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    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Seattle, Washington, United States

    Welcome! Please read first.....

    Welcome, Welcome!

    On behalf of Josh Powell, myself, and the other moderators,….Welcome aboard, to discussion about anything and everything about SE Asian/Pacific sword arts!

    We look forward to hearing from those of you that train or take interest in arts such as Silat, Kali/Arnis/Eskrima, Bando, Krabi-Krabong, Kalaripayatt, etc. There might even be some obscure arts out there that we’d like to hear about! I’m sure that there are forumites out there that are skilled in one or more of these arts, and we look forward to your discussions.

    Just a few points to ponder, as with all the other forum categories....

    1) "SEARCH" function is your friend.
    Some threads about SE Asian blades may reside under "Other historical & cultural weapons" or the "Edged weapons from Middle east, Asia or Africa", or “General Discussion” .

    2) Please...No politics, heated arguments, chest thumping, delusions of grandeur, etc.
    If a discussion turns into a “debate”, please keep the tones to a professional, non-argumentative atmosphere. Any threads that start turning “ugly” (even after moderator warnings) will be locked.

    If someone disagrees with you, don’t take it personally. After all, everyone has a right to their opinion. But sometimes, there are those that do believe that “their way is the only way”, and will sneer at anyone that questions them. So, if you are an expert in a given field, we ask that you share your knowledge, without making others feel like “next to nothings”. Even the “know-it-alls” started as ignorant beginners.

    3) We expect, that there might be a little bit of overlap on this forum,...... between the SE Asian sword arts and the swords themselves. Don’t take it personally if a moderator moves your thread to “other historical”, “weapons of Middle east/Asia/Africa”, or “General forum”, if need be.

    Have fun, stay safe, and keep that edge away from your own flesh !
    Restita DeJesus

    "The expectations of life depend upon diligence;
    The mechanic that would perfect his work, must first sharpen his tools."
    - Confucius

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Portland, OR
    Hi Restita,

    Excellent advice. I've stickied the thread so that it will stay on top and hopefully keep us on target!

    The smith also sitteth by the anvil,
    And fighteth with the heat of the furnace,
    And the noise of the hammer and the anvil is ever in his ears,
    And his eyes