10/03/2011 12:16am, #11
Pure show. Impressive and requires a hell of a lot of practice and talent to pull off the form, but show. First and foremost, not a real katana. That one is specifically designed for such shows. Durable enough to handle any drops, quick twirls, and the like while also being much lighter. However, should NOT be used for anything more.
As far as technique, my knowledge of sword work is extremely limited, but obviously not practical in any sense of the word when speaking in terms of actually fighting.
Doesn't mean it's not fun to do or watch. I practice tricking from time to time. Will I ever use it in an actual fight? Hell no. However, it's fun and a workout. :P
10/03/2011 12:22am, #12
- Join Date
- Jan 2008
- Cheney, WA
Yes, I am posting the Maga of the Krav variety.
What about this, is this skill or showmanship?
I have to admit, it does look pretty badass.
10/03/2011 12:41am, #13
10/03/2011 12:51am, #14
10/03/2011 1:08am, #15
10/03/2011 2:09am, #16
10/03/2011 2:48am, #17
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
Makes you wonder when the Israeli's will admit that it isn Krav that makes them deadly, its the cluster bombing schools and hospitals.
You never hear "They young palestinian boy throwing stones was disarmed by merciful use of Krav Maga and returned to his parents" It usually comes out like "The 8 year old terrorist was taken in a vicious gun battle between assault rifles and rocks"
10/03/2011 9:50am, #18
I think some of you must have baton twirl envy. I'm going to go opposite on this one and say this is the only applicable skill for a sword. The only real use for a sword anymore is either larping, historical value, or just for fun.
10/03/2011 10:57am, #19
Lame. Every one of attacks missed those bystanders.
10/03/2011 12:07pm, #20