October 17, 2013
Mostly Tae Kwon Do (when I was younger and lighter on my feet). I have had lots of friends who have showed me some Judo, Aikido, Karate, Western Boxing/kick boxing, Hung Gar, Tai Chi etc... Currently I study Shorin Ryu Karate which incorperates the sai and bo (truncheon and quarterstaff).
The sword holds a special place in many cultures from Japan to Turkey to Spain, it is almost universally revered, by societies with the technical ability to produce it. I know next to nothing about swordsmanship and would like to learn. The style practiced by Schola Saint George looks like a real martial art to me and not just fantasy. I want to really know and understand how to use the sword in actual combat not just in theatrical, cinematic or sport oriented context.
In local parlance I am a Kailua haole. I'm free Mon, Wed, Fri and Sunday nights.
Aloha, I've been studying far eastern martial arts for awhile now but I'm interested in learning a combat style more closely associated with my own ethinic heritage (see photo). I think it's more fun to exercise if you are learning something.
It's fantastic. At it's core, it is a compact and lethal martial art. I also like that it is holistic enough to incorporate grappling, throwing, striking, joint locks, disarming techniques and using all of the sword as a potential weapon, which makes a more complete system. It is not simply a game of tag, what is represented is taking your opponent out as efficiently as possible using strikes that have real intention behind them. Brian R. Price has a wealth of information about this form of combat and he is both passionate and generous enough to share it, we are lucky to have him here in Hawaii.