Thread: Samurai Swordercise!!!
3/11/2007 4:39pm, #21
I had a look through a copy of the "Forza" book in a bookstore - it's not presented as any sort of martial art, it's just a theme workout.
3/11/2007 7:54pm, #22Originally Posted by DdlROriginally Posted by PizDoff"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
3/11/2007 8:14pm, #23
On behalf of all kendo schools everywhere, I would like to appologize, and insist that we would never endorce such a twisted practice. I must now go commit ritualistic suicide.
3/11/2007 8:32pm, #24
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You know, it doesn't say that Debbie person has a first degree in forza, but in sword. Maybe that means kendo and the person writing the article just didn't mention it?
I think you guys are taking this a bit too seriously. It's a theme workout, I've never heard it described as a SD class when I worked in a gym that had forza classes. There's no knocking people out (no contact, remember?), and weapons practice can work the body in many different ways, just like anything else.
Cripes, you guys sounds exactly like people who make fun of MMA or BJJ.
3/11/2007 9:08pm, #25
It seems like a bad workout though. Unless they switch hands a lot, they're all gonna get tennis player arms (i.e. one ripped and one dead-looking).
3/11/2007 9:15pm, #26Originally Posted by Merry Konument
The Powerstrike website includes information on certifying in teaching Forza, but there's no mention of belts; nor was there any mention of belt rankings in Ms. Montagnani's book.
Once again, it's obviously an exercise system *based on* the movements of Japanese swordsmanship and it isn't meant to be anything more than that. Criticising it because it won't teach you how to fight is completely missing the point.
3/12/2007 12:28am, #27Originally Posted by Merry Konument
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3/12/2007 1:08am, #28
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i dont see the problem
i wouldnt do it because i'd feel stupid, i sure as hell wouldnt pay money for it
but its probably a good workout/socialising which is all they really claim it is.
workout + minor larping = sword-chuks workout
3/12/2007 3:59am, #29
Originally Posted by Abusivemelon
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