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5/26/09 11:29 PM
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Kai Tremeche
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Fun stuff. Don't read the comments, it's a full on shitstorm like usual, a lot of trashing of the Waster guy.
6/1/09 6:16 PM
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Martinburke: Well sparring with real wood is always something that can be a bit scary. All you have to do is have someone get a little wild and you can do some real damage.
6/1/09 9:36 PM
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Martin: Yeah, that was my perception as well. It's hard to play using those types of weapon-analogues without getting bashed up.

I couldn't even imagine going 1/2 speed without at least a mask...
6/6/09 5:51 PM
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These guys are pretty cool, too.


6/6/09 7:43 PM
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Great stuff WSP!
6/7/09 12:33 PM
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6/7/09 12:40 PM
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Kai Tremeche - Great stuff WSP!
The Nova Scrima guys have a DVD out. Very good. What they do is standardize all the escrima stuff, practicing it like one would do Western European martial arts. They drill in a few variations, getting down the parries and ripostes, wearing the standing DogBrother gear plus light body armor, though they don't hit at 100% during training. They always include an alive segment, even when training with heavier weapons. They look VERY similar to Top Dog Eric Knaus, with his classic, inward leap to a crouch for the knee shot in many examples. Don't see the snakey stick, though. (Could be they don't need it, able to rely on the classically drilled moves like European fencing).

Thus, when they fight they look a lot like they do in the drills, classical and not just two guys throwing caveman #1 strikes at each other.

To me, they've taken escrima to the next level. You can search youtube for more and various 'other' sites.

Gotta love those bendy metal sword and dagger. They also train sword and buckler (a small metal shield which looks like a flying saucer).
 
6/8/09 7:34 PM
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This stuff is so cool to me.
6/10/09 4:38 PM
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It is interesting seeing the European styles. Everyone thinks the Asian styles are 'superior' due to all the movies and how the European styles are represented in those movies. But it is easy to see from these videos that it is not the style but rather the fighter.

All are beautiful to watch for sure.
6/10/09 6:17 PM
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Also, too much value in 'technique' and how someone looks while fighting.

As we've seen in MMA, it's not very often that fighting looks completely pretty.
7/15/09 9:57 PM
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martinburke - Another "alternative" technique, this time with rapiers. George Silver would have approved:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaYZI3oCfuA

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9/29/09 10:27 PM
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BEEF & CHEESE - This stuff is so cool to me.
agreed.
 
9/30/09 3:32 PM
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The LARPers don't like ARMA because they actually "gear up and bang".
9/30/09 4:05 PM
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 BTW: Anyone watch "Reclaiming the Blade"?
9/30/09 9:45 PM
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Hey, I'm a LARPer and I like to gear up and bang.
10/28/09 3:54 AM
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martinburke - I've been meaning to...is it worth the time?

 Absolutely.
10/28/09 5:12 AM
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I need to see this.

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