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    FMA in the homeland, FMA history


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    1609, wow. That's describing a 400 year native old blade art in nice detail

    “At the waist they carry a dagger four fingers in breadth, the blade pointed, and a third vara in length (about 11 inches), the hilt is of gold or ivory. The pommel is open and has two crossbars or projections, without any other guard. They are called bararaos [balaraw]. They have two cutting edges, and are kept in wooden scabbards, of those of buffalo horn, admirably wrought. With these they strike with the point but more generally with the edge. When they go in pursuit of their opponents, they show great dexterity in seizing his hair with one hand, while the other they cut off his head with one stroke of the bararao and carry it away.

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    Pretty interesting. And it would also be interesting to see how much of what they were practicing came from China. Since it says they were getting their metal from China, some of their smithing techniques could have came from there as well as martial arts.
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