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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2001 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an idea in weapons tradition about the weapon having a spirit.

What do you think?

Do your weapons have any spirit?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2001 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as an athiest, I find it very hard to believe that weapons can have spirits. I personally like some spirits before dinner though, usually a Martini.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2001 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:spitlaugh:Thai
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2001 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmmmmm.......errrrrrrr........lol

Naw, I dont think there is.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2001 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one hmmmmmmm. What about has anyone heard stories of old samurai swords that have a spirit within them?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2001 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2001 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In indonesia there is a belief by Muslims that certain swords are cursed. The Kriss is the sword that many Silat masters claim that they need to examine to ensure that it's not cursed. It's interesting fiction.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2001 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are interesting stories about kriss knifes. And for a bit of trivia they always have an odd number of curves in them.

Now you all can think I am odd if you want. I have a bo I found in a bin of hiking staffs at a local out doors store. It functions perfectly as a bo. It is a 5 1/2 foot octagonal hickory staff with a diamater that fits my hands perfectly.

When I practice and use good technique and good snap there is a discernible vibration in the bo. It feels alive in my hands. As part of the natural grain in the wood is a spot that looks like a long narrow dragons eye. I call it my dragon staff.

And when I use it sometimes I do think it is developing a spirit inside it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2002 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I myself do not believe that an object without life can sustain its own energy force. I do however believe that one may be able to transfer their energy through the weapon that they are using and enable to deal strikes much more effectively.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2002 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I am too much of a traditionalist or have to much time to think. I also kind of think my sai are developing a bit of a spirit.

When I first learned to use the bo at a seminar I was using a borrowed bo from one of the black belts. He said it was his "spirit bo" and showed me a spot in the wood with and odd color and shape in it he said that was where its spirit lived. Or something like that.

I thought at the time he was a little nutty. But years down the road I feel differently.

Come on now haven't you ever met any guys who had strong bonds with their car or motorcyle to the point they named it and treated it as though it had a spirit of its own?
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