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The Chinese Straight Sword (Jian) is called the "gentlemen of all weapons" in Chinese Martial Arts. It is a double edged sword that's been used for over 2,500 years. In the old days these swords were one handed, but in today's Chinese martial arts there are also two handed swords. The average sword weighs between 1.5 and 2 pounds. The Jian looks like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Jian_%28sword%29.jpg.

Century Martial... | Answered on Mar 14, 2017


Maybe they've been pushed too far is my guess. I think they might need some rest.

Martial Arts | Answered on Feb 22, 2017


start with metal and cut the shape ( there is many shapes ,4 pointed star , 5 pointed etc ) heaver ones fly long distance and have power when they hit the target lighter ones can penetrate deeply into closer targets but lack accuracy for longer distance so after you pick what type you want to make as in 4 or 6 shaped ones and also the lightness you need to cut out a template in the metal that you will use , hacksaw , grinder , etc after the rough shape is cut you will need to file down and bad spots and make the points sharp also giving each star point a knife edge thats just about it , you can also use 4 small kitchen knifes removing the handles and drilling a hole through each knife so that they can be joined together using a rivet or small nut and bolt giving you a easy way but similar product , also a spiked throwing tool in the same shape is easy to make and gives a good result

Martial Arts | Answered on Feb 10, 2017


Yes you can usually sit and watch most martial arts while they go through that particular nights training keeping in mind if that style suits you . the variety in the different styles and teaching methods varies greatly , so I suggest do a bit of searching on line youtube is a start and it has many many vids to watch and can help you with the sort of system that you favor , next will be looking in you area for someone that offers that style and thats where you can sit in and watch .here is some things to consider......is the training method a realistic one ? just doing carters or the form behind the system will bore you and not give you the opportunity to have a person attack you and defend and counter , you will have to train for at least one to two years before you can get street effective depending on the teaching and style and most people on average dont last 6 months before quitting , I am also of the opinion that its not so much as one style is better than the other but more of who can execute their style more correct therefore making them the better martial artist ,I picked Ninjutsu to train in ( Togakure Ryu under Grandmaster Hatsumi ) and enjoyed it very much reaching 4TH degree Black Belt and also instructing , while many of my other friends were involved in other styles, we were all working in security and clubs etc and had respect for each other regarding what martial art we trained in .You do need a intelligent school owner to train under not just a sheep , one that has their pupils best interests at heart ,meaning realistic training , giving you value for your dollars spent ,keeping training as safe as possible ,sharing all knowledge when appropriate and not with holding particular aspects of the style or keeping you in the dark ,If your instructors have a open mind then they to will see that other systems also have merit, these things are not the technical side of martial arts but can make for a great instructor or a poor one . the rest is up to you go and find one enjoy the journey and spiritual growth and empowerment ! best of luck

Martial Arts | Answered on Feb 10, 2017


it would have to be insects of all sorts

Martial Arts | Answered on Feb 10, 2017


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Martial Arts | Answered on Nov 27, 2016


A Bokken is a wooden sword that's used in Japanese martial arts (like Kendoo, Aikido, and Kenjutusu) for both competitions and training. Here's an image of how it looks like: http://bowendragon1.fatcow.com/store/page2.html

Martial Arts | Answered on Aug 19, 2016


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Martial Arts | Answered on Jun 30, 2016


1. Join a martial arts location.
2. Warm up and stretch before engaging in physical activity.
3. Perfect basic kicks and punches.
4. Remember poomses, katas, etc. when you learn them because they might show up on a black belt test.

Martial Arts | Answered on Jun 30, 2016


This will require a lot of training on your behalf. Graduation from bely colors is very dependent on your discipline. Many martial arts experts would determine from the beginning it will require a minimum of 1600 hours of intense training.

Adidas Martial... | Answered on Apr 19, 2016


To move from level 1 to level 2 in Dan grading will take about two years.

Adidas Martial... | Answered on Mar 07, 2016


For each level (7 through 10) you should expect to spend around eight years of intense training.

Adidas Martial... | Answered on Mar 07, 2016


There isn't one, every weapon has its own advantages and disadvantages and you should choose the right one for you, the one that will suit your needs and skills. I personally favor nunchakus because they allow me to control my rival give me the exact space between my rival so he's out of reach.

Martial Arts | Answered on Jan 26, 2016


The Nunchaku is used today by over 200 law-enforcement agencies in the US as one of the main weapons.

Martial Arts | Answered on Jan 24, 2016


There are many websites that sell martial art belts. Here are some of the popular ones: http://www.kataaro.com/Departments/Belts.aspx, http://www.eosinpanther.com/black-belt-c-21.html, and http://www.blackbeltshop.com/belts.htm.

Adidas Martial... | Answered on Jan 24, 2016


If you're looking for an excessive use of sword you should try all the different types of Japanese martial arts. You should try Kenjutsu , Naginatajutsu or Iaijutsu in order to master the use of a sword.

Martial Arts | Answered on May 01, 2015

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