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ashworth
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In terms of kobudo I would say the sai.. no reason why really, just always the one I have leaned to...

if we are talking about weapons in general then thats easy, the Katana! hands down, nothing else even comes close
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MAfreak
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oshishinobu wrote:
the foot work starts in a loose kokutsudachi and you transition into a leaning zenkutsu to strike.

this is exaclty what i did in the video with the sword.

funny thing is that when i read of katana practitioning kobudokas here i remembered my old trainer who is kobudoka too and trained in swords and wanted to ask him, in what context he learned that and read a few days ago that his club will start kenjutsu now in march.
so the question is answered and i will rejoin my former club, not for karate but for kenjutsu.
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Oshishinobu
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAfreak wrote:
Oshishinobu wrote:
the foot work starts in a loose kokutsudachi and you transition into a leaning zenkutsu to strike.

this is exaclty what i did in the video with the sword.

funny thing is that when i read of katana practitioning kobudokas here i remembered my old trainer who is kobudoka too and trained in swords and wanted to ask him, in what context he learned that and read a few days ago that his club will start kenjutsu now in march.
so the question is answered and i will rejoin my former club, not for karate but for kenjutsu.

OSU! Cool brother, that sounds awesome. it feel so good to have a sword in you hands. TAlk about an extension of your body!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anyone know if hapkido uses tonfa too?
i saw all kinds of weapons there, okinawan and chinese, but never the well-known tonfa, every policeman wears.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spodo Komodo wrote:
Sai, they complement kata wonderfully, develop strong wrists and arms, feel so natural to use and are useful for after training snacks of really big corn.


Or toasted marshmallows.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

these are nice ideas.

by the way does anyone have experience with the boomerang?
i plan to practice a little bit but except of some cheap toy boomerangs in the youth i haven't really tried before.
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Nidan Melbourne
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I favor Arnis Sticks because of their functionality and ability to use anything that you find on the ground for a self defense situation.

I like most of the kobudo weapons that you commonly use, but for me not many schools teach it due to various laws here in Australia or because of the relevance it may have in todays society where those weapons aren't commonplace.
It doesn't mean that I don't like them, but for me to learn weapons they should be teaching the old but also with the new.
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MAfreak
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nidan Melbourne wrote:
but for me to learn weapons they should be teaching the old but also with the new.


i agree!
since you're from australia, do you have experience with the boomerang? it may not be useful for self-defense but at additional weapons training it may be fun.
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Martial Matt
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAfreak wrote:
Nidan Melbourne wrote:
but for me to learn weapons they should be teaching the old but also with the new.


i agree!
since you're from australia, do you have experience with the boomerang? it may not be useful for self-defense but at additional weapons training it may be fun.


Do you mean a boomerang or Kylie? A boomerang is usually weighted equally and the limbs are the same length so they will return. The primary use of a boomerang is a toy. A Kylie is akin to our American rabbit stick. They were used by the Aborigines for digging, clubbing and throwing. The Kylie is heavier on one end and doesn't come back when you throw them.
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Martial Matt
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As for a favorite weapon, that's a tough one! Knives are difficult to beat as they have utility value. With a knife, you have a weapon that can also be used to make other weapons and do necessary chores. The Jo staff is a close second as it represents something I can actually pack around daily. Nobody thinks it odd to have a walking stick while out walking the dog or hiking. Can't say people would respond well to seeing anyone sporting a katana though.
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