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ACT WEAPONS ARSENAL

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By Alex Zhelezniak, A.C.T. Founder

On 07, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In | By Alex Zhelezniak, A.C.T. Founder

Japanese and European Long Sword

The Japanese sword otherwise known as Katana is perhaps the most well known sword of the 20th century. It is a medium length (on average 90 cm) curved single edge blade and is a very fast agile blade that can be manipulated both two handed and single handed to great effect. Compared to European swords it is lighter but has a disadvantage of length. Its curved shape lends itself to arching draw cuts but does not negate direct chopping motion or stabs.

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By Alex Zhelezniak, A.C.T. Founder

On 06, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In | By Alex Zhelezniak, A.C.T. Founder

Jo and Cane

The medium staff (120-140 cm) is basically a wooden stick. It is an ancient weapon of the common people and was widely used in all cultures.

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By Alex Zhelezniak, A.C.T. Founder

On 05, Mar 2013 | One Comment | In | By Alex Zhelezniak, A.C.T. Founder

Yari and naginata

The spear is a very simple yet very powerful weapon. We teach hand to hand combat with this weapon (not formation tactics!). The spear taught is a Yari (a Japanese spear mounted with a straight blade) about 2.2 meters long overall with a blade of approximately 40 cm in length.

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