HOP admin Location: HOP Member Since: 18th Nov 2003 Total posts: 984
Posted:Just watched the video called "The Shaolin Temple" with Jet Li.There are some really inspirational stuff in it. I especially liked the guy swinging the rope dart under his back whilst he "wiggled" lying with his back on the ground Non-Https Image Link . I am definitly going to give that one a go Non-Https Image Link I really can recommend this movie Non-Https Image Link for seeing rope dart and staff moves.Malcolm
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CAINED-AND-UNABLE member Location: Manchester Member Since: 19th Feb 2001 Total posts: 214
Posted:its a good move malcolm, i've tried it myself. (difficult though Non-Https Image Link )for some more martial arts action (with some but not much chain moves ),,try "iron Monkey" (also jet li? )its sub-titled but action packed Non-Https Image Link by far the best agility and strength i've seen in martial artists for ages.
Cinnamon Girl Location: Hfx, NS, Canada Member Since: 22nd Aug 2003 Total posts: 191
Posted:I just saw this movie yesterday after Rick recommended it on a rope dart thread. I liked it alot, Flipmodius and I slowed the rope dart scene down super slow and tried to thieve some stuff but he was originally spinning it so fast that it was unintelligable. Also, there was a little weapon used before it that kinda looked like a crossbreed between poi and ropedart, like just one 4 foot long poi. Anyone seen this or know what I'm talking about?
Classically British Location: Epsom, Surrey, England Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001 Total posts: 5687
Posted:Sounds like a chain whip AKA 11-sectional staff.
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bender still can't believe it's not butter Location: Melbourne, Australia Member Since: 14th Nov 2001 Total posts: 6979
Posted:erm... for the record, the 3 section staff is quite different in form or function to the 7 or 9 section chain whip.(obviously the one you mentioned durbs was slightly different ) Both are classfied as 'soft' wushu weapons for their ability to deform, and the former weapon lends itself well to staff forms whereas the latter is ace-cellent as a source of acrobatic poi.
The move mentioned in Malcolm's opening thread I can perform with a heavy 3section, but i have no chain whip to try it out with.
weapons are nice to watch but are less relevant in an age of firearms and nachos.
Posted:The supposed Shaolin Monks are still touring. They are here next month I think. Whoopee! Not!
Flipmodius member Location: Halifax, N.S Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003 Total posts: 103
Posted:i saw it with demios as she already said and the stuff he was doin with the rope dart was amazing i could only pick out the mechanics of one move easily tho i won't be able to do it well for some time. the move where he swings the rope under him while doing really small rubber bands.