EnigmA
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Location: Canada
Member Since: 18th May 2001
Total posts: 20
Posted:Does anyone here do poi movements in their martial art weapon demos or martial art weapon moves in their poi demos? tell me what weapons or style YOU PRACTICE that uses weapons.

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firefly
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Location: germany
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 52
Posted:it's me again!i guess we're the only people in toronto doing poi. i use as well nunchaku in my shows.back in germany i did 3 years of wing tsun kung-fu.

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Drake
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Location: Oakland, CA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Feb 2001
Total posts: 72
Posted:in karate i use a whip-chain (a four or so foot chain with a spike on the end...fun!) which is very much like poi. and two can be used, making it pretty much a weapon version of poi. with spear and staff i do a lot of moves similar to staff twirling (many of whih translate to poi nicely). theres also nunchaku, i think we can all see the resemblence. some sword techniques can work for poi, same with sai and escrima sticks, but all those are a little less related. or if youre like me you can show up at your dojo and...spin poi (!!yay!!). the kids sure like it. but the woman who owns the place (and doesnt do crap there, just sits and plays freecell...when shes even there) is very scared that ill hit some little space cadet peewee who's too busy trying to figure out why they had to take their shoes off before they walked on the main floor to take notice of me SPINNING HARD HEAVY OBJECTS AT HIGH SPEEDS, and they HURT. and i havent hit anybody yet... yet.DRAKEkatafunk@hotmail.comwww.geocities.com/katafunk

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Bushido HEAT
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Location: Fl, US
Member Since: 25th May 2001
Total posts: 10
Posted:Indeed poi can be used in the martial arts. (just look how much you can hurt yourself unintentionally!)Just acouple of years ago, I saw a martial arts special and it had a lady fighting with poi like balls. (Just a little heavier and probably made out of iron or something) it was really neat. [This message has been edited by Bushido HEAT (edited 26 May 2001).]

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EyeStorm
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 6th May 2001
Total posts: 54
Posted:Poi-like metal balls= Meteor Hammer?
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Drake
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Location: Oakland, CA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Feb 2001
Total posts: 72
Posted:true EyeStorm true

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Plazma
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Location: The Land of Tokomak
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 73
Posted:sup Enigma!! i've been wondering the same question only mine is with body movement!!! is there like any sort of martial arts body movement i can incorperate into my poi routine to make my style look cleaner, or a lot better?------------------My World is a world of one, and in being one they Rave! My World is a Godly World and I am its master!

My World is a world of one, and in being one they Rave! My World is a Godly World and I am its master!

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kmactane
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 25th Apr 2001
Total posts: 97
Posted:If you're looking for fluidity and rhythm, my suggestions would be: tai chi, aikido, and maybe capoeira.

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EnigmA
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Location: Canada
Member Since: 18th May 2001
Total posts: 20
Posted:All you guys trying to rip of martial art moves to make your poi look better and then critizing the use of poi as a weapon.

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EyeStorm
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 6th May 2001
Total posts: 54
Posted:*smacks himself in the head*You're just asking to be flamed, man...
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Plazma
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Location: The Land of Tokomak
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 73
Posted:hehe! i wuz never criticizing it as being a weapon, i wuz just asking b/c i know they have smooth body movements and well...i'm a little sketchy still, that's all! i hope you weren't implying that towards me, but if you were you've herd my side. no offense man! peace
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i think that if you do this along with the martial arts that would be kick ass!!! sometimes i wish i had learned it from say a dojo...maby i wouldn't hit myself as much then! hehe! *whacks self* Ow!
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Posted:I critised the overstated effectiveness of everyday poi (practice or fire, NOT metal balls) in the hands of an inexperienced combatant in a real life self-defence situation.I've _always_ said that Martial Arts is a great way to improve your poi'ing and to a lesser extent, vice versa.nice day it is...to be sick I am.Josh

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Cassandra
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Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:Quite happy to see this discussion cuz I've been practicing Aikido for 8 years allready and I really found similarities in the fluidity, in the use of breathing and rythm, it also helps not being too tensed in the shoulders and all. Strangely enough it also has quite an effect on the perception you have of your surrounding when you practice both poiz and aikido. as if you could grasp the "audience " or the partner's moves.Shit
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EnigmA
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Location: Canada
Member Since: 18th May 2001
Total posts: 20
Posted:I say if your going to take a martial art for poi reasons. then find yourself a chinese weapon system. Don't settle for karate just because it's close to you, find yourself a kick ass club that's got some crazy moves. Because karate weapons suck and so do their empty hand moves they'er stiff and ridged.Tai chi could work but you'll have to do it faster then normal, aikido is only good for rolling on the ground and thoughing your attacker across the room. I can see the capoeira for the acro stuff while spinning around you and for douging each others attacks from both kicks and poi. And remember not karate
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Posted:if you think of or try to use any kind of fire tools as a weapon you will seriously limit yourself on what can be done. when i first started i was shown 4 basic moves with nunchaka this was the last time i called them nunchaka. as i knew i would never be able to use them in public areas. in twenty years of Twisting i have only been asked once by the police what i was using. when i showed him the diffrences and explained they were used complitaliy diffrent. he was happy in fact i had two police officers watching me last night they thought i was practicing for a show.

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Samhman
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Location: NSW, Australia
Member Since: 12th Jan 2009
Total posts: 35
Posted:I think it helps. Staff and staff. rope dart and fire dart. poi n nunchuki!!

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