Ok, Ok It's A Baseball Bat But I'd Like To See...

MA-Caver

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Josh Womack's crazy bat skills during training camp are impressive... got me thinking maybe it's possible to do this with a (real) sword... since he's catching it by the handle each and every time... what do you all think... How about you Sukerkin? Wanna give it a bash? :uhyeah:

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Ken Morgan

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Thats cool!

No thanks, I wouldnt try it with my iaito, bokken or shinken.

I think the aerodynamics simply makes it damn near impossible with a sword. Even a nicely balanced sword wants to drop, edge first onto the target.

Maybe a Roman Gladius would have a closer balance? Or a similar western sword?
 

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That is pretty cool...
I wonder if this would be possible with anything that is not balanced to one end like the bat is..
I bet you could do this with an axe, or a hammer though.... I don't think I would even want to try it with a bat though
 

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Some XMA type is bound to try this eventually. Do the XMA'ers use sharp swords?

I know a few that use aluminum bo staffs. I really doubt they use sharp swords for anything other then cutting demos.
 

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you know, my jujitsu & judo instructor doesn't like to be called master. he says everyone is a master of something. this vid supports that.

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A nice parlor trick that has absolutely nothing to do with any kind of serious swordsmanship.

XMA sword arts is an oxymoron.
 

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That's great! A nice trick to attract chicks or maybe scare them away??
 

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