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Lancelot Chan
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 7:32 am    Post subject: Vertical cut practice         Reply with quote

Today we tested out our vertical cuts on various sizes of newspapers roll. All the students learned the specific cut just before testing it. So they didn't have much time to master it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYV7O3lvWes
My try on 4.25" roll with Deva Slayer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98IhAQ_vOW4
My student Man Kit's successful run on 2.75" with miao dao.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V_aKOKEGFo
Ho Man's failed run on 3.25" with miao dao, finished by Man Kit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRi0lUqZ398
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=597GwbSiCXk
The other students tested their skills at night. There were lighting provided by a friend later on so the video was more "viewable" after 1:18.

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 9:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

that deva slayer really is an impressive weapon.
what age and area does it come from (the originals) ?
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 9:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It was a Chinese design from an era long lost in age. I'm not sure about exactly what age it was from. The design was given to me by my master.

Gottfried P. Doerler wrote:
that deva slayer really is an impressive weapon.
what age and area does it come from (the originals) ?

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One thing that springs to mind is that unless fighting goblins, few vertical cuts are aimed at a waist height target. Maybe a shoulder or head height one would be more relevant?
"this [fight] looks curious, almost like a game. See, they are looking around them before they fall, to find a dry spot to fall on, or they are falling on their shields. Can you see blood on their cloths and weapons? No. This must be trickery."
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Lancelot Chan
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 11:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Elling Polden wrote:
One thing that springs to mind is that unless fighting goblins, few vertical cuts are aimed at a waist height target. Maybe a shoulder or head height one would be more relevant?


We were trying to compair ourselves to those vertical cuts Toyama Ryu practices. In fact, it all started when I have a new student who is also a Toyama Ryu practitioner and I showed him my vertical cut, which literally out-cut his on the same target with the same sword. Now he plans to use our version in the upcoming competition this year to win the title. :P He was already the winner for entry level last year.

They cut with this method:
http://www.facebook.com/video/?oid=4006603226...0066032264

And my student compared both methods after learning mine for 1 day:
http://www.rsw.com.hk/vertical.wmv

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jan, 2011 4:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The student who started the vertical cut practice trend, "Cloud", broke his own record by cutting a 5.5" roll with the final version of the vertical cut.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRiKhnkcxXQ

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