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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan, 2012 9:08 am    Post subject: The 3rd private tourney         Reply with quote

http://www.rsw.com.hk/activities.htm#lung-dak-3

This time we had invited a local Chinese martial arts club that practices Miao Dao, a kind of Chinese 2 handed longsword, to participate and it was a good exchange between us!

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan, 2012 5:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://youtu.be/MpMhRVyB3wA

Testing flying sword attack! The target distance was 50cm ahead of maximum thrusting range.

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lancelot Chan wrote:
http://youtu.be/MpMhRVyB3wA

Testing flying sword attack! The target distance was 50cm ahead of maximum thrusting range.


Interesting test but I can see a couple of problems;

A) First thrown the blade ended up with the point up and it would have been an " unfortunate " time to trip over one's shoe laces and fall on the sword's point. Wink Razz Cool ( Half joking here, but a slippery floor or just bad luck moving to fast to recover the sword. Eek! Worried ).

B) As shown in the video, and what I imagined before the close-up on the tip of the sword: A HARD tile floor and sword points don't play well together ! Sort of hope that this was an inexpensive sword.


Tactically, it could be a nasty surprise, but might still be parried and one does need another weapon available as throwing one's only weapon could only be justified if it was the only option in very special circumstances ? if someone was 5 to10 feet away and aiming a crossbow at you and you had them surprised enough to throw the sword before they could aim their crossbow at you ...... or against a long spear with no room to retreat or manoeuvre ?

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean, you're absolutely correct on the application of this technique. Originally, this was done at the situation of a very bad odd against the swordsman.... the last ditch of the fight. A nasty surprise. It was aimed for fighting against spear or close ranged weapons. I'm surprised and amazed that you decoded the ideal applications of this move so perfectly!

That's not kidding, you're a genius!

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Lancelot Chan wrote:
http://youtu.be/MpMhRVyB3wA

Testing flying sword attack! The target distance was 50cm ahead of maximum thrusting range.


Interesting test but I can see a couple of problems;

A) First thrown the blade ended up with the point up and it would have been an " unfortunate " time to trip over one's shoe laces and fall on the sword's point. Wink Razz Cool ( Half joking here, but a slippery floor or just bad luck moving to fast to recover the sword. Eek! Worried ).

B) As shown in the video, and what I imagined before the close-up on the tip of the sword: A HARD tile floor and sword points don't play well together ! Sort of hope that this was an inexpensive sword.


Tactically, it could be a nasty surprise, but might still be parried and one does need another weapon available as throwing one's only weapon could only be justified if it was the only option in very special circumstances ? if someone was 5 to10 feet away and aiming a crossbow at you and you had them surprised enough to throw the sword before they could aim their crossbow at you ...... or against a long spear with no room to retreat or manoeuvre ?

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jan, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lancelot Chan wrote:
Jean, you're absolutely correct on the application of this technique. Originally, this was done at the situation of a very bad odd against the swordsman.... the last ditch of the fight. A nasty surprise. It was aimed for fighting against spear or close ranged weapons. I'm surprised and amazed that you decoded the ideal applications of this move so perfectly!

That's not kidding, you're a genius!



Well, thanks I appreciate the compliment and I'm even blushing a little. Wink Big Grin Cool

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jan, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://youtu.be/kpIwlh4ArC8
Sparring with a swordswoman (a young one actually) from the Miao Dao Club, who also trained in Kendo and Toyama Ryu. She came over with the intention to spar more and to accumulate experience from sparring, thus I gave her over 70 rounds of sparring.

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