and train with broad swords, and a few Scottish groups using claymores.

I was wondering about western fencing and cudgel/stick play. I have problems with sparring unarmed these days, and was poindering trying fencing.


I was thinking on going back to fencing.

However, the local clubs does not have a group of people my "age"

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#433068 - 07/04/11 02:43 PM Re: Tai Chi Swords [Re: 47MartialMan]
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Not sure mine do... I'll have to see.
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#433079 - 07/05/11 01:04 AM Re: Tai Chi Swords [Re: trevek]
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Fencing and Kendo have a lot to offer, although each are slightly different

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#433095 - 07/05/11 04:37 PM Re: Tai Chi Swords [Re: 47MartialMan]
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I'm certainly giving them some thought. there's a high quality kendo school in town too, but I don't think I'll go for it. Need to avoid to much contact to the head.
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#433099 - 07/05/11 10:37 PM Re: Tai Chi Swords [Re: trevek]
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I always thought Kendo practitioners wore armor including headgear (helmets).

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#433100 - 07/05/11 11:05 PM Re: Tai Chi Swords [Re: iaibear]
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Yes. They wear a "men" (caged helmet)

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