Sword Training Techniques

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newBookmarkLockedFalling Any tip to beat longsword using the katana?
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Looking for like-minded people in the Ruhrgebiet
markus313 0 111 by markus313
Jul 21, 2019 7:44:21 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling A good intro to Silver’s true fight…
markus313 0 99 by markus313
Jul 15, 2019 17:45:58 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Noto & Kissaki Moroha Zukuri / Double-Edged Blades
Zen Hydra 1 93 by zabazagobo
Jul 12, 2019 22:59:54 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Pell Techniques
pvsampson 5 246 by SirThorfinn
Jun 19, 2019 23:47:08 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Two Handed Sword, Montante, Zweihander manuals and books?
tuckerwa 1 119 by Cosmoline
Jun 19, 2019 18:30:46 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Shinkage-Ryu Heiho Mokuroku
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Jun 14, 2019 23:32:56 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Rapier & Dagger - Where's the Disadvantage?
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Jun 14, 2019 8:06:11 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Going to try dual-wielding
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kristian 25 398 by zabazagobo
Jun 10, 2019 22:00:21 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Indoor Pell
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Jun 9, 2019 23:15:57 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Sparring prevents cancer
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Jun 7, 2019 21:52:52 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling halberd free flow
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Jun 7, 2019 21:31:59 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Causes of leg injuries?
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john1 28 825 by Cosmoline
Jun 5, 2019 17:10:27 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How to hold a Katana: Part 2 details of the right hand
RufusScorpius 6 178 by bonezmcnasty
Jun 1, 2019 6:10:40 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling bits of wrath
markus313 4 137 by markus313
May 31, 2019 6:35:47 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling How to hold a Katana: Another boring Scorpion video
RufusScorpius 15 311 by zabazagobo
May 30, 2019 17:32:26 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Ideal sword for me
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schnitzelsandwich 96 1,157 by markus313
May 29, 2019 21:14:20 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Basic block with the katana: edge vs. flat (video)
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May 23, 2019 0:59:55 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Shield and sword
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Ifrit 80 1,427 by ranoua
May 21, 2019 23:40:20 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Considering pure swordsmanship in Europe
schnitzelsandwich 4 159 by Cosmoline
Apr 18, 2019 23:22:32 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Which sword is more dextrous: Longsword or Saber?
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Mar 22, 2019 21:11:54 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Using a sword and nothing else: 1 hand or 2?
schnitzelsandwich 14 250 by schnitzelsandwich
Mar 6, 2019 6:03:28 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Buckler and... Dagger?
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Ifrit 39 602 by markus313
Mar 4, 2019 21:10:12 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Places to purchase manuals?
ctimmerwilke 4 120 by zabazagobo
Feb 26, 2019 2:38:08 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Nakamura Ryu Dojo, Sydney, Australia
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Feb 24, 2019 3:26:57 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Learning
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Feb 20, 2019 22:51:51 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling 2019 Tuscon Taikai
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Jan 23, 2019 0:50:18 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Anybody ever slice through a big water cooler bottle?
joash 12 261 by Brother Nathaniel
Jan 22, 2019 4:36:28 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling A Lesson To Be Learned
pgandy 4 196 by zabazagobo
Jan 21, 2019 9:06:23 GMT
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newBookmarkLockedFalling The best way to learn...is to teach...
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snowbite: Mmmm Jan 21, 2020 3:23:23 GMT
christain: Just tried a sample of my boss's home brew beer....FABULOUS. :P Looks like chocolate milk, but tastes like Heaven. A very dark beer that I think would almost be better served at room-temperature in a horn. 8-) Jan 21, 2020 2:53:02 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: It doesn't have to be that one of course, but any similar design would work. Jan 21, 2020 1:18:44 GMT
snowbite: I never would have thought of the Christmas tree stand. 85 bucks though? Jan 20, 2020 23:16:54 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: My 2 stands are ghetto but they work. A quick and easy/dirty way to make a stand is simply to grab a 4x4 and stick it in this: www.amazon.com/Goliath-welded-steel-Christmas-Tree/dp/B01MYM9Z8X and fill spaces with sand,concrete or plaster of paris. Jan 20, 2020 20:25:36 GMT
snowbite: All four spokes are connected to each other with deck screws through the ends. Only two of the spokes are bolted to the socket. Length of each spoke is 18" Jan 20, 2020 19:31:03 GMT
snowbite: bottom view: www.dropbox.com/s/otqqd8ng6e1bxzp/base_bottom.jpeg?raw=1 Jan 20, 2020 19:29:36 GMT
snowbite: Top view: www.dropbox.com/s/qbpqxkzohna9fjm/base_top.jpeg?raw=1 Jan 20, 2020 19:28:59 GMT
snowbite: I'll take a pic Jan 20, 2020 19:02:22 GMT
theophilus736: Snowbite how are you attaching the spokes? Looks like there's only room for two on that amazon product. Jan 20, 2020 18:25:07 GMT
snowbite: attach 2x4s for base spokes. Make a few different lengths of 4x4 and you can swap them out for different heights. Jan 20, 2020 15:26:34 GMT
snowbite: I got one of these amazon.com/dp/B0026T7AZG/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_CyCjEbVVPJW6P Jan 20, 2020 15:25:17 GMT
snowbite: that would only make it 10.5 inches wide at the base. Not very stable. And heavy to boot? Jan 20, 2020 15:22:07 GMT
sacredcompass: I recently got 12 feet of 4X4 pressure treated lumber for a DIY tameshigiri stand, was wondering if I could get away with just joining the wood together in a clustered/pillar formation where they're all standing upright with the taller 4x4 in the middle Jan 20, 2020 13:56:56 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: I have wrapped them in tatami and then soaked for 24 hours and then the very center of the dowel is still a bit dry. I believe soaking them before helps a bit to soak them through properly for a more proper "live bone" analog. Jan 19, 2020 23:42:24 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Oh these dowels work great as tatami cores! It even makes the rolling of the tatami easier as you are wrapping it around it. But I would say to soak it at least half a day before you use wrap it in the tatami( and then soak again) to make sure it's not dry Jan 19, 2020 23:41:05 GMT
lioconvoy: Thanks! I was looking for something that would act as the "core" of my tatami rolls! That will work perfectly! Jan 19, 2020 23:26:54 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: I'm a big fan of the newspaper rolls. I would say they are approximately 1.5x as difficult as the equivalent tatami thickness. I like these also, soaked for a day. www.amazon.com/Wooden-Dowel-Rods-Unfinished-Woodpecker/dp/B01C4MVA1E Jan 19, 2020 22:37:57 GMT
snowbite: Tightly rolled newspaper. Soak before cutting Jan 19, 2020 21:58:27 GMT
lioconvoy: Hey guys; what makes a good bamboo substitute for mat cutting? I'm almost out. Jan 19, 2020 17:41:02 GMT