Master Ma Yue leads the TPLA group through the basics of Duan Bing The weekend of February 23-24, we had a special event here. My teacher, Master Ma Yue of Ma Family Tongbei, came in to town to teach a group of individuals the basics of the game of “Duan Bing” or short weapon combat.… Continue reading Duan Bing with Master Ma Yue
https://vimeo.com/318413258?fbclid=IwAR2U7_LcAKcULMeYf5vCJUu3zSZ2bTojFIdbqzhTTRq9xswwHiOre9oUX5k Thats right! Lightsaber fencing is now an official sport in France! And it is the brain child of TPLA Knight instructor, Darth Cervall (aka Cedric Giroux)! Cedric has based his system of Lightsaber Sport on the TPLA system of training and safety. We are excited to see more of this system in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh8ZdrK3qOo&t=25s… Continue reading Lightsaber is an official sport in France! (and it’s inspired by TPLA!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOwQ5vwLmIg Together again! 2019 is going to be a banner year for us here at Terra Prime Light Armory. We are moving into our seventh year, we taking new directions and expanding our repertoire, and we are welcoming old friends back to the fold! Something that some of our longer term followers may notice is… Continue reading The Return of VorNach!
Terra Prime was formed in 2012 with two friends who had been working on a way to bring different martial arts and combat sports together. Differing backgrounds have always been very insular in traditional circles and there is often a lot of nationalist, racial, and historical baggage that comes with them. This prevents people of… Continue reading TPLA: a history
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztV4m1zsEuE This is the formula of the duel. Two beings enter combat. They are armed with their sabers. This is the method and the secret to surviving single combat with the sword or saber. Apply the science of conflict to ply one’s honor and skill against another. Theories are many and great. Injury and dismemberment… Continue reading Makashi: the science of the duel
The sabering community is growing. It can be difficult to navagate the ins and outs of the hobby. So I thought I would take some time to give an over view to the lightsaber it’s self, the lightsaber community who uses them, and the methods that form the basis for most of the lore and… Continue reading The Saber and its Community.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUaNZV0MFPc Formula primer for Shii-Cho The Formula The Shii-Cho Formula is based around the number 3. Three guards, Three strikes, Three steps. It has also been called the “Force of Three”. From these three, come everything else. We have three target areas divided between each side of our bodies, head-limbs-body. The Marks of contact divide… Continue reading Shii-Cho: the beginning formula