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    I don't believe there's any plans to release...

    I don't believe there's any plans to release that. With the clip I posted above, from the 2008 Montana tournament, we had it professionally filmed (a few different cameras) and edited---for the DC...
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    Cool vid--you guys are very patient. It's funny,...

    Cool vid--you guys are very patient. It's funny, with the TCSL bouts, compared to my fencing competitions---you never know what you're going get when facing a new opponent. Because there's not that...
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    Oh, also, we tend to get a bunch of us together...

    Oh, also, we tend to get a bunch of us together once or twice a year at the Brattleboro dojo to do some test cutting. Last spring, one of the Vermont guys took orders ahead of time for how many half...
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    Oh, okay---I've met Elmo a couple times when we...

    Oh, okay---I've met Elmo a couple times when we were both at one of Scott Rodell's Brattelboro, VT workshops. Real nice guy---tell him Kyle said "hi"!

    I haven't heard yet where the TCSL national...
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    Check out our league if you get a chance, as it...

    Check out our league if you get a chance, as it sounds like what you're interested in is very similar to what we're doing:

    http://www.swordleague.com/

    This is what a bout looks like:
    ...
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    I thought this was an excellent book, and I...

    I thought this was an excellent book, and I always recommend this to people. It's does a great deal of "mythbusting", and shows how historically questionable are a lot of the stories and origin...
  7. Okay, I got a clip up of a full bout so folks...

    Okay,

    I got a clip up of a full bout so folks can get an idea of what the play looks like and how it flows:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENLp4YoDsak
  8. I think our rules, equipment and play are quite a...

    I think our rules, equipment and play are quite a bit different from the World Jianshu League, so that we cover some different ground.

    That google video site seems to be acting up today---the...
  9. Tradtional Chinese Sword League and Beginners' Tournament

    Hello all,

    I used to post here a lot many, many moons ago, but haven't been around here for a while.

    I'm just posting this for any enthusiasts of traditional Chinese swordsmanship---The TCSL is...
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    I would mostly echo what joedoe said, but I think...

    I would mostly echo what joedoe said, but I think you have to do more than just touch his blade---you have to direct it out of line from your target area to legally negate his attack. Just touching...
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    I'm not sure I completely understand the...

    I'm not sure I completely understand the "signature sequences"---I'm thinking these are complex attack patterns that depend on an anticipated defensive response pattern from the opponent?

    Ive...
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    apoweyn, Yes, the "flick" (or whip) is a big...

    apoweyn,

    Yes, the "flick" (or whip) is a big controversy in sport fencing these days as far as foil is concerned. As the blades have gotten more flexible for safety reasons over the last few...
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    I have mixed feelings about the flick. On the...

    I have mixed feelings about the flick. On the one hand, I don't personally use it because I feel it's martially unrealistic, and while I acknowledge that there are other aspects of the sport that...
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    Yep, FatherDog answered this well. There is ROW...

    Yep, FatherDog answered this well. There is ROW in foil and saber, and not in epee. And yes, it's kind of six of one, half-dozen of the other as far as which is more "realistic". Epee is realistic...
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    US Army fencing program? Cool, I didn't even know...

    US Army fencing program? Cool, I didn't even know they had one that recently. Hey Gene, have you checked out the book "The Secret History of the Sword--Adventures in Ancient Martial Arts" by J....
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    OK, I don't need to shake anyone's hand or...

    OK, I don't need to shake anyone's hand or anything, but I have been known to crank "Cruiser's Creek", "Dead Beat Descendant" or their cover of "Victoria" at top volume.

    As far as reaching a...
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    Awesome! I've seen my teacher do the same thing...

    Awesome! I've seen my teacher do the same thing to the "resistors". That is one of my BIGGEST pet peaves with chin na training, when, once in a while, you get the partner who tenses up and...
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    Tigerjaw, Isn't the move you're talking about...

    Tigerjaw,

    Isn't the move you're talking about called the Passata di Soto, where you crouch low, put your left hand on the floor and lunge low? I thought that was legal---I've seen it all my...
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    Hey Ford, I, too, got tired of my career path...

    Hey Ford,

    I, too, got tired of my career path (financial), and got my degree in Museum Studies! Not sure if and when I can afford to make the jump full-time, but I'm now qualified :).

    Yeah, I...
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    Hey Ford, Your thread brought me out of KFM...

    Hey Ford,

    Your thread brought me out of KFM online retirement!

    I've been going insane the last year---working 50 hours a week full time, a Taiji apps class, fencing AND a grad program at Tufts....
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    No rapier for me for a while---it's ****...

    No rapier for me for a while---it's **** expensive enough just buying the weapons for the sport! :)
  22. Thread: CMA blade Theory

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    Dre, I haven't done much free sparring with...

    Dre,

    I haven't done much free sparring with weapons in CMA, so somebody with more experience would have to answer as to exactly how much circling is done. I do know we practiced one 2-person...
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    I've been fencing for almost a year now, and I'm...

    I've been fencing for almost a year now, and I'm also interested in this subject. One thing I would disagree slightly on is the amount of power generation in fencing---I wouldn't say it's always...
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    Attn: Ford Prefect

    Hey Ford,

    Yeah, I've been really impressed with fencing since I started. I had heard it dismissed as being similar to Karate point sparring, but the more I get into, the more I disagree with...
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    Ford, in order to not hijack this thread any...

    Ford,

    in order to not hijack this thread any further :), I'm responding to you in the "Other Related Arts" forum.
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