Today's Challenge... (1 of 2)  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
3114 posts
5/25/2005 6:05 am

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Today's Challenge... (1 of 2)

Today’s challenge…

The item here is made of wood, ironwood (one of the strongest and rarest woods around) to be more specific.

Many martial artists use this item for training even today. What specific style or culture would use this item the most? And, what is it called?

A Hint: They believed that a man should never “ever” be swordless. This being the case, they began using this as a training and soft defense tool. This was often carried with them even while bathing as this specific culture believed in true honor, and that honor resided within their soul.

I know the picture blends… but the hint is pretty solid to sorts. Those who know history (old and new) I am sure can figure this out without much strain to themselves.


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/26/2005 5:23 am

Oh bOney didn't see it but he recons it is a bowstaff and that they are predominantly used by Monks, if posted by you likely Japanese in Nature

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/25/2005 5:30 pm

and that honor resided within their soul.

Although I have seen you make such reference to the samurai on your blog....

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/25/2005 5:24 pm

Although our old flat mate studied manho and used use a variety of staves but he was right into the thai styles not our thing....

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/25/2005 5:22 pm

Hmmmmmmm Honestly I can't say it looks familiar I will ask Boney.....when he wakes up

WyvernRose


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/25/2005 1:40 pm

Hmm... it was there when I loaded it this morning... I edited it and added it. Hopefully it will stay this time!


nightstogether 56M

5/25/2005 7:16 am

There is no picture for me to look at but ... I know when I first started using a sword to train in various areas, mine was wooden, and also very strong indeed. I was following the Samurai ideal at the time. As I said, no picture, it's hard to make a guess ...

nightstogether
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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/25/2005 7:03 am

no pic mystic.....curious to see it actually, my grandmother has quite a collection of training swords, mostly because she Has been studying martial arts for years and now trains other's....If only she allowed those under 50 to attend her classes I wouldn't feel so lost here, there are no groups running in the forms I am interested in locally, other than those she runs she is 72 now

WyvernRose


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