Thread: Applying Sword Form to Cane
1/16/2012 3:24pm, #11
Now as far as my style I am trying to be as accurate as I can to what I am currently training. I train MMA but am taking a small break from it so as to not get burned out. I have been training with swords for about 30 years off and on in several different styles. I have no one style in my sword training but it is mostly western culture based styles. I have incorporated some of the Asian styles as well, that is why I put swordfighting in a generic term. I'm not sure what you want me to put there, I can change it back to MMA as I plan to still train it after my break. Just let me know and I will comply.
1/16/2012 3:24pm, #12
1/16/2012 3:32pm, #13
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1/16/2012 3:54pm, #14
I've spent nearly 25 years studying Muso Shinden Ryu Iai together with other sword related systems. One of which exclusively uses bokuto. Not to mention a decade of Shinai Kendo
I'll guarantee, without a shadow of doubt, I can cause just as much carnage with a bokuto as I can with my 2.5 shaku shinken, not the same injuries, but just as much carnage, even death if required.
What more do you need ?
Now, a cane may not weigh as much as a decent bokuto or perhaps a baseball bat but, what it lacks in weight it gains in speed and kinetic energy so, if I were using a cane rather than a thicker wooden object I might alter my tactics slightly but the premise of my abilities remain the same.
Thrust a cane into someone’s face - it's gonna hurt and cause some degree of injury
Thrust a cane into someone’s ribs - same as above.
They may not be finishing techniques but they have credibility combined with other applications.
It's not about the technique alone but the strategy. Are you unable to grasp that ?"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
1/16/2012 5:52pm, #15
1/16/2012 6:12pm, #16
1/16/2012 6:32pm, #17
1/16/2012 8:08pm, #18"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
1/16/2012 8:11pm, #19
It's not the weapon which is flawed but the person's ability. Nothing more.
Watch this (albeit highly formalised) kata, any one of the blows from the bokuto would crack one's skull open or break the wrist/arm, the thusts in this case aren't so important because they are being applied as if the bokuto was a sword however, that's a matter of technicality which can easily be altered.
Note the name :-)
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1/16/2012 8:37pm, #20
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