Old School Self-Defense: Swordfighting

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    Old School Self-Defense: Swordfighting

    Those of us old enough to have remember watching Saturday afternoon westerns have long ago realized that reality was very different than what Hollywood depicted in those films. Now it turns out that what Hollywood taught us about swordfighting was incorrect as well. I'm sure this probably doesn't come as a surprise to most members. Hopefully you will apreciate the following article: Swordfighting is Not What You Think It Is

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    Yes, I like sword fighting. Training for the eminent zombie attack.

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    I enjoyed watching that, however, that was not "a gentleman's sword fight". What so many have seen on TV and movies is Gentleman's sword fighting. I prefer the video
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    I like how the technique was to "Keep moving" which is the same in most combat
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    What do you mean what I see in the movies isn't real?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    What do you mean what I see in the movies isn't real?
    Say it isn't so!


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    Some things I learned when practicing Kendo...

    never overextend yourself
    never telegraph your movements
    never do the same move repeatedly
    the best defense is an overwhelming offense
    do the unexpected
    and last but not least...
    fight like its the last one you'll ever be in.
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    Thanks for posting interesting to see how to use a Claymore.
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    When I was on Okinawa I used to love watching the police practice Kendo during their lunch hour.

    One of the most amazing things about the matches was how short they were, usually a matter of a few seconds or less. Usually only 4 - 5 strokes between the two contestants unless they were really well matched. (Often wish I'd taken lessons over there.)

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