“Yī’, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù, qī, bā, jiǔ, shí!” “Ichi, ni, san, shi, go, roku, shichi, hachi, kyu, ju!” “Hanna, dul, set, net, dasot, yasot, elgob, yadol, ahop, yol!” For those of us in the martial arts, there are, I would imagine, very few of us that cannot count to ten in the language… Continue reading Fighting Words: The linguistics of martial arts.
In preparation for Ma Yue's visit here in a couple of weeks, I will be posting some discussions related to Ma Shi Tongbei and related topics. We still have room so anyone that wants to come for the rare opportunity, please let me know. Ma Yue with Russian Students in "gun bei"滾背 Introduction Ma Shi… Continue reading The Biomechanics of Ma Tong Bei: Dan Pi Shou 單劈手
Greetings all! I apologize for the lack of posts recently. We are in full tilt boogie mode here preparing for my teacher, Ma Yue's visit this August. And of course much to do with the FFE! I thought I would do a quick update post for a few news items. Master Ma Yue and his… Continue reading Updates: French Lightsaber news and Ma Yue interview returns!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bymIYBz0mxU The ASL-FFE sytem of Lightsaber combat is based around five core principles: Engagement Arming: Engagement Arming is an action which opens a "weapon phrase" and grants an attack priority before launching it at the opponent. This action is performed by bringing the entire hilt and blade behind the vertical midline of the body. This… Continue reading The Five Principles of Scoring: ASL-FFE
We have been focusing a lot on the French rules of late. For obvious reasons we have a large stake in the matter. Our Knight Cedric Giroux has created quite a thing and accomplished quite the feat getting it accepted in the FFE. We have our first workshop on this rule set Saturday June 22nd… Continue reading A tale of two rule sets.
Apologies for the lack of posts. Things are ramping up for summer. We have the Summer Workshop with Ma Yue in August, and many big things coming up in Fall. Stay tuned! Also, on June 22nd in Ann Arbor Michigan, we will hold our first workshop on the FFE Rules! We will go over arming,… Continue reading ASL-FFE rules: First workshop June 22
At long last, the fruits of this years symposium are being revealed! This is the first showing of the Dulon set the Damon (General Sun) Honeycutt has created for the sabering world. As you may have read, we gathered together over a weekend in April to set down this method and come together as minds… Continue reading The General’s Djem So
A conversation that seems to come up from time to time in martial art circles especially in weapon and fencing based arts, is the issue of realism in sport and sparring. We all want to be practicing real techniques and methods that work and will serve us in what ever goals we have in the… Continue reading Of Rules and Realism