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Posted 7/22/08 , edited 7/22/08

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Everything depends on the situation i am in to choose my weapon.....thats the point of weapons to use the right one for the correct situation


Ah but with such mentality one will never become truly proficient in anything, only decent in many things.
Martial arts takes decades and decades of learning. It is designed as a lifelong pursuit. As there is no style that would teach many different weapon arts one must do what they can with those they choose to learn.

This topic is about what training one would choose, how, and why. So your answer wouldn't be quite proper in this context.

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carlrules097 wrote:

Everything depends on the situation i am in to choose my weapon.....thats the point of weapons to use the right one for the correct situation


Ah but with such mentality one will never become truly proficient in anything, only decent in many things.
Martial arts takes decades and decades of learning. It is designed as a lifelong pursuit. As there is no style that would teach many different weapon arts one must do what they can with those they choose to learn.

This topic is about what training one would choose, how, and why. So your answer wouldn't be quite proper in this context.



Ah no problem,

My weapon of choice is the staff because it is my most effective when I train, I have also trained the most in it
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carlrules097 wrote:

Everything depends on the situation i am in to choose my weapon.....thats the point of weapons to use the right one for the correct situation


Ah but with such mentality one will never become truly proficient in anything, only decent in many things.
Martial arts takes decades and decades of learning. It is designed as a lifelong pursuit. As there is no style that would teach many different weapon arts one must do what they can with those they choose to learn.

This topic is about what training one would choose, how, and why. So your answer wouldn't be quite proper in this context.



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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


carlrules097 wrote:

Everything depends on the situation i am in to choose my weapon.....thats the point of weapons to use the right one for the correct situation


Ah but with such mentality one will never become truly proficient in anything, only decent in many things.
Martial arts takes decades and decades of learning. It is designed as a lifelong pursuit. As there is no style that would teach many different weapon arts one must do what they can with those they choose to learn.

This topic is about what training one would choose, how, and why. So your answer wouldn't be quite proper in this context.



True,a jack of all trades is a master of none.


Well said.
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i'd like to learn to use a katana, or even two katanas at once. Just read up on what Niten ichi ryu was about andi'm fascinated by it. Being able to use two katana at the same time, not only giving yourself a more opportunities to strike but also more defense.

Gonna have to try and get my hands on Book of the five rings to understand more of it ^_^
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i'd like to learn to use a katana, or even two katanas at once. Just read up on what Niten ichi ryu was about andi'm fascinated by it. Being able to use two katana at the same time, not only giving yourself a more opportunities to strike but also more defense.

Gonna have to try and get my hands on Book of the five rings to understand more of it ^_^


If your talking two heavens style from Miyamoto's Book of Five Rings than I feel I should correct you on your thinking.It's not two katanas,it's a katana and a wakazashi
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Posted 7/24/08

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kokomousey wrote:

i'd like to learn to use a katana, or even two katanas at once. Just read up on what Niten ichi ryu was about andi'm fascinated by it. Being able to use two katana at the same time, not only giving yourself a more opportunities to strike but also more defense.

Gonna have to try and get my hands on Book of the five rings to understand more of it ^_^


If your talking two heavens style from Miyamoto's Book of Five Rings than I feel I should correct you on your thinking.It's not two katanas,it's a katana and a wakazashi


ohh..i see...thanks for the correction Telomonian ^_^ that'll take some damn amazing skill! I'm an absolute lefty so holding anything with my right hand would be disastrous...
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Posted 7/24/08 , edited 7/24/08
*points to last 2 entries* ohh one more question..don't know if i'm posting it in the right thread...does that work for two kodachi?
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Posted 7/24/08 , edited 7/24/08
The two heavens style is based on Miyamoto's style as written in the Book Of Five Rings which is done with a katana and a wakazashi. Like any other art people make their own variations. I just didn't want you to think that The Book Of Five Rings spoke of using two katanas.
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carlrules097 wrote:

Does anyone know what ghost head sword was used for? To me it just seems to be a big bulky dao


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*points to last 2 entries* ohh one more question..don't know if i'm posting it in the right thread...does that work for two kodachi?


Let me explain. The samurai's one single thing that they are undoubtedly and absolutely noticed by that is a unique right to them is their carrying of the daisho.

The daisho is a pair of swords, the Katana [Long Sword] and Wakizashi [Short Sword.]
Usually the Katana is reserved for outdoor combat and the Wakizashi is reserved for indoor combat.

In Hyoho Niten Ichi ryu Kenjutsu, both swords are utilized.


A Kodachi is a generic word for a short sword. Wakizashi is a sword of specific constraints. [See "What IS a Katana?" topic for more.]
So a Wakizashi is a Kodachi yet a Kodachi is not a Wakizashi.
Just as Odachi is a generic word for a long sword.

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A Kodachi is a generic word for a short sword. Wakizashi is a sword of specific constraints. [See "What IS a Katana?" topic for more.]
So a Wakizashi is a Kodachi yet a Kodachi is not a Wakizashi.
Just as Odachi is a generic word for a long sword.



hmmm i see! So in Hyoho Niten Ichi ryu Kenjutsu, both swords of the daisho can be used but also as Telomonian said, the type of swords used by individuals are only restricted by their own skill and proficiency of using any chosen sword. Hope that sentence even made sense :S
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Posted 7/25/08 , edited 7/25/08

kokomousey wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

A Kodachi is a generic word for a short sword. Wakizashi is a sword of specific constraints. [See "What IS a Katana?" topic for more.]
So a Wakizashi is a Kodachi yet a Kodachi is not a Wakizashi.
Just as Odachi is a generic word for a long sword.



hmmm i see! So in Hyoho Niten Ichi ryu Kenjutsu, both swords of the daisho can be used but also as Telomonian said, the type of swords used by individuals are only restricted by their own skill and proficiency of using any chosen sword. Hope that sentence even made sense :S


Yes, correct.

A sword is only as good as the skill of the user who is trained in it's use. Therefore you cannot very well use kenjutsu with a rapier. The sword is restricted only by the skill of it's wielder.
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Posted 7/25/08

Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kokomousey wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

A Kodachi is a generic word for a short sword. Wakizashi is a sword of specific constraints. [See "What IS a Katana?" topic for more.]
So a Wakizashi is a Kodachi yet a Kodachi is not a Wakizashi.
Just as Odachi is a generic word for a long sword.



hmmm i see! So in Hyoho Niten Ichi ryu Kenjutsu, both swords of the daisho can be used but also as Telomonian said, the type of swords used by individuals are only restricted by their own skill and proficiency of using any chosen sword. Hope that sentence even made sense :S


Yes, correct.

A sword is only as good as the skill of the user who is trained in it's use. Therefore you cannot very well use kenjutsu with a rapier. The sword is restricted only by the skill of it's wielder.


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a greater style can never always win


well in a battle style dosnt really count what counts is if the person knows how to truly use that style to its potential if that makes sense.
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