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#16 User is offline   Thalion 

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:04 AM

View PostThe Stuntman, on Aug 28 2009, 12:00 PM, said:

Anyone else ever been involved in fencing or have formal training with a blade?


No fencing for me, but I've had knife fighting training.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:05 AM

Yes...my training consisted of horrific fights with weeds and bushes in the forest while growing up.

I was a straight up killer with a survey stick and my imagination!
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:06 AM

A friend of mine took fencing. We'd spar once in a while. I was never very good since I had no real training in it. I always wanted to take up Kendo though.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:10 AM

I have always been intrigued by the middle ages and the weaponry that steamed from those times.

But trying to pin down one I like the best is near impossible for me. All of them had the niche in the fighting world. There is a plus side to them all and they all seemd to perform simply amazing until the next wonderous weapon appeared on scene.


Choosing a favorite would be like trying to decide which of my children I would loose. Not gonna happen.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:12 AM

View PostKrazy8, on Aug 28 2009, 12:05 PM, said:

Yes...my training consisted of horrific fights with weeds and bushes in the forest while growing up.

I was a straight up killer with a survey stick and my imagination!


This was/is me.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:17 AM

Ive only done a little bit of Kendo...seems fun though.
Fencing in alot harder than it looks. I remember doing drills for hours in my garage. We'd tape a quarter to the wall about 4' off the ground, stand back & do the old "extend - lunge - repeat" drill, trying to hit the quarter dead-on with the point of the blade...over & over & over again.
Or have someone pitch tennis balls & try to hit them in the air - again, only with the point as hits with the edge of the blade dont count.

The 2 handed rapier & dagger style was always my favorite though...attack with the sword & defend with the knife. The knives are long - at least 12" - with a wide cross guard that could be used to catch & hold an opponants blade.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:29 AM

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:29 AM

Done a little bit of Kendo. I stress little. Seen some Iaido exhibitions but never tried any myself. Beating people up with bamboo sticks was fun as hell though. :unsure:

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:33 AM

I've considered Iaido too, but the nearest school for it is over an hours drive away... no car = suckage.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:34 AM

I have attended and participated in pell practice held by some of my friends who are in the SCA.

Man...that really works you. I have also fight sword and shield with said friends. I got some good hits in but they in general made me look like a school girl fighting off wasps.

Their use of ratan is said to have a similar weight to length ration of most middle aged weapons. Terribly tiring to train for more than a few minutes. Stupid pell pole just keeps coming back for more tough.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:42 AM

I wanna get training in some sort of bladed weapon, not just the screwing around I do in my free time, but I don't know where to start, or even if there are any places around.


If only I get Shoalin monk training without the whole religious/enlightenment thing..
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:57 AM

I also like a wide variety of medieval weaponry, and I'd love to learn real sword play one day.

I've always liked the scene from Kingdom of Heaven where Balian is being instructed how to use a sword.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:09 AM

View PostAshrak, on Aug 28 2009, 12:57 PM, said:

I also like a wide variety of medieval weaponry, and I'd love to learn real sword play one day.

I've always liked the scene from Kingdom of Heaven where Balian is being instructed how to use a sword.

I just watched that the other day :) sword fighting ftw
Ah, I've always had a thing for katanas... or other weapons of that type. Whenever I am not restricted by my parents, I will be getting one. My cousins have some swords and such, but I have nothing other than assorted pocket knives. Which I am getting better at throwing those suckers at the various cardboard boxes around my room.

I'd like to have some formal training... but currently, I have no money, no transportation, and no time... ah, well, maybe once I have a job and am free I will.

Oh, and just for kicks, I always wanted to try to hold Sephiroth's or Cloud's swords... those just seem ungodly heavy and unweildy. And therefore, worth messing around with for no reason.
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:16 AM

View PostKrazy8, on Aug 28 2009, 10:34 AM, said:

I have attended and participated in pell practice held by some of my friends who are in the SCA.

Man...that really works you. I have also fight sword and shield with said friends. I got some good hits in but they in general made me look like a school girl fighting off wasps.

Their use of ratan is said to have a similar weight to length ration of most middle aged weapons. Terribly tiring to train for more than a few minutes. Stupid pell pole just keeps coming back for more tough.


Some of the SCA stuff is pretty fun, although they tend to make up alot of the fighting style details.

I'll have to scan some of the old pics I have - me & a friend slugging it out in full field plate armor with steel blades (blunt).

I was lucky enough to work with a historical society that offered authentic weapons training, & get some private lessons with the group's Master At Arms. Broadsword, 2 handed sword, & knives. We also learned pike formations...10 of us with 15' spears going thru movement drill - deploy in line, ranks, set to receive cavalry charges, etc. All in full armor...Harder than it looks in movies (that stuff is HEAVY...a full suit of plate with chain leggings weighs about 60 lbs). After 15 min you can barely lift your arms, you're half blind with sweat in the eyes & even walking is a challenge...and this was back when I was in my 20s! Not sure if I could even still do half of this stuff anymore...
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:56 AM

Stuntman, I know what you mean. we hang golf balls from the ceiling and have to hit then with a step, then immediately after with lunge, and recover then set the point and hit it again, all in three tempos.
I fence Epee, rapier, and smallsword (favorite). I also do some knife work; my coach used to train SF guys with the Fairbairn-Sykes knife. He has has a really nice one made out of Damascus steel that was a gift from one of his classes.
I also have a machete I keep by my bed that my older sister got me from Honduras. I keep it literally razor sharp.

Knives rule!
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