Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Athryn, Jan 4, 2012.
Cranial brake, deploy!
Good thing they made the li'l scrapper wear a helmet.
AC3, distilled into GIF.
Oh nein you didn't!
LEAVE GRUMPY CAT ALONE!
Under that cool exterior lies the heart of a frightened rabbit...
IT'S A FOOKING TIGER
I used to have one of those! It was like a Rubik's cube, only five times more impossible to solve.
That's pretty impressive. I know you see people do it in the movies all the time, but in real life, bamboo is a very hard material. That's why it's gotten so popular for flooring--it's as hard as rock maple.
That dummy is designed to imitate the resilience of flesh and bone. So yeah, don't forget the valentine day's chocolate.
The samurai used to test new blades on bound criminals, who sometimes out of spite swallow pebbles and stones in hopes to nick the blades.
If you hit it straight with a sword like that I doubt it's much of a problem (though my sword experience tends to stabbing more than cutting).
She's excited about cleanly cutting the bamboo twice before it falls, not just for merely cutting it. Note that it provides close to zero resistance to her motion and the cut she makes doesn't even have much of her body weight behind it.
That cut is about technique. I used to train at a place that did shinkendo and had heaps of tameshigiri and it was always fun watching some strong guy scoff at the bamboo (or rolled up tatami mats) and try to make even a single cut and fail. It's not quite the same as hitting a baseball...
Yeah, the first cut was impressive, but the second cut--where the remaining piece of bamboo wasn't even attached any more--was really impressive. I can't even imagine how perfectly you'd have to hit that to cut it rather than send it flying, even with a very sharp sword.
If I could do something like that, I'd be doing that same victory dance at the end.
While we're on the topic of sword-dorkery, I've always been impressed by how fast this guy is:
Like a boss.
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