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You've answered your own question. It's etiquette. Right-hand means you don't expect to use your sword. Left-hand means you're ready for action. The Samurai had loads of rules and etiquette to abide by. This code of conduct is called Bushido (the way of the warrior). It's a lot like the Western concept of Chivalry. In modern terms, it would be like carrying ...


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It's similar to the concept of shaking hands with your right hand. The majority of people are right handed, so when shaking hands you present this hand and clasp to show you do not have weapons. With a sword, a right-handed person draws faster for combat with the sword on the left side of the body. All of this assumes people are right handed. If someone is ...


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It probably depends on which aspects you're looking for. The focus on practical fighting methods might suggest looking at something like Krav Maga. If you're focused more on the "inner peace and calm" aspect, you might look into one of the more combative forms of Tai Chi, or to Aikido. Bankuei's suggestion above of Silat might also work, as it's got a bit of ...


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I've done penjak silat for several years - the thing that interested me in Systema was a lot of similarity in movement around both blades and ground mobility. You may find some schools that will give you some similar movements from the various styles of silat, but penjak silat is also sometimes hard to find depending on where you are. I do know if you ...


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Knockouts happen because of concussions, not how hard the foot, shin or hand striking the head is. Shin guards will hurt less, but will be just as effective at delivering a knockout. Use this info as you wish. This doesn't really answer your question, but it's useful information.



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