Forget about it being gendai, these people are training with the thought of taking a strike from a sword not a glancing slash and continuing to fight. This must be promotional video for the stunt doubles on Power Rangers. Tell me that's what it is. :idunno:
Here's the link to those "pants" on the company website. They have a story attached regarding the samurai and conscription which I wondered, "what is the connection with this and these pants?".
A couple of the reviews on Amazon are there...
Thanks, but I had NO intention of buying those things. I'm not even close to needing to wear hakama, but I've never seen anything like these "pants". Just asking to see if there was at any time in history whether they were worn and I just didn't know about them. The description of them set...
I don't think there is a "General" history but there are overviews of the history of Chinese Martial Arts. You could start with this http://www.amazon.com/Kung-Fu-History-Philosophy-Technique/dp/0865680116/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2QIG9YIIIFDC0&colid=25B3CNEBVBTXU .
I'm just started Northern Eagle Claw 4 days before my 45th birthday at Brooklyn Eagle Claw with Master Julio Perez which is an authorized school under Sigung Leung Shum. The headquarters school is in Chelsea www.yingjowpai.com.
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I'm the GREENEST here so my opinion doesn't matter anywhere near as much but, I've seen at least part of this performed by Guang Yi Ren and this didn't look like that.
Better than I could (especially since I'm not doing Chen style) though.