Swordsmen

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by Maximilian II, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Maximilian II

    Maximilian II New Member

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    So, I bet there are some people here who have experience with swords, other than me. Knife trained people, speak up too! I'm here for that too!
    I'm trained in Jeet Kune Do, for knives. I swing a sword occasionally too, for several organizations. Generally medieval ones, but...
    Post up!
    We don't run out of ammo!
  2. carver

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    No official training here, but with books and videos, I have learned one or two techniques. I do practice with both long and short blades. Hope I never have to use either, I would prefer something that takes a lot less energy to defend myself!
  3. kutaho

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    Trained with knife while tdy on a korean gun boat (ROK), in the mid '70's.
    Trained some with sword in akido, though i prefer staff (jo).
    Proficient in machete, cut more brush and briar's then you can shake a stick at:rolleyes:
  4. USMC-03

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    I trained in European style fencing for quite a while, mostly epee, but that's been more than a few years ago. I'd like to take it up again soon.
  5. kutaho

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    Always was interested in learning fencing,
    Opportunity never came up.
  6. Maximilian II

    Maximilian II New Member

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    Anyone interested in learning fencing/European swordcraft should check out the ARMA. Google it. It's possibly more practical than the Asian sword styles.
    Okay, as one who has studied both, it IS more practical. Hands down.
    I regularly fight with a sword and shield, wearing chain mail armor.
  7. Trouble 45-70

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    Foil and epee. Knees shot. It was fun while it lasted. Did learn not to let a man with a knife anywhere close and I do NOT ever want to get into a knife fight. Will shoot first everytime.
  8. jacksonco

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    No knife or long blade training at all for me. I am lucky to cut a tender piece of ribeye with out messing it up. I did however read somewhere the following regarding people armed with knives.

    1) two skilled people equally armed get into a knife fight. The loser dies on the scene and the winner dies a half hour later in the emergency room.

    2) in a small room with your gun holstered and a skilled knife fighter with his knife in hand you are a dead man.

    Just a couple bits of knowledge that have come my way over the years.
  9. Rocket J Squirl

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    Tomahawk and long knife for many years.

    Iaido with a Japanese sword for a decade or so.

    Within 10 feet, They dont have a chance.

    My 5 foot asian wife likes to scream as she charges.

    I think its an asian thing
  10. GatorDude

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    I trained in Palm-Frond Do as a kid down in Florida long, long, ago...

    You can smack the crap out of your kid brother with a palm frond and vice versa. :eek: Gotta watch the edges on the green ones though. They are actually pretty sharp.

    Got a little tambo training in college many years later.
  11. kutaho

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    A man of style and taste.
    Ya gotta love a good piece of steel.
    At two sakos and two suns in length;)
  12. kutaho

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    Have you ever seen a monkey puzzle tree, those things will really make em run:D:D:D
  13. Rocket J Squirl

    Rocket J Squirl New Member

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    My Blade:

    2 shaku, 5 sun, 5bu

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  14. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

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    I like blades just as much as guns. Never really learned how to fight with them, though. Have several lock blades, small pocket knife, cheap survival knife, etc. Looking to get my hands on some swords, too. As kids we used to have pretend fights (blades closed or none at all). Did ok some, not so good other times. Don't have any pics, though.
  15. Maximilian II

    Maximilian II New Member

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    Want to have some good messy fun that will scare the bejeebies out of you?
    Get rubber knives, available online as training aids in martial arts and law enforcement.
    Also procure a big tub of petroleum jelly and red powdered (Tempura?) paint.
    Mix the paint into the vaseline and smear it on the blades of the knives.
    Have at it! For better effect wear white t-shirts.

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