Originally Posted by thomaspaine
The catching the sword technique from Togakure Ryu isn't a "clap". Its a stop.
its like this
He goes for the wrist, but with the claws you can go for the blade.
Another reason why I think even the concept of this is ludicrous and pure larping. Some form of muto dori, where you evade then clinch with the attacker (using the shuko as weapons once “inside”) is the only remotely viable way you could survive.
Originally Posted by Ninjew
Ninjew, that wasn't exactly how it was done. That's actually just a muto dori waza wearing the shuko.
Gerbil boy (rw4th), there's more than one way to do something. Just because YOU feel you know better doesn't make it so. Evading and clinching automatically without taking space and distancing into account can have you running into the blade or the wakizashi. A one trick pony usually isn't good for anything else.
This is a technique that makes a little more sense, but that isn't what they're testing on mythbusters, is it?
Originally Posted by Ninjew
I thought they were testing actually catching the blade with the claw - putting out your hand and stopping the sword. Which is dumb.
It was closest youtube video I could fine what that type of movement with shuko.
Originally Posted by Muqatil
JohnnyCache, The Technique they are testing(most likely) is the same entering movement but instead of catching the hands you use your palm with the claw to strike and catch the bottom of the blade. Which is a more last ditch thing when you can't catch the hands.
I am reasonably sure this is the technique they are testing
That's more like it, Ninjew.
Johnny, there are plenty of people that would tell you attempting gun disarms is stupid or dumb. There are also plenty of people than can attest to them working. Of course, there are also those that can't tell you about the validity unless you can talk to the dead. :)
God dammit. ANY armed technique is not bad. ANY last ditch technique is not bad. We're not talking about "Sword disarms" or "gun disarms" in general - we're talking about this one in specific.
that's a specific, really stupid technique. It's the "sticking your finger in the barrel like bugs bunny" of sword disarms.
Doesn't the distance required to do that, at that angle, require so much knowledge of what's going on, and such a long spacing, that it can't really be considered "your only option?"
Even if you execute the technique perfectly, the impact from the sword is going to move your hand. It's not going to STOP like in an anime.
"But," you say, "You do it charging forward - before the sword comes down!"
Then why on earth would you not attack the hands and arms like in the more reasonable technique from youtoube, above?
Last edited by JohnnyCache; 2/03/2007 5:34pm at .
Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
The sword may come down faster or sooner than you expected. You may go to move forward to take the hands or arms and lose your footing and be unable to get out from under the sword. **** happens. You deal with what you have. No one is saying that this would be a first choice, just one tool in case things get fucked.
Damn! Bullshido just called me on my crush towards Johnny when I tried to REP him for good questions. don't I feel silly now.
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