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SaiFightsMS
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2001 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So does anyone work with sai? What do you like about them and if anything what don't you like about them?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2001 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes we work with sia currently I only know 1 sia kata which is Tsuriken haku no sai . but yes i enjoy working them i like doing basicks with them in stances for some reason it helps me concentrate on the stance and make it better . it was diffacult learning the stricks though .

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2001 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really enjoy working with the sai. Its actually the main weapon of my rank (7th Kyu) in Matayoshi Kobudo

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2002 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sais are cool weapons. You can use them to pin swords. I am sorry to say that i am still too low a rank to practice them but when I get high enough my teacher has agreed to teach me.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2002 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Joe sai are really pretty cool. They are one of the most popular weapons in my school. It is good to wait and get a good grounding in basic empty handed techniques before doing kobudo work. For many who start kobudo with the weapon in their hands they forget what their feet are doing. Stances go to pot.

Incidently, one of the first moves many learn when using the sai is jumping to get the bare feet out of the way of dropped sai.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sais are a fun weapon to learn and work with. They develop good arm and wrist strenght. One the flip side of that, they can wear you out too!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a pair of Sai that I no longer use - I have no need for them.

They are quite long - Octagonal and chromed with a little pitting but still look good. They are in a red lined leather case.

Free to a good home - i.e someone who will use them rather than hang them on their bedroom wall

Tobias - anyone from your end coming past Wigan on the M6 could easily pick them up sometime.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yoda

Thanks for the offer, but I'm off to Seni this weekend for some fancy weapons....so I dont really have the funds ATM

Money is a bit tight for me - good job I dont have to pay bills LOL

Cheers anyway

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Tobias

Funds? Read my post again - I said FREE to a good home

Free = gratis, nowt, zilch.

You going down the M6 on Saturday by any chance?



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yoda

Once again I didn't read the post properly LOL

No I aint going down the M6, but once again thanks for the offer. Like I said I dont really need any ATM.

Give them to someoene who would really like them - hey, maybe a present for your girlfriend, or something...LOL

Once again thanks for the offer (repeat )

Tobias

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