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hmmmmmmmmmm
i think bow and arrows
also swords, daggers, and numckucks
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GZ_anime-manga wrote:

hmmmmmmmmmm
i think bow and arrows
also swords, daggers, and numckucks


Don't you mean nunchaku?
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GZ_anime-manga wrote:

hmmmmmmmmmm
i think bow and arrows
also swords, daggers, and numckucks


Don't you mean nunchaku?


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I'd have to say a Recurve Longbow is my favorite, though unfortunately I don't know how to use one. I'm hoping to find an archery range near where I live so I can start learning soon.

My second would probably have to be a Kukri because it can be such a versatile blade. Again, no training in useing one but I don't think I'd want one to fight with.


archery is something i always wanted to try out too... They had a class for it at my old school but they couldnt do it after class so the class was like 5 am. I still had no problem with that but unfortunately i live far from school and couldnt get a ride that early.


Ouch, 5am? That would have to suck. My school never did any classes like that, I wish they would have though. Too many parents would've complained it's too dangerous, which is funny because I bet that at least 65% or more of my school knew how to shoot a gun, which is more dangerous for highschoolers I think (well at least most of the guys did). That's the joy of living with a bunch of rednecks.


Its the US... The bow and arrow, they're foreign things! Therefore they must be dangerous!

Better redneck than gangster i suppose. Still, I think archery is a very interesting sport and relatively safe too. I mean, they let seven year olds do it at camp. How bad could it be?
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has a kid i could not pay for classes so i had to use learn to use knives and kali stick to figth from differ people so after i learn to use throwing star then to box,judo, little kendo and jujitsu so i like mostly asain wepons


Formal classes from a certified instructor is the only way to properly learn any kind of martial arts.
You cannot say you know this and that unless you have the legit training.



i have taking classes now!!! 7 year in boxing ,3 year of judo and one year of jujitsu from certified instructors
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has a kid i could not pay for classes so i had to use learn to use knives and kali stick to figth from differ people so after i learn to use throwing star then to box,judo, little kendo and jujitsu so i like mostly asain wepons


Formal classes from a certified instructor is the only way to properly learn any kind of martial arts.
You cannot say you know this and that unless you have the legit training.



i have taking classes now!!! 7 year in boxing ,3 year of judo and one year of jujitsu from certified instructors


wow that's really cool
i'm just about to learn judo
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Although I've always wanted to learn how to wield the katana, I agree with Kisara that the body is my favorite weapon. I have practiced judo for 2-3 years now and will be testing for Shodan (Blackbelt) shortly. It amazes me the damage the body can do or the lack of damage, for that matter, with the right control. The technique involved with any martial art amazes me. I have also studied jujitsu, but judo is my pathway.
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Although I've always wanted to learn how to wield the katana, I agree with Kisara that the body is my favorite weapon. I have practiced judo for 2-3 years now and will be testing for Shodan (Blackbelt) shortly. It amazes me the damage the body can do or the lack of damage, for that matter, with the right control. The technique involved with any martial art amazes me. I have also studied jujitsu, but judo is my pathway.


Congrats. Judo's a formidable art.
When you said you studied Jujitsu do you mean Jiu-Jitsu or Jujutsu though?

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Although I've always wanted to learn how to wield the katana, I agree with Kisara that the body is my favorite weapon. I have practiced judo for 2-3 years now and will be testing for Shodan (Blackbelt) shortly. It amazes me the damage the body can do or the lack of damage, for that matter, with the right control. The technique involved with any martial art amazes me. I have also studied jujitsu, but judo is my pathway.


Congrats. Judo's a formidable art.
When you said you studied Jujitsu do you mean Jiu-Jitsu or Jujutsu though?



It was more of Jiu-Jitsu. Mostly ground work with very little standing. I worked at it to enhance my judo ground game.
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Although I've always wanted to learn how to wield the katana, I agree with Kisara that the body is my favorite weapon. I have practiced judo for 2-3 years now and will be testing for Shodan (Blackbelt) shortly. It amazes me the damage the body can do or the lack of damage, for that matter, with the right control. The technique involved with any martial art amazes me. I have also studied jujitsu, but judo is my pathway.


Congrats. Judo's a formidable art.
When you said you studied Jujitsu do you mean Jiu-Jitsu or Jujutsu though?



It was more of Jiu-Jitsu. Mostly ground work with very little standing. I worked at it to enhance my judo ground game.


Cool. I asked because I was curious and most people get Jujutsu [Traditional Japanese] and Jiu-Jitsu [Modern Brazillian] mixed up.

I'm a student and instructor of Jujutsu myself holding an Okuden rank. It's the third rank out of 4 on the Menkyo Kaiden ranking system which was used in Japan before Jigoro Kano's Dan ranking system.
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mythril78 wrote:


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mythril78 wrote:

Although I've always wanted to learn how to wield the katana, I agree with Kisara that the body is my favorite weapon. I have practiced judo for 2-3 years now and will be testing for Shodan (Blackbelt) shortly. It amazes me the damage the body can do or the lack of damage, for that matter, with the right control. The technique involved with any martial art amazes me. I have also studied jujitsu, but judo is my pathway.


