Struggling with weapons.

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carlos99 Newbie 6 posts
Is it just me or does anybody else struggle with the weapons side of matial arts. I find that when I learn 1 weapon kata I forget another. Too many weapons, too many katas.
Bassmonger Resident 198 posts
Don't see the point in weapons myself. Unless you're doing martial arts for the historical side (or you're a maniac), I think they're a waste of time. They don't help with competitions or fitness, and unless they've introduced pool cue katas and teachings on 'proper application of a broken bottle to the face', they're not going to help in self-defence either. "I'd do it, but I pulled my back out humping your mom last night"

Robsco 1319 posts
Not sure I totally agree there, they surely help a bit with co-ordination, obviously doesn't help too much with a double-leg takedown, but they might help a little for other techniques. --------------------------------------------- Robsco! - The Site Administrator 'I'm sure your style is impressive on other planets, however, your weak link is that this is Earth'
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carlos99 Newbie 6 posts
We like to train with the cue and bottle but unfortunately we also have to do the sword work etc. Weapons can be good for co-orination and stances (so I keep being told). I personaly prefer the kick, punch, grapple side of training but we have to keep moving on and up.
Dave Addict 183 posts
I struggle big time with weapon training but thats because i never put 100% into it. A: it bores me silly and B: i dont agree with learning set moves when it comes to self-protection with weapons. Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat and his Black and white Catttt. Early in the mornin when the nah nah deedle dat da do!!!!! Ah fuct it right up
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Uke4Life Newbie 4 posts
The value of weapons training is almost entirely dependent upon the student.

In the case of the Aiki arts (Aikido, Aikijutsu, etc.) it is a fundamental part, as the art was derived from the sword arts.

There is at least one thing which weapons training does which cannot be otherwise learned, changing maai (combat distance) against various weapons..

I believe that even practioners of related arts (including Jujitsu) can learn valuable things from weapons training that wil improve their art.

Just my $.02.