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Judah Maccabee
10/14/2006 3:46pm,
http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/13/mazu-kans-contact-free-laser-martial-arts-game/

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If you've got the bank credentials to back it up, you can build your own robotic fighting machine, or hop in the "squishy ball shooting" Land Walker and (slowly) mow down neighborhood pests as you please. But if you've only got $60, and don't feel like sustaining any major injuries when releasing that pent-up rage, Mazu Kan's Laser Martial Arts game has you covered. This two-person, "contact-free" slugfest contains a pair of wearable sensors that track your punches, dodges, and uppercuts to determine who loses their "10 life points" first. The built-in "sound and rumble" effects supposedly help you forget that you're not in an actual brawl, while the "two levels of combat" should put those newly-acquired cagefighting skills to the test. Red vs Blue tees not included.

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This is up there with the Black Belt in a Box toy. Hahahahahahaha!

This comment in the blog is appropriate:


There's no way this "pretend" fighting won't lead to "real" fighting.... especially after captain cool on the right pulls off a sweet jumping roundhouse, only to find that the computer failed to register it.

Don Gwinn
10/14/2006 3:55pm,
Oh man, I live for these moments. Ahem.

SEARCH FUNCTION FOLLOWED BY RITUAL SEPPUKU, YOU FILTHY KRAV HERETIC.
http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47157

That felt just super.

DdlR
10/14/2006 4:00pm,
Reminds me of these kids - http://www.gunkata.freeservers.com/custom.html


GUN SAU is the new martial game/sport of close-quarter gunfighting!

I invented the term GUN SAU by combining Gun with Sau which means Hand in Chinese. My brother and I have been developing the art with my Dad who is a martial arts instructor. GUN SAU is a freestyle combat game using safe "handguns" in the trapping range. Parries, sweeps, locks, disarms and retentions are all part of the art.

PLEASE NOTE THAT GUN SAU IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE USED FOR REAL SELF DEFENSE!!

IT IS JUST FOR EXERCISE AND FUN!

NEVER USE REAL GUNS IN TRAINING!!

NEVER USE REALISTIC REPLICA GUNS IF YOU ARE TRAINING IN PUBLIC!!


Reducing the Infra Red beam in a lazertag gun
The main problem with most LT guns for Gun Sau training is that they are designed for long-range combat. The infra-red beam is so wide and the target sensors are so sensitive that if you use them at close-range or indoors the sensors will often register a hit even if the pistol isn't pointed at the sensor.

Fortunately there is an easy way to solve this for Gun Sau training. By just removing a plastic funnel and the magnifying lense inside the gun casing and replacing them with a simple plastic tube that fits inside the barrel, you can cut the IR beam down to a really realistic width.

http://www.gunkata.freeservers.com/images/s2gj028.jpg

Judah Maccabee
10/14/2006 4:01pm,
http://i9.tinypic.com/30282nd.jpg

Oh G-d damn it!

TKD Black Belt
10/14/2006 4:34pm,
I looked at investing in this product during the developmental phase but due to the fact that they weren't going to account for devastating CHI blasts I just decided we couldn't work together.

TKD

Grashnak
10/14/2006 10:00pm,
Until they can replicate GUN KATA, they're just pussies.

http://www.freaknation.com/images/reviews/gun-kata.jpg

DdlR
10/14/2006 10:39pm,
Until they can replicate GUN KATA, they're just pussies.

http://www.freaknation.com/images/reviews/gun-kata.jpg

That's exactly what they're trying to do:


This website is about GUN KATA (a fictional martial art shown in the movie Equilibrium) and GUN SAU which is a real martial sport based on one of the fight scenes in the movie.

There are several different forms of Gun Kata shown in Equilibrium. One is a kind of solo or group kata which is used to teach the basic movements. There are also fight scenes in the movie that show Preston (the main Cleric who is the hero) using double handguns, pistol-whipping, unarmed disarms vs an armed enemy, sword fighting, etc.

The last fight scene is between Preston and Dupont who is the leader of Libria. They are both Gun Kata masters so this is a kick-ass fight! Unlike most of the other fight scenes in this one they are both using single handguns while fighting at trapping range using sweeps, locks, deflections, etc.

This fight scene was the inspiration for the new martial sport of GUN SAU.

Gotta give them full points for creativity.

Backdraft
10/16/2006 6:32am,
How many hits does their site get, and how big of a following do these lazergunweeners have?

Uechidude
10/16/2006 7:38am,
Next thing you know............all the Mc Dojos will have them for "Virtual Training" . At least little Jimmy wont get hurt...Mom, and Dad with their Iced Mochas will think, this is the greatest thing ever.....*I think im gonna hurl*

Teh El Macho
10/16/2006 7:54am,
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