Congrats. Judo's a formidable art.
When you said you studied Jujitsu do you mean Jiu-Jitsu or Jujutsu though?



It was more of Jiu-Jitsu. Mostly ground work with very little standing. I worked at it to enhance my judo ground game.


Cool. I asked because I was curious and most people get Jujutsu [Traditional Japanese] and Jiu-Jitsu [Modern Brazillian] mixed up.

I'm a student and instructor of Jujutsu myself holding an Okuden rank. It's the third rank out of 4 on the Menkyo Kaiden ranking system which was used in Japan before Jigoro Kano's Dan ranking system.


That is really cool. I see the same problem here, but I don't think there is anywhere near me that trains in the traditional Jujutsu otherwise I would probably be there also.
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My fav would have to be the sword. I’m not too versed on weaponry or anything but I would love to own set. Also as much as I like swords and anime's with sword usage I like unusual things too. So Hitman Reborn and Law of Ueki are two of my fave shows containing weapons like recycled garbage and forks.
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im a bit of a fan of the kodachi or the similar wakizashi however stating a favorite weapon would be difficult since many weapons were created for specific situations and pending on the situation even a unskilled user could gain an advantage by using a weapon that was created to better another. In history if we were to make a link we could use the spartan shield and spear as a example being trumpted by alexanders (macadonians) 16ish foot long spears taht would keep the user out of range of the spartan short spears while killing with greater effect to do the type of blade attached. and yet even further the short sword aka gladius used by the romans would be used with training to the same type of distruction of the macadonians spears.

another prefered option would be the bow. although frowned upon for skill-less and a peasents weapon in europe until britain showed that it had to be used to be able to counter their own rather large longbow force. in japan and asia the weapon's use was highly praised if the user was skilled.

so preference if a person is skilled imo:
1)bow equiped with a shortsword for defence at close range
2)shielded force with weapon of best use.
3)pikes do to their ability to pin with little skill if in a group.
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im a bit of a fan of the kodachi or the similar wakizashi however stating a favorite weapon would be difficult since many weapons were created for specific situations and pending on the situation even a unskilled user could gain an advantage by using a weapon that was created to better another. In history if we were to make a link we could use the spartan shield and spear as a example being trumpted by alexanders (macadonians) 16ish foot long spears taht would keep the user out of range of the spartan short spears while killing with greater effect to do the type of blade attached. and yet even further the short sword aka gladius used by the romans would be used with training to the same type of distruction of the macadonians spears.

another prefered option would be the bow. although frowned upon for skill-less and a peasents weapon in europe until britain showed that it had to be used to be able to counter their own rather large longbow force. in japan and asia the weapon's use was highly praised if the user was skilled.

so preference if a person is skilled imo:
1)bow equiped with a shortsword for defence at close range
2)shielded force with weapon of best use.
3)pikes do to their ability to pin with little skill if in a group.


*claps* Well frikken done man!
You are a most welcome addition to this group. I hope you enjoy it and I hope to have many good conversations with you.

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Getaboushi wrote:

im a bit of a fan of the kodachi or the similar wakizashi however stating a favorite weapon would be difficult since many weapons were created for specific situations and pending on the situation even a unskilled user could gain an advantage by using a weapon that was created to better another. In history if we were to make a link we could use the spartan shield and spear as a example being trumpted by alexanders (macadonians) 16ish foot long spears taht would keep the user out of range of the spartan short spears while killing with greater effect to do the type of blade attached. and yet even further the short sword aka gladius used by the romans would be used with training to the same type of distruction of the macadonians spears.

another prefered option would be the bow. although frowned upon for skill-less and a peasents weapon in europe until britain showed that it had to be used to be able to counter their own rather large longbow force. in japan and asia the weapon's use was highly praised if the user was skilled.

so preference if a person is skilled imo:
1)bow equiped with a shortsword for defence at close range
2)shielded force with weapon of best use.
3)pikes do to their ability to pin with little skill if in a group.


*claps* Well frikken done man!
You are a most welcome addition to this group. I hope you enjoy it and I hope to have many good conversations with you.



thank you for the complement ^_^ ill try to live up to the expectation.

i might as well make a note that if anyone is interested in weapons i would recommend reading some stratagy and tactics to go with it. Sun Tzu the art of war would be my number 1.

if you are looking for a more fanatasy type read with good use of warfare some of orson scott cards books are good.

if you are more into the japanese warfare and history you can find a lot dealing with China and Japan relations aka warfare quite easily. ill try to find some titles if you want.

likewise if you are interested in japanese historical fiction with samarii etc. you can look at James Clavell Shogun. also Eiji Yoshikawa's Musashi is a good read.
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