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Old 01-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #51
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Re: All weapons are one and the same!

You're a bit confused, saying "all weapon techniques are similar" is different from saying "all weapons are the same", with all due respect, I think you have no idea of what you are saying with "state of mind" or maybe I have no idea what you are talking about anyway.

If you are handling a knife with the same "state of mind" you handle a sword with, well...let's leave it at that.

Also, I'm amused at the old Scissors Vs. Paper Vs. Rock argument when it comes to MAs in general, weapons in this case. The weapon is only as good as the one who uses it.

Look for some videos on youtube about demonstrations of techniques of Knives Vs. Firearms, or I will post some links later, when I have the time.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:03 PM   #52
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Re: All weapons are one and the same!

All weapons are the same.....

Hmmmmm

as with any broad sweeping statement, there are some holes in this

the most effective marital arts I have done, don;t look at the weapon but look at the body/arm/hand movement, so that you learn one movement and it can be used empty hand or with a variety of weapons

however, weapons them seleves have different attributes that can be exploited, and it is a mistake not to take these into consideration

In Chinese systems weapons are broken in to three groups long, short, and flexible, even though the body movements are the same for these the application of the weapon is different
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:51 AM   #53
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Re: All weapons are one and the same!

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the most effective marital arts I have done, don;t look at the weapon but look at the body/arm/hand movement
...it's not the size of the boat but the motion of the ocean, right, I think we all know that one...TMI violation, Andrew!
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:44 PM   #54
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Re: All weapons are one and the same!



dam my lack of proof reading
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:39 PM   #55
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Re: All weapons are one and the same!

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A right diagonal slash to the neck with a bottle, is much the same as a right diagonal slash with a sword, yes there are some differences in the cut, range, and movement etc, but at the end of the day, they are all basically the same.

keep it simple cause simple works!

thanks again for the input
Russell
Except with a bottle or knife... Your non knife hand should be in the guard position protecting your throat and poised to counter...

Using most Martial Arts in a Knife Fight may lead to serious injury or death.

William Hazen
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