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John Giacoletti wrote:Who in their right mind would confront an assailant with a sword?
Bill Glasheen wrote:I practice various versions of that move from crane forms to weapon forms. It's all good. It's a common body movement used often in martial arts.
chewy wrote:There are several chinks in ancient Japanese armor (and European armor for that matter), all near the joints.
Shorin Ryu Seisan apparently has a jumpback in it too. According to legend, Chotoku Kyan (1870-1945) did that Seisan jump backwards from a barge up onto a bridge during his prime.
FYI, I don't think the original Seisan "jump" was a jump
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