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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
    we did it a bit too, also with poles for the long weapon stuff, but it was a small group within the school, never caught on, and ended up being abandoned. the main issues were:

    1) expense of masks and proper gloves/chest protectors
    2) space constraints (weather permitting, we did this in a park in chinatown, which brought its own set of issues.)
    3) once people got hurt they didn't tend to come back
    4) lack of a competitive venue (we were training for lei tai, so getting hurt doing weapons work, when there was no real weapons tournament seemed silly.)
    5) weapons were mostly seen as strength training workouts with some minimal benefit of the forms teaching some concepts that could benefit a fighter's empty hand techniques (debatable if you ask me.)

    they weren't taken seriously as self defense weapons (other than the dao, or the village hung ga double dagger form i learned) because who would think that a kwan do, or a spear would be a realistic self defense weapon? therefore weapons work was very low priority stuff in our curriculum.
    All but #5 for me too.
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    The dao forms I've learned contain mostly basic fencing techniques.

    Parries, slashes, thrusts, ripostes, lunges, and feints.

    There, I just saved you some money. Merry Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    The dao forms I've learned contain mostly basic fencing techniques.

    Parries, slashes, thrusts, ripostes, lunges, and feints.

    There, I just saved you some money. Merry Christmas.
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    I got it, I got it. Was just curious. It would basically be a waste of money, as I'm never going to have to use a sword to defend myself. Thanks for the info though everybody. I've been shopping around for something to supplement my JKD. CMA swordfighting was probably one of my more lamebrained ideas.
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    FWIW, if it's traditional dao forms/training it might look something like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
    they weren't taken seriously as self defense weapons (other than the dao, or the village hung ga double dagger form i learned) because who would think that a kwan do, or a spear would be a realistic self defense
    I'm telling you man, I want a tactical assault kwandao for daily carry.
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    Not tactical assault enough.

    It at least needs a picatinny rail and a LLM01 laser sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickhead View Post
    It's cool. I was basically just thinking about the dadao because it looks cool. It's not like I'd ever have occasion to use it. The same could almost be said of stick fighting.
    I fought an inmate one time who had a stick and was trying to attack officers with it. When I was a bouncer, I had someone swing a broken stool leg at me. But other than that stick fight training has tons of use as far as distancing, footwork, and timing. So, lots of use there.

    Have you looked into fencing? I've got an uncle who teaches fencing, and it's pretty fun.
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

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