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    #16
    Very interesting indeed. I just realized that after 0:09 in the 2011 video, I'm in the left corner taking still shots. I have my hood up and I have black sleeves over my hands. Wow, I've watched this video like 10 times and never realized that.

    If you enjoy Whose Line is it Anyway? you should look up that episode with "ice hole" it is easily one of the best.

    This will be my last post here until another post concerning this threads topic is made.

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      #17
      Originally posted by Ice Hole View Post
      The dao is a good old standby, prob my third favorite after spade and long staff. This guy has done this a few years now in Chinatown. I just finished learning this same form.
      Is it my imagination or are there fewer CMA'ers using those godawful tinfoil wushu weapons? Having been around real swords my entire life, it always made something inside me die a little whenever I saw those in action.

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        #18
        No now they have a "better" quality. They are still spring steel, but they have made a line that has less movement.

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          #19
          Wait, I thought I was the only ex Yee here that still trains under longtime students of Yee's. Sorry, I never read Chinese EVR. Welcome, brother. I don't know the reasons for your split, but we can PM about it, if you're ever curious. lol.

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            #20
            Originally posted by yli View Post
            I don't understand why few pursue "practical" CMA weapon combat. The Chinese had a large number of tools that were absolutely great for killing people. The LARP saddens me.
            Well, if someone was really interested in practical weaponry use they'd probably look into the NRA before how to swing a Chinese broadsword around.

            Originally posted by Chili Pepper View Post
            Is it my imagination or are there fewer CMA'ers using those godawful tinfoil wushu weapons? Having been around real swords my entire life, it always made something inside me die a little whenever I saw those in action.
            Well, they're still the standard for wushu, at least. I remember at one of my school's Moon Festival demos, somehow another kung fu group's dao ended up with our stuff. It was one of the thickest swords I've ever seen (thicker than an actual fighting sword would be).

            I went to an open tournament where they were selling all kinds of performance weapons. Flimsy wushu blades, hollow sparkly nunchaku, staves I could easily snap over my back etc.

            I think this could be remedied by making a tameshigiri cut with their weapon as part of the performance (it would also put an end to "extreme" demos where katanas etc are tossed and spun in the air before catching it).

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              #21
              I mean, like this:

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                #22
                http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=93827

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Ice Hole View Post
                  I am no longer officially with Yee's but still train under a longtime student of your sigung so we do in fact share lineage. It's right in my style field, can't you read all the Chinese yet??? :)

                  In fact I'm not the only one here, there are a few others.
                  one big happy family.

                  Originally posted by nomamao View Post
                  Wait, I thought I was the only ex Yee here that still trains under longtime students of Yee's. Sorry, I never read Chinese EVR. Welcome, brother. I don't know the reasons for your split, but we can PM about it, if you're ever curious. lol.
                  you know the history, dude. it can't be that surprising at this point to see more defections.

                  at least things are friendly enough that i can go down to the new years shows, see old friends and get to enjoy lion dance from outside that damn lion.
                  "Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
                  "When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
                  "Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
                  "Seriously, who gives a fuck what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj

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