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  1. Old Iowa Man

    Jutte, Sai, Jian questions

    Well thanks to everyone again - I've checked and I CANNOT carry a collapsible baton legally in my state without a concealed weapons permit - Unfortunately after having one since I got out of the service in the early 1970's when I had my health problems and had to go and see "shrinks", just being...
  2. Old Iowa Man

    Jutte, Sai, Jian questions

    Thanks much for the advice - OIM
  3. Old Iowa Man

    Jutte, Sai, Jian questions

    Thanks - I checked and they have lot of them - If they have 4 or 5 stars are they good ones to consider? Can't afford the real expensive ones but they have some I can afford - Is there any MAJOR differences, other than price? Thanks if anyone cares to comment further - OIM
  4. Old Iowa Man

    Jutte, Sai, Jian questions

    Another good suggestion - Can you offer a good place in the USA and suggestion as to what model(s)? The help would be appreciated - OIM
  5. Old Iowa Man

    Jutte, Sai, Jian questions

    Good suggestions - Got LOTS of hickory for shafts and exotic wood for handles about a few genuine bent hickory canes to smooth out and apply artwork to - Thanks VERY much - OIM
  6. Old Iowa Man

    Jutte, Sai, Jian questions

    Lamont - OK, and THANK YOU for your kindness - My circumstance, NOT looking for sympathy!! in Health and location are poor at best - There are days I'm on my back 95% of the day and am on more medication than anyone would want to hear about - I truly am trying to learn and will look for previous...
  7. Old Iowa Man

    Jutte, Sai, Jian questions

    SORRY - I thought a Jian was like a long mace, WRONG AGAIN! - Anyway, I'll not be making any further posts - You've all been Generous, Patient and Kind - I'll just learn from what other people post - OIM
  8. Old Iowa Man

    Jutte, Sai, Jian questions

    Again - Thanks for all your suggestions - Let's just end this and I'll stay with my canes and sticks - Thanks again - Due to my situation I'll not waste any more of the forum peoples generous time - So long and my VERY BEST wishes - The End - OIM
  9. Old Iowa Man

    Jutte, Sai, Jian questions

    I apologize again for my questions from this Old Iowa Man - NOT intending to become an expert but based on my basic skills and knife and stick knowledge - ANY comments and help are taken with no offense to my lack of knowledge and I have researched as much as I can - 1. For a defense weapon not...
  10. Old Iowa Man

    Is Bruce Lee's book worth it?

    Thanks very much for all the input guys - One by one when the budget allows - OIM
  11. Old Iowa Man

    Learning Chinese chain whip?

    Thanks Brian - Good advice for many things - OIM
  12. Old Iowa Man

    Is Bruce Lee's book worth it?

    Thanks very much - I considered your comment and I appreciate it, sounds like the best way to go after checking it out on Amazon - Will wait for any further comments - OIM
  13. Old Iowa Man

    Is Bruce Lee's book worth it?

    Just wondering if Bruce Lee's Book on the Tao of JKD Expanded Edition is worth it for just learning basics and concepts? OIM
  14. Old Iowa Man

    Learning Chinese chain whip?

    Thanks for ALL the good advice and kindness - Since I've given up on the chain whip I've decided to go with a 6' by 1" log chain with a monkey wrench on the end - Gotta be safer :uhyeah: OIM
  15. Old Iowa Man

    Learning Chinese chain whip?

    Michael - Thanks for the kindness and understanding - I'll still try to think twice before I post again:wink2: OIM
  16. Old Iowa Man

    Learning Chinese chain whip?

    Good decision - OK, guys - I get the idea - SORRRRRRY for the question - If I could delete it I would but I don't know how! OIM
  17. Old Iowa Man

    Learning Chinese chain whip?

    OK - Question answered - No further answers needed - Thanks to both of you, you may have saved me from MORE medical problems:boing1: OIM
  18. Old Iowa Man

    Learning Chinese chain whip?

    OK, SORRY - Another question from your poor health guy with NO Sifu in Iowa - Just a yes or no answer is just fine - Can I learn the basics of the Chinese chain whip from DVD or YouTube? I'd start with a soft braided rope with a wood handle and a tennis ball with some weight added to the ball...
  19. Old Iowa Man

    How to grip a jian

    You're right - I just picked Katana as it's what came to mind - OIM
  20. Old Iowa Man

    How to grip a jian

    I'm not a sword expert, but was a professional knife maker-designer for over 20 years - Doesn't the end result become a combination of the weapon, how it was made, materials, etc. and by how good the user is no matter what the weapon is - Just because you can afford a $20,000.00 Katana or any...
  21. Old Iowa Man

    Handle designs for Chinese Tai Chi and Sabor?

    OK, SORRY if this is stupid & troublesome but my health has still kept me from seeing my local Sifu but told me that when I make my wooden practice swords the handle shapes were very important but he is busy and has not been able to send me photos of what the best shapes should be in his opinion...
  22. Old Iowa Man

    Recommendations or comments on round, wood nunchucks please

    Thanks - But like I've said I've given up on buying any nunchucks - Best regards - OIM
  23. Old Iowa Man

    Recommendations or comments on round, wood nunchucks please

    Like I said - Thanks to all of you for your help but I've given up on the idea of getting any nunchucks - OIM
  24. Old Iowa Man

    Recommendations or comments on round, wood nunchucks please

    Thanks for all your comments - I think I'll pass on the nunchucks based on all the fine answers provided - OIM
  25. Old Iowa Man

    Recommendations or comments on round, wood nunchucks please

    OIM - OK, what is the price range for a decent pair of nunchucks, round in wood?
  26. Old Iowa Man

    Recommendations or comments on round, wood nunchucks please

    Thanks for yourinput and I'll check out the chucks you mention - Unfortunates I cannot travel due to health reasons - OIM
  27. Old Iowa Man

    Recommendations or comments on round, wood nunchucks please

    I would appreciate any recommendations or comments on round, wood nunchucks please - I'll start with foam and have no instructor - There are SO many I figured you folks could save me some time - $25.00 or less price range - Thanks much:wavey:
  28. Old Iowa Man

    One weapon only? - Exludes ALL firearms

    I'm really thinking that this thread maybe makes people think a little about reality - Experience, training, space, budget, size of weapon, type of weapon(s) and other things - There's a lot of difference between a $25.00 hammer or machete than a NICE Damascus bladed piece of cutlery - I was a...
  29. Old Iowa Man

    One weapon only? - Exludes ALL firearms

    I have guns but a LOT of people don't - Hence the question which seems to be interesting to a few people - OIM
  30. Old Iowa Man

    One weapon only? - Exludes ALL firearms

    More good answers just keep coming - They give me a lot to think about!! OIM
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