What Japanese sword... you should not wave?
“ Rolled the Samurai awkwardly waved.
I became sad …
As now to the geisha to go? “
(In my opinion, with internettika. com)
Good was a sword... It is ground perfectly! Also there was nothing to wave it just like that!
In general, any sword!
Recently interest in a cold weapon including to Japanese is more and more shown. Gift shops are simply filled with the Japanese swords for every taste and a purse. And if in the house the gun hangs on a wall, sometime it will surely shoot. And Japanese sword. If it appeared in the house, then all the same sooner or later to them, this sword, someone will begin to wave! And even at once two!
Samurai art of possession of a sword arose in 10 - m a century, and is canonized approximately in 14 - m, the beginning 15 - go. It very significantly differs from the European methods of possession of a cold weapon. So, for example, the katana into the opponent is not stuck, and … put, with a force entering it into a body and slightly shaking. In Ken - to dzyuets as in the ancient time called this art form, few fencing elements to which Europeans got used.
Fighters, as a rule, become in an initial position and wait when the opponent opens for striking a blow. Then the decisive blow or a series of blows follows. The less waves a sword - the above art of the fighter is appreciated. The sword can be held with two hands though also fencing by one hand, and fencing by two swords - big and small is allowed at once. The small sword - vakidzas is used, generally for blocking of an enemy sword. The swing is higher and stronger, the fighter for the opponent reveals stronger, the it is easier to strike it with the instant pricking blow. Therefore, the movements of the Japanese sword-bearer are avaricious and perfected to perfection more likely. Begin to wave the Samurai rolled as the Cossack checker, he will live very not for long!
“ Clan, system and open schools of fencing on swords are reputable for safety of traditions of exact, almost calligraphical possession of a sword. And in their row the fencer of two katana, the author of the book " is worthy special admiration; Five rings “ kensy Miyamoto Musasi (Takeza). He masterly owned two katana: carried out more than 60 fights from which always came out the winner. In one legendary fight it could not only resist, but even to win against 80 well prepared, skilled soldiers. In his hands katana became similar to big fans which were not crossed and moved from the plane to the plane at a huge speed, hitting the mark the cutting edge of the blades. “
(Borovkova Elena, " magazine; Fighting sport “ December, 2003)
to us, of course, to such skill it is far, but if at home the katana appeared (even the Chinese production, bought in gift shop), to represent from itself the severe Samurai (or nindzyu from the Hollywood fighter) - a temptation almost insuperable. And very much - very dangerous. Even if you have in hands not ground Chinese piece of iron in the form of the Japanese sword. If at you in hands the real antiquarian Japanese sword, danger grows repeatedly!
First of all, in inexpensive souvenirs it is necessary to check fastening of the handle and a braid. The pin fixing both pieces of wood on a blade is made usually of low-grade, fragile plastic. The braid sometimes just slips from the handle without any efforts! The makhaniye practically always comes to an end with such sword it is deplorable: the blade slips out a braid or takes off, breaking a plastic pin. From pricking and cutting a sword throwing turns into the weapon …. The broken glasses and the damaged furniture - the most innocent that it is possible to do, swinging such rolled to the right and on the left … The first that needs to be made, having brought a sword from shop, to check durability of fastening of a blade. By the way, it is better to make it in shop. But what to do if to you this toy was presented, for example? The blade has to sit strongly in the handle, any rockings, rotations and other movements just should not be. The braid has to strong “ to sit “ on a handle.
So, it is necessary to begin occupations:
1) if the weapon is in good repair;
2) if nearby, at distance “ outstretched arm + sword blade length “ there is nobody.
One more important remark. If you are engaged at home, before occupations clean from the room of all pets. Both cats, and dogs very often rush on a sword. And to see the favourite cut or pierced, I think, will not give pleasure to you. Children should not be present at this room too. For the same reason.
It is simple to take out a blade from a sheath too it is necessary to be able. Blade of a traditional sword as if “ seals “ a sheath as a stopper in a bottle. In order that to take it, it is necessary or to pull out sharply a sword from a sheath, having involved not only a hand, but also having taken away a shoulder back, or... to give a sword on several millimeters from a sheath a thumb of the left hand. Quite so the traditional Japanese sword is transferred from a marching state to fighting! However, it belongs only to traditional swords, the Taiwan fakes for occupations iay - to allow to take out a sword from a sheath with the minimum effort. Therefore you should not wave such souvenir sword with the put-on sheath, strong wooden (or plastic) the cover can fly at any time.
To what you will listen at the next moment from the relatives, it is easy to guess … And if you touch whom, consequences will be heavier. And for you, and for this purpose who was touched. So can, well them nafig, these makhaniye. What advantage from it?
Advantage, IMHO, huge!
Besides physical activity practically on all groups of muscles, the practician of fight with a sword (especially against several opponents) develops ability to instantly assess a situation and to instantly reach the deepest degree of mental concentration. Practice which allows not to be afraid of the armed opponent and to turn any firm subject in hands into the weapon. Military weapon! Practice, which … However, it is enough!
What else it is possible to advise.
Begin with … a simple wooden sword or just strong stick. Here what sword can be waved without any caution! Well, observance of elementary safety regulations, of course! Train on the street, it is better early in the morning when it is a little people on the street, for the present all sleep. Find adherents. Register in section and if that nearby is not present, buy the good, clever book. For example, this: “ Japanese sword. Ten centuries of perfection “. Author V. Horev.
Also begin to be engaged.
Except self-confidence and purely technical skills, I assure, you derive huge esthetic pleasure! Even, holding in hand a wooden sword - bokken.
And my antiquarian katana not to wave. She just reminds me... About a debt. About honor. About service. That any business should be finished what it would be not necessary you. That, despite everything, I can try to obtain that I am impossible for many people around of people.