Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Deadly Blade

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(Okay, I tried to keep a straight face, really ...)

11 comments:

Jay said...

The old "flinging of bodily fluid" technique!

Dan Moran said...

You are a very bad man.

Dave Huss said...

You could hold the blade in your mouth, that way when you invariably cut your tongue off, you can babble incoherently and spit blood in your opponent's eye.
A twofer!!!
Dave

Stan said...

I am very concerned! I can see that the next topic will be, "The Appropriate Place to Carry Your Blade!"

Thanks for the additional humor, Steve!

Bobbe Edmonds said...

You're holding it by the blade wrong.

You SHOULD have your thumb squarely on the edge, to insure linear integrity along the slice path. This is how it was done when Alexander the great brought this system from Macedonia, before it traveled to Java by way of midget traders from Greenland.

If you trained real Serak, you would know that.

Steve Perry said...

It is true. I am a bad man. And no question that I have already earned my reserved ticket to hell, wherein I will doubtless serve as the Devil's foot stool for a few million years -- if I'm lucky.

I have not studied the Real Serak™ ; what I have in the way of training is but a pale shadow. I cannot claim to be in the same league with men who are direct descendants of Alexander the Great (and Sir Lancelot) being naught but spawn of hillbillies, Oakies, coon-asses, and an ex-hippie to boot.

I am not worthy.

James said...

You know, tongue-in-cheek as it was, it really wasn't that far off from some absolutely serious explanations of martial arts forms. Some of the explanations for the movements in the Naihanchi or Tekki kata are just plain bizarre.

Dan Gambiera said...

I don't even want to imagine how True Martial Artists™ hold a kerambit.

taintmonger said...

Nicely done, sir. If you only had a few junior students in the background nodding in agreement and the occasional Harley Davidson passing by at speed; you would've had the next big viral video classic on your hands.

Travis said...

Wow! That was really quite funny!

I almost hate to get serious about technique again. But I will...

...I was thinking about my earlier post were I'd mentioned I'd seen these moves just not as primary technique- by which I meant I'd seen them as counters to counters or as 'hey look, this is cool'. The other piece though, that I didn't think about when I wrote that was that I've seen them from systems that, at least historically, focused on straight (-ish), DOUBLE-EDGED, blades. So these moves are 'back-cuts' or, 'yeah, maybe they blocked your primary attack, at least you get to whack them with the spine if you have a single edged blade.'

No, I've never seen anyone advocate this grip as the ideal. Might have some applicapility if Mr. Murphy has anything to say about how you happen to be holding your blade .

Silatyogi said...

haha i take it this is in response to Pak Vics Vapor Rub Bullshit video on Golok?

Where Alexander the great came to him in a meditation and taught him how to hold a Golok of all things?