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    spears!!!

    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!

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    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.

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    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!

    Simple.

    Spears rule. Second time today. Awesome.

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    Apparently, you have to shave her head prior to measuring.

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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    http://www.coldsteel.com/moreproof.html

    Tho, typically, the chinese spears I've seen are at least a foot or two taller than the user.

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    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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