Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Sonshu, Oct 28, 2002.
The nunchaku. fast, cool, fluid movements. Can't think of anything that looks better.
I'm going to go with the falcata, just because it looks scary, so much so that it even used to worry the romans. And given that I think that being in an actual sword fight would be about as terrifying as it gets I would want to be lugging around something that has the best chance of getting the other guy to just leg it before a blow had been struck.
And it looks cool
Just about any sort of spear above six feet long. Any shorter and keeping distance gets difficult.
Outdoors - Bo and sword.
Indoors - Hanbo and sword.
bolo/machete. it feels like part of me when i use it.
Standard (used as a bo), Angle Poise (used as a nunchaku or tonfa), or one of those heavy home-made beggers that started life as a giant whisky bottle?
[If your answer is 'Lava Lamp', I really don't think I want to know how you use it]
hey man i just wrote lamp. although a lava ones not a bad idea....
no on a serious note my favourite weapon(non MA) would be an extendable baton
inside MA probably a tonfa
A giant whiskey bottle..but I get him to drink the whiskey first.
who was it who wrote "by them a nice beer in a frosted mug. then smash their fac ein with it"
Sounds Scottish to me..Rabbie Burns???
A 14lb sledgehammer and a smile.
I would have to say the sword or the staff.
I love lamp.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VGM_jAzPj8"]YouTube - Lamp[/ame]
The jo is the most effective for me given it's flexibility and ranges BUT the sword is best suited to my nature..more decisive.
i dont suppose anyone knows the name for a 3 piece staff? I remember seeing it on some sciency MA programme ages ago. It was like a 3-piece bo length nunchuk thingy
Sanjeigun - Three section staff is the English name. In Japan its called a sansetsukon.
In Kanji: 三節棍
From the Korean side, the Nunchaku where Chule Bong (two or twin staff) making the 3-section staff Sam Bong (Sir Google tends towards Sam Dan Bong - maybe we were being lazy).
Our instructor used to have us use this weapon as a test of confidence and commitment We had to decide if we wanted the head protection or not
Yours sincerely - Long Staff
i like the nunchaku. simple to hide. It seems that a lot of people like swords but a katana can be too easily seen. It is said that in the old days of okinawa that the peasants were forbiden to carry weapons so i like the simple easily consealbe weapons... ie- nunchakus, tonfas, and the bo staff.
Some people might say that a bo can't be easily consealed but if a peasant is seen with a staff across the back of his/her shoulders with a pail of water/ or vegtables on each end the "authorities" might not consider that it can be used as a weapon.
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