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    Aren't alot of the security officers in the US issued sidearms?

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    Back to the origional post of this thread for a moment:
    "Does anyone train in a martial art that in addition to empty hand fighting, also trains with weapons?"
    Okinawan ShorinRyu Karate & Kobudo (weapons) is one of several traditional systems that trains with weapons. I have been a practioner of it since 1975, and for me, it is the perfect mixture of art and functionality. I train in the use of the bo, sai, tonfa, kama, numchaku, nitonbo, and have added numerous other weapons such as the cane, kobutan, chair, beer bottle, knife, club, handful of weeds, towel, books, telephone, belt (with heavy buckle is best), baseball/cowboy hat, etc, etc..get the idea? Basically, just about ANYTHING can be used as a weapon, in one sense or the other.

    "Are there certain Arts that train more with weapons than others?"
    Yes, but I can't name any right off the top of my head.

    "A Friend of mine who's into European Martial arts..."
    Can somebody PLEASE tell me what a European Martial Art is???

    "...is going to some school in Colorado to train in fencing and Medieval weapons and stuff and it seems like it would be interesting."
    Check out the SCA...Society for Creative Anachronisms (sp?) http://www.sca.org/ .. sounds like it's what you're interested in.

    Good luck

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    Isn't the SCA those guys who beat each other with giant Q-Tips?

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    lol...yeah..something like that. I just got a bit involved in it last year because my fiancee' is in it. They hit pretty damn hard with those q-tips though, and those weapons, although well padded, sure do make a whallup when they hit each other! I say some pretty good sized guys get smacked with those things and get knocked to the ground because of it. No faking there. They also do fencing, which is something I'd like to try. :o)

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    wow, knocked to the ground huh, sounds pretty hardcore

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    They have stringent rules about body armor. If it dosen't meet specs, they don't fight. The honor system is in full affect also. What I mean is..if you're hit and you KNOW you're hit in a lethal spot (arm/let, torso, head), then you are expected (everybody was honest that I saw last year) to accept that you were hit and act accordingly.

    Examples: If hit in the arm, you lose the use of that arm. Leg, you go to your knees. Clean strike to the head...you're one dead buck-a-roo! lol Chivalry isn't dead at these things, and despite beating the crap out of each other, they all are friends afterwards--shake hands and hug (did knights hug?)and get ready for the next bout.

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    no, i don't need to know how to stab somebody if I really, absolutely had to...

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    no, i don't need to know how to stab somebody if I really, absolutely had to...
    Anyone can stab somebody. The question is, how effective is that stab going to be?

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    Don't bother Deus, blade would need a snuff video to believe that knives would actually work.

    Hmm....that brings an interesting thought, maybe we should get dibble and 9chambers together.

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    Heh, I wasn't bothering. Just throwing out mundance questions. I don't participate in these threads anymore. =)

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