Thread: Three Sectional Staff
10/13/2005 7:30pm, #91
[QUOTE=Amp]A few truths about the 3SS:
1. It takes a LOT of practice to use successfully.
2. It is fun to train with...but not that practical to use today.
3. It is a cool weapon since it is one of a few that can be used for short, medium, or long range.
4. In the hands of someone who knows what they are doing...it can **** you up.
5. There are VERY FEW people who know what they are doing w/ a 3SS.
6. You should wear a cup when practicing!.. and don't practice w/ 3SS made of hardwood.
I have hardwood and waxwood both at 1 1/4 diameter. Big ones.
10/13/2005 7:47pm, #92Originally Posted by Thaiboxerken
10/13/2005 7:51pm, #93Originally Posted by Bard of DorAr
" Actually you would have to learn the simpler weapons first anyway."
10/13/2005 7:53pm, #94
I'd have to agree with the few people here who say that in the hands of the RIGHT person the 3SS can be very effective. Having witnessed it HITTING things including people armed with staffs etc. It tends to be a weapon that one sucks or excels in.
Of course it's not a basic staple weapon that can be trained quickly for the average person. If that were the case then the ancient Chinese infantry would've been armed with 3SSs instead of strong (nonwobby) broadswords.
I also agree that it's especially not the most practical weapon as Thai pointed out since you won't find it anywhere, but then again I'll add...
NO ANCIENT WEAPON IS PRACTICAL NOWADAYS. You're never going to get in a sword/spear/flail fight of any sort. Whether or not the 3SS or the Katana is the MOST DEADLY MELEE WEAPON EVER (not saying one is) simply doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. :)
10/13/2005 7:59pm, #95Originally Posted by Thaiboxerken
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10/13/2005 8:01pm, #96Originally Posted by Thaiboxerken
10/13/2005 8:03pm, #97Originally Posted by Bard of DorAr
10/13/2005 8:08pm, #98
Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
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well put. I was going to post basically the same thing.
My system is known for it's forms, especially weapons sets. My sifu has an AWESOME 3ss form, and there are applications and uses that have not been discussed in this thread. They never need to be brought up. I've got money that no one on this site will be in a fight involving a 3ss.
I know a bench form, much like someone tried to equate this to. It's probably one of the most fun forms I know, because it is actually one of the more demanding, lots of swinging a large plank of wood and immediately changing its direction. Its useful on the street, well, if I lived in the early 20th century china.
Hell, most of my weapons forms are impractical on teh str33t, but I have fun training them.
10/13/2005 8:12pm, #99Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
Though I am hard pressed to think of an occurance where some guy with a 3SS goes nuts.
10/13/2005 8:12pm, #100
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Once in awhile, someone will join our school with previous martial arts experience.
One such a time, this guy was REALLY cocky, thinking he was the ****, while we were practicing flowers with our sticks. My sihing, picked up on this, and asked him if he could do 3ss. Sihing gets a 3ss off the weapons rack, and hands it to mr. cocky. Mr. Cocky starts slow and gets it going pretty well, until he messes up a tiny little bit and cracks himself in the head. It was heard throughout out school. the guy turned beat red and left our school not too long after.....