Posted On:2/17/2007 9:30pm
Style: Cheng Man Ching Tai Chi
anyone know any guidelines for measuring spears to one's body for t'ai chi/xingyi? (or any chinese martial arts for that matter) YEAH!
and humble, too!
Posted On:2/18/2007 12:32pm
Style: Systema, BJJ, Arrestling
Best post ever!
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Posted On:2/18/2007 1:11pm
Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs
Obviously it will be different style to style, but its sometimes measured by reaching your hand straight up above your head, and the tip should line up with your fingers.
Also, ask your instructor.
Posted On:2/19/2007 4:09pm
Style: Basic Self-Defence
Stick it in you, measure how much is sticking out,
add on the bit that's stuck inside you
...THAT'S HOW LONG IT IS!
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Posted On:2/19/2007 5:56pm
Style: Mixed grappling & fencing
Apparently, you have to shave her head prior to measuring.
Posted On:2/20/2007 2:37am
Style: MMA, JKD philosophy
This thread is worthless unless someone posts a picture tutorial on how to build a shoulder/armpit rig to hide a spear in your jacket.
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Posted On:2/20/2007 1:42pm
Style: Kung Fu
I used to keep my spear by the front door. Now I just keep a club. I've gotten soft with age it appears. Gotta change that.
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Posted On:2/20/2007 4:49pm
Style: currently xingyi
seriously, if you have to have exact measurements- chances are it is not for actual use (especially since you mentioned cma weapons) but for forms.
In actual use you will want something you can use comfortably and handle, which does not include whipping it around like a cholostomy bag.
I train cma, and unfortunately my school stopped teaching weapons- and I never learned spear there but they used to gear up and fight- I'm damn sure that they never had a "measurement" and certainly didn't play act whipping it around like you would your girlfriend's poodle when it pissed on your shoes.
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Posted On:3/01/2007 3:27pm
Style: StrikeyGrappling & WW2-fu
I always thought that it is should be at least your height. For a good basic tutorial, check out the spear intructional that is available on FREE Cold Steel DVDs.
Tho, typically, the chinese spears I've seen are at least a foot or two taller than the user.
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Posted On:3/01/2007 3:35pm
Style: Judo, Hung Family Boxing
most modern (forms related) use of the spear uses the "as high as you can reach" measurement.
my sifu said that on the battlefield they were usually quite long, so my spear is actually taller than i can reach (almost 8ft) and has a combat steel spear head. i don't believe in learning wushu style weapons.
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