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  1. lklawson

    Passing of Dwight McLemore

    Sadly I have heard that Lt. Col. Dwight McLemore (ret.) has passed. The world has lost a good man, a talented martial artist & instructor, and a skilled author & illustrator. Dwight wrote, illustrated, and even published, many books, including Quarterstaff and Tomahawk, but was best known for...
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    I was was helping my brother with email and came across this.

    Is the impression that I'm slumming when I post here? :D :rofl: Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    I was was helping my brother with email and came across this.

    I know probably 5-7 authors of books ranging from fiction to martial arts (mostly martial arts). It's an ever-present danger. :) I remember when I was first encouraged to write this particular book by the, now dearly-departed, Ken Pfrenger. He introduced me to the fact that there was...
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    Sparring with sharp swords

    Zombie thread
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    Bo Staff training at home

    You're about 4 years late on this one, friend. :) Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    What size Bō to get

    Call or email him. Or wear a mask and show up and ask him. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    asian polearms reinforced

    I must be a prophet.
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    asian polearms reinforced

    Good grief, you're insufferable. The point is that, regardless of what you what to call the period between the fall of Rome and the beginning of the Enlightenment, that modern people have vast misconceptions about. It doesn't matter what you call it, post-Rome, pre-Enlightenment, Dark Ages...
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    asian polearms reinforced

    Gads you're a jerk. You just can't avoid dragging an argument from another thread into this one. The statements above stand on their merits. Most European shields during the era when pole-weapons were common were wood, as I stated. Steel weapons were common and easily available during...
  10. lklawson

    Counter to throw

    I bet he'll place his hands somewhere on my body or clothing. How predictable. :rolleyes: You over-stated your case and are now trying to justify it. How predictable. The fact is that even in Shiai judo players are free to grab anywhere above legs with a time limit for "non-standard" grips...
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    Counter to throw

    Not accurate. Agreed. A misstatement of the facts. In Shiai you can take any above-the-waist grip you wish but if it is considered a non-standard grip you have 3 seconds to initiate an attack. Judo rules - Wikipedia It is more that the rules encourage attacking and action. 3-5 seconds for a...
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    asian polearms reinforced

    Neither of these statements are correct. Most European shields were not metal but were usually wood. Sometimes slatted wood, often laminated wood, and sometimes with a metal boss, edging, or reinforcements. Shields that were all metal were the exception rather than the rule for most of...
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    Thoughts on flexible weapons nunchaku monkey fist flail meteor hammer etc?

    I can't say that I agree. The "art" part of "martial arts" is not about looking cool, though it may not always, in every circumstance, have as much to do with what any specific person may or may not think of as "practical" in their opinion. But "practical" is a whole different can-o-worms...
  14. lklawson

    Belt Bunnies

    This particular belt bunny, in my case, is definitely causing problems. She is using her belt bunny position to try to gain power and control with instructors. She also seems to be playing political games, trying to set one instructor against another and telling half truths and sometimes lies. I...
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    a few Questions

    No, I'd say as a general rule that someone who is stronger can move heavy objects more/more-quickly/tiring-less. As a general rule larger people are going to be stronger. There are exceptions to that general rule and upper bounds to "big person = stronger" but it's a general guideline. I kinda...
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    Run away from no-mask people

    Nope. Look around you nationally. There is no agreement. Don't pretend there is.
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    Belt Bunnies

    They both get what they want.
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    We've discussed targeting the biceps and forearms in a fight. But what about the funny bone?

    Which part? That he's a fanatic, trolling threads with his "you must convert because I'm right" dicta? Surely you must be tired of him and others derailing threads with his fanaticism. Literally half of this thread now is about his refusing to answer the OP, inserting his martial-sport...
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    HEMA and Russia

    I've heard rumors that Sokolov's manual has been reprinted as part of the modern Cossack pride revival. The Inscription Rules Fencing Art - Sokolov 1843 I think you can still find a PDF of images scans from the original if you look in the right places. I've seen one or two images from Sokolov...
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    We've discussed targeting the biceps and forearms in a fight. But what about the funny bone?

    I know exactly what Imam means. I have a dog-eared copy of the Koran on my bookshelf right next to my dog-eared copy of The Gospel of Buddha. Does he? You're missing the point and letting him distract from the fact that HE is a fanatic. It was a humorous example based off of a well known and...
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    We've discussed targeting the biceps and forearms in a fight. But what about the funny bone?

    The point is he's a troll and a religious fanatic about his preferred religion (martial sport) and it doesn't matter what flavor of religious radical being compared to. He is merely trying to deflect attention and turn it back to anyone but him. He is on some weird sort of martial sport version...
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    We've discussed targeting the biceps and forearms in a fight. But what about the funny bone?

    Oh, good god. Stop trying to start **** you freaking troll.
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    We've discussed targeting the biceps and forearms in a fight. But what about the funny bone?

    Inquisitor Hanzou then. I don't give a shiz. One religious zealot is much like another, and just like you. Time for you to apply your Purity Test to this thread. :rolleyes:
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    HEMA and Russia

    I touched base with my buddy. To quote: " Alexandre Valville taught the Imperial Guard contrepoint in the early 1800s. After that, his student Sokolov taught there, including bayonet, baton, etc." This went on to become a basis for much of what we now consider "classic" Cossack Shashka...
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    We've discussed targeting the biceps and forearms in a fight. But what about the funny bone?

    Because that wasn't what he was asking about, Imam Hanzou. Why don't you try answering his question instead of trying to derail it to your personal religion? Answer his question.
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    HEMA and Russia

    Everyone was famous duelists. The dueling culture spanned across the nations. I participated in republishing an antique book on dueling. But my favorite duel was Richard Peeke against the entire Spanish military (almost). Yes. A good buddy has been researching Russian martial arts (and...
  27. lklawson

    What does my body type need?

    Boxing and Judo. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    We've discussed targeting the biceps and forearms in a fight. But what about the funny bone?

    The Art of In-Fighting by Frank Klaus. Starting on page 58 is the section "Beating an Opponent by Punching his Gloved Hands or Arms." On page 60 he writes "The continual punching of a man’s upper arm must, sooner or later, bring on a state of paralysis. As the result of such maulings a boxer...
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