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Jan
24
comment Is it better to start out with a light weapon?
Yes, that is correct, and I've seen them before. Unfortunately Gothenburg is on the west coast, and I live on the east coast. But I May be able to go there some time to train perhaps. Anyway, thanks again, I'll have a look at the Regenyei feder! :)
Jan
22
comment Is it better to start out with a light weapon?
Thanks a lot for your advice! I'm glad you mentioned the poor quality of the Hanwei federschwert; I've actually thought of buying one. And the swing looks very interesting, so I'll take a closer look at this!
Jan
15
comment Is it better to start out with a light weapon?
Thanks a lot for your response! I haven't thought of it this way, so I'm really greatful!
Jan
2
comment Exercises for strengthening arms, wrists and fingers with the intent of sword use
@DaveLiepmann I'll take a look at your links! Thanks once again!
Jan
2
comment What's the physics behind checking kicks?
Now that I think of it, one possibility could be that the nerves in the periosteum gets so badly damaged that the sense of pain is dulled, and unfortunately I can't credit a (scientifically) reliable source for my statements, since I've learned them from my former Djeu-Gao and a fellow practioner who is a nurse.
Jan
2
comment What's the physics behind checking kicks?
Yes, cartalige is primarily located in joints, but it exists in other parts of the body too, such as your nose, ears and rib cage. While it is true that bone gets tougher as is gets damaged, this has nothing to do with pain,since bones have ni connection to the somatosensory system. The periosteum, however, does.
Jan
2
comment Exercises for strengthening arms, wrists and fingers with the intent of sword use
@DaveLiepmann No, I am actually not. I've been planning to start, though, so thanks for the pointers!
Dec
30
comment Exercises for strengthening arms, wrists and fingers with the intent of sword use
Yes, I Can see that. I will take a look at your edit. Thanks once again!
Dec
30
comment Exercises for strengthening arms, wrists and fingers with the intent of sword use
Thanks for the answer! I'll keep this in mind as well, and also check out the book(s) you mentioned!
Dec
30
comment Exercises for strengthening arms, wrists and fingers with the intent of sword use
Thanks a lot for the increadibly elaborate answer!
Dec
27
comment Is it better to start out with a light weapon?
Thank you for the elaboration! I will keep this in mind when picking a sword for training!
Dec
27
comment Is it better to start out with a light weapon?
You say "In general yes". Does this mean that there are exceptions, or was it just a figure of speech?
Dec
26
comment The use and historical authenticity of a 9 hook broadsword
Yes, it is. I'd estimate that it's about 9cm closest to the guard, and about 15-20cm at it's broadest. And I agree, it does resemble a guandao, even in blade length. Thank you once again, I will keep you posted if I discover something!
Dec
26
comment The use and historical authenticity of a 9 hook broadsword
This sounds quite reasonable, thank you!
Dec
26
comment The use and historical authenticity of a 9 hook broadsword
Thanks a lot! It sounds to me that what you say might well be true. I will start looking for references and manuals of the 9 ring broadsword instead then!