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samurai_kenshin
06-30-2005, 10:32 PM
After seeing Star Wars, I want to block behind my back and spin my bokken every time I practice go no kumitachi...

DustinAcuff
06-30-2005, 11:17 PM
Nope....but I have tried to paralyze an uke with Ki during randori before.

Ron Tisdale
07-01-2005, 07:04 AM
Ah, but did it work? ;)

R

samurai_kenshin
07-01-2005, 03:06 PM
no...I got hit in the head because partner didn't expect that...And yeah, I tried that "ki=force" thing too, but it was meant to be a force push during randori.

DustinAcuff
07-01-2005, 06:27 PM
nope, it didnt work. I almost got hit. hard.

Devin McDowell
07-01-2005, 07:56 PM
I guess you have to master the way of the yellow bamboo in order to do that... ;)

John Boswell
07-02-2005, 09:15 AM
I guess you have to master the way of the yellow bamboo in order to do that... ;)

Hey now... no bad talkin' the Yellow Bamboo Do! evileyes

FEAR THE YELLOW BAMBOO! :hypno:

Are you afraid yet? :confused:

Well.. hurry up! :p

Don_Modesto
07-02-2005, 10:38 AM
After seeing Star Wars, I want to ...spin my bokken every time I practice go no kumitachi...

Did the same choreographer do The Last Samurai?!

samurai_kenshin
07-03-2005, 08:49 PM
Did the same choreographer do The Last Samurai?!
Makes you wonder, doesn't it? I've never seen such aerodynamic katanas before!

Adam Huss
07-04-2005, 11:45 AM
Makes you wonder, doesn't it? I've never seen such aerodynamic katanas before!



Yeah thats odd, eh? It was kind of anticlimatic...you're expecting to see this big duel at the end with the badass sword, some huge shinken shobu or something, and then he just up and tosses the thing at him and BAM its just done with, Emeril style.

I just heard Saturday morning, though, that Musashi Miyamoto was known to have some skill at throwing his wakazashi. Apparently he killed someone famous that way. I'm not sure though, I haven't gotten a chance to read the book about him yet.

Osu!

Don_Modesto
07-04-2005, 12:58 PM
....t Musashi Miyamoto was known to have some skill at throwing his wakazashi. Apparently he killed someone famous that way.

It was a fellow wielding KUSURIGAMA, sorry, don't recall the name. I think the name and story are recounted in Yoshikawa, Tokitsu, and Wilson, too.

giriasis
07-04-2005, 03:53 PM
Did the same choreographer do The Last Samurai?!

Nope, the stunt coordinator is Nick Gillard for Star Wars. He's done all the choreography in the Prequel Trilogy. I don't know who coordinated the scenes in the Last Samurai -- it wasn't Nick Gillard. He has a cameo in the movie as a Jedi. You can see him during the holographic playback when Obi-Wan and Yoda go back to the temple after the massacre. He's the long haired guy with the ponytail getting sliced by Anakin.

If you noticed the credits in Star Wars Ep. III, he is listed as "Swordmaster", but without the quotes. :freaky: I love Star Wars and all the eye candy of the fight scenes, but please it's STILL eyecandy, but "swordmaster??" :rolleyes: I really hope George was being a bit tongue in cheek about it.

paw
07-04-2005, 04:14 PM
If you noticed the credits in Star Wars Ep. III, he is listed as "Swordmaster", but without the quotes. ... I really hope George was being a bit tongue in cheek about it.

I'm certain I've seen the title "swordmaster" on other films. Perhaps the movie industry uses it as a generic title?

Regards,

Paul

Lan Powers
07-04-2005, 07:21 PM
I'm certain I've seen the title "swordmaster" on other films. Perhaps the movie industry uses it as a generic title?

Regards,

Paul

Theatrical productions are notorious for their "looseness" with terms and names and titles of participants. (Usually playing fast and loose with copy-righted materials as well, at least in the smaller, local levals) :D
Hell, I have even been listed once as "Swordmaster" on a playbill. I didn't know they were gonna put THAT, but the director/producer has ALL the say so... :confused: (just ask him some time!)

