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    Nice comment, YinOrYan

    You're spot on with the peachwood thing. It's a common scabbard wood too. I'm not sure why that is. Do you know?
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  2. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    You're spot on with the peachwood thing. It's a common scabbard wood too. I'm not sure why that is. Do you know?
    It has to do with peach symbolism used mostly in religious Taoism. It is not well documented because its been considered part of folk-religion that was never much institutionalized. The peachwood swords were often used in rituals that involved with walking patterns of the north stars. Some traces of it can be found in the poems associated with tai chi sword forms, like the Yang 13 that has parallel seven-character phrases and the Yang long form that has many variations. If you can't find much information on the internet let me know. I have some books in storage going back to the days when I was working on my religious degree...

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    Interesting

    So you think that it relates to the symbolism of peaches in general? I'm thinking about the Peaches of Immortality that Monkey steals in Journey to the West and the peaches that the 8 immortals carry sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    So you think that it relates to the symbolism of peaches in general? I'm thinking about the Peaches of Immortality that Monkey steals in Journey to the West and the peaches that the 8 immortals carry sometimes.
    Well, since its April Fools Day, there's also this https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...%20the%20Peach

    No joke. This is the name of a move in the Choy Lay Fut long-fist form, starting at about frame 1:23 until the payload is thrown over the right shoulder:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1wLNvSUuyM

    Monkeys tend to do this when fighting humans. Really. A guy named Moe was killed this way a few years ago in Los Angeles...

  5. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by YinOrYan View Post
    Well, since its April Fools Day, there's also this https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...%20the%20Peach

    No joke. This is the name of a move in the Choy Lay Fut long-fist form, starting at about frame 1:23 until the payload is thrown over the right shoulder:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1wLNvSUuyM

    Monkeys tend to do this when fighting humans. Really. A guy named Moe was killed this way a few years ago in Los Angeles...
    Lol, this is so funny.

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