Tag: martial arts
The Butterfly Sword – The butterfly sword is usually wielded in pairs. As well, they are usually held side by side within the same scabbard, so as to give the appearance of a single weapon. The sword has also a small cross guard to protect the hands of the wielder, which can be used to block or hook an opponent’s weapon. The guard can also be used as a knuckle duster when non-lethal application of the weapon is desired.
Double Sticks – These are simple short slender, blunt, hand-held, generally wooden ‘sticks’ for fighting such as a staff, cane, walking stick, baton or similar. These are held in both hands while facing the opponent. One could defend more than 1 opponent with this weapon.
Long Sticks – These are simple long slender, blunt, hand-held, generally wooden ‘sticks’ for fighting such as a staff, cane, walking stick, baton or similar. Both Long and double sticks are practised in many martial arts. In Tamil Nadu you could find a lot of these stick fight experts. Its called Silambam.
Nunchaku – The otherwise called “Dual Section Staff” is a very effective close-range weapon. When used in combat the nunchaku provides the obvious advantage of an increase in the reach of one’s strike. Somewhat difficult to control, the rope or chain joint of the nunchaku adds the benefit of striking from unexpected angles. This is my favorite.
Sai – The sai’s utility as a weapon is reflected in its distinctive shape. With skill, it can be used against a long sword by trapping the sword’s blade in the sai’s tsuba. The sai also has many defensive uses in blocking other weapons. In Malay the sai is known as a chabang (also spelled cabang/tjabang, meaning branch) and is thought to derive from the Indian trident.
Swords – A Sword as we all know is a deadly weapon in skilled hands. There are different types of swords used in different martial art. even multiple swords are used in the same martial art. These are one of the oldest weapons of all times.
Fists – Last but not least, these are the most deadly weapon of all times. For a skilled man, he could face and defend himself from all the weapons mentioned above and much more. Could be used lethally and non-lethally. There are various fist forms in Kung fu. Shaolin fist, Snake fist, Tiger fist, Monkey fist, Eagle fist and Crane fist.
A Well trained martial artist can defend himself from any number of opponents, for the truth is there is never an opponent, because there is no I.
I saw an ad for karate Knockout tournament on 17th and 18th this month in Koramangala indoor stadium. Anyone up for it? Its just 100 bucks.