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Ken Tisch





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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jan, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Middle East         Reply with quote

I know that the weapon of the Middle East is a scimitar, however is there an actual martial art associated with it? If so how could I get my hands on a method of training?
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Hisham Gaballa





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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jan, 2007 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: Middle East         Reply with quote

Ken Tisch wrote:
I know that the weapon of the Middle East is a scimitar, however is there an actual martial art associated with it? If so how could I get my hands on a method of training?


Nope. Many types of sword are used in the Middle-East and not all are sabres (i.e. "scimitars"), and even the sabres come in many shapes and styles depending on what region you're in. With regards to Middle-Eastern swordfighting techniques, AFAIK all these are long dead. the nearest thing you will find to it is Gatka, Sikh martial arts. Happy
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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007 4:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And the original Arab swords were quite straight--they looked more like Roman spathae than anything else.
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Hisham Gaballa





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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007 1:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi again,

Thereare two other forums with slightly more specialist knowledge that could probably help you with your question, check out the links:
http://forums.swordforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=2

Good luck with your search. Happy
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