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Old 2013-02-22, 12:16   Link #41
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But do they even have anything close to unique? I mean the only time I seen U.S troops carry are Marines with their Sabers. Do they even practice with them?
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Old 2013-02-22, 12:20   Link #42
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Old 2013-02-22, 15:35   Link #43
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But do they even have anything close to unique? I mean the only time I seen U.S troops carry are Marines with their Sabers. Do they even practice with them?
No less unique then anything in Europe.
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Old 2013-02-22, 15:53   Link #44
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Rifle drills mostly.

Though we might have come up with something since 1977

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-...s-of-the-force

Star Wars dojo offers fans the chance to learn the ways of the Force

If you've ever wanted to learn to wield a lightsaber, and you happen to live in California, today's your lucky day

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Is there a Sith Lord blighting your life who needs cutting down to size? Has your Midi-chlorian count been getting rather high lately? Have you ever wanted to learn the ways of the Force?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you’ll doubtless be chuffed to learn that you can now sign up for classes which will teach you to wield a lightsaber like Obi-Wan Kenobi himself. Well, provided you live in California.

Self-proclaimed Jedi Master Alain Bloch has been running sessions for Star Wars fans who want to work on their sabre-play (and fitness) in San Francisco for the past two years, but it's only now that colourful photos of his students in action have started making the rounds online.

Bloch explained a bit about the classes on Twitter, saying: “what we teach is stage combat choreography.” Though if that sounds a bit too down-to-Earth for you, he also said: “we've been learning the ways of the Force down here in SF for about two years now”.

While the idea of a lightsaber choreography class might seem a bit farfetched to some people, students claim its appeal isn’t just limited to Star Wars geeks.

Sabre-wielder Julio Reyes, one of Bloch’s students, said: “At first they giggle because they think it's a little silly. Then they're like, actually that's kind of cool. Then they start asking more questions."
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Old 2013-02-22, 17:07   Link #45
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This video is a duel between an eskrimador and a kendoka.
I'm so sure the katana user is so pissed off in this duel... Those stick hit him many times.

The big advantage I could see in duel wielding is being able to attack and defense at the same time... very similar to boxing... It decreases your opponents attack rate and forcing him in a defensive stance.

The effectiveness of dual wielding depends on the skill of the user, the weapon ( I say the weight. I said so because of the lightness of the Arnis ).
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Old 2013-02-22, 17:10   Link #46
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After seeing so many comments, combined with what little philosophy I have been taught in Wing Chun and Krav Maga, I have come to a conclusion that any swordfighter needs only two things to defeat his opponent regardless of style.

They are UNDERSTANDING and PRACTICE. Nothing else. That is the ultimate zen.
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Old 2013-02-22, 17:19   Link #47
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They are UNDERSTANDING and PRACTICE. Nothing else. That is the ultimate zen.
Wasn't it "It is not the size of the fighting dog, is the size of the fight in the dog" <--- hope that translated successfully, it is "No es el tamaņo del perro de pelea, es el tamaņo de la pelea en el perro".
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Old 2013-02-22, 17:22   Link #48
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Just BELIEVING IN THE FORCE is enough..

Believing you could win or believing you could lose...
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Old 2013-02-22, 17:32   Link #49
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You hate something you don't understand.
You are bad at something you didn't practice on.
You wander aimlessly with something you have no passion for.
You are only lost when you have no path to walk on.

Seek. Ask. Learn.
Practice only when you have understood.
Love only when it has flowed fluidly.
From there, it is no longer knowledge nor wisdom.

It is you.
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Most of all, you have to be disciplined and you have to save, even if you hate our current financial system. Because if you don't save, then you're guaranteed to end up with nothing.
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Old 2013-02-23, 16:47   Link #50
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They do say they are actually teaching stage choreography with lightsabers.
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Old 2013-02-24, 02:59   Link #51
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Somehow, I want to learn such skills.
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Old 2013-02-24, 04:31   Link #52
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If you put a sword above your head and one below your armpit, you too can be Dual Wielding Sword Fighting Style master.

And you need to use the Arabic swords so you too can be an Arabian Knight, you will be better and older than Disney's Aladdin.
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