Mr. Lucas seems to have quite a sense of humor, and may have felt it was a good "weighty" if meaningless (to most folks) title.
Lan

giriasis
07-04-2005, 09:03 PM
Mr. Lucas seems to have quite a sense of humor, and may have felt it was a good "weighty" if meaningless (to most folks) title.

It does sound a lot better than "stunt coordinator." I agree he does have a good sense of humor. The Burger King, Diet Pepsi and M&M promo commercials for Revenge of the Sith were way too funny -- especially for this Star Wars Geek.

samurai_kenshin
07-04-2005, 11:35 PM
hehehe, this one too!!!^.^

Nick Simpson
07-05-2005, 04:44 AM
From what I remember, Musashi injured the guy when he threw the wakizashi and then dispatched him with his long sword. Also, I seem to remember something about him drawing the kusarigama man into a bamboo field/forest whatever you want to call it, rendering his weapon pretty useless. But i digress...

Nick Simpson
07-05-2005, 04:46 AM
I liked it when he threw the sword into that guy. It made me jump out of my seat and shout 'Yes ya b*****d!' Maybe a bit far fetched but then so was the plot...

samurai_kenshin
07-05-2005, 06:52 AM
Yeah it was pretty cool when Katsumoto got that shinobi in the back! Then Yoda stole his move and did it to a clone trooper. It looked even better when Yoda did it because he pulled it out with the force, then got another one while dodging blaster fire. Yoda is awesome. Yoda is also the real name of one of Lucas's Japanese friends. STAR WARS SUPERFANS UNITE!!!

JayRhone
07-21-2005, 11:38 AM
I'm certain I've seen the title "swordmaster" on other films. Perhaps the movie industry uses it as a generic title?
In that case

Jay Rhone - Swordmaster

Muahahahah.

theflyingheadbuttsuplex
07-27-2005, 10:51 AM
no, I don't spin the bokken during training, but since the movie, for ki extension, I picture lightsabers coming from my hands! :D

O-Ren
08-29-2005, 02:49 AM
Nope....but I have tried to paralyze an uke with Ki during randori before. You will like this then.http://www.jokaroo.com/extremevideos/lightsaberfight.html

Steve Mullen
08-31-2005, 08:19 AM
ah nick, just one of the many reasons wee all thinks you are so ver [I]special

Satyre
09-01-2005, 06:48 PM
LMFAO! That was great.. right up there with the D&D clips from Reno 911.


Personally, I sing (generally quietly) during training: My favourite song being "Staying Alive".
This helps me get my irimi nage right. If you come out of it in a nice "Saturday Night Fever" pose uke falls beautifully and you look damn good.

To quote David Le Roth:

"It's not whether you win or loose, it's how good you look!"

RE: Swordmaster.

Shouldn't Aikidoka appearing in films receive the title "grip"?

Would this mean that Aikidoka appearing in porno films would receive the title "dolly grip"?

dyffcult
09-01-2005, 10:12 PM
Grip: In industry terms, generally the guy holding that big long pole with a mike at the end. Allows the actors to speak in normal voice. Guy shooting the film trys to keep the mike out of the camera frame :-)

So while relatively mindless, the grip does need a certain amount of strength, balance, and centering. Even the lightest of kens becomes ridicuously heavy when one is required to hold ken kami for an extended period -- imagine if the ken were a ten foot pole.

Just adding a bit of useless information to the conversation.

Brenda

justinc
09-03-2005, 09:24 AM
In my Hapkido school we have a long sword form that does exactly that block behind the back as part of it, and then a further unwind to a high block. Great fun to do when you get it right. As the name suggests, it's design for a long sword - straight-bladed katana approx 4.5-5 feet in length. I also practice a twin sword pattern from the Muye dobo tangji that contains 3 sword spins with both swords. The final one starts with the swords in normal grip and ends up with both in a reverse grip (blade of the sword back along the arm, hilt away from the body), stabbing behind you. Tricky to get right, but once you do, it looks great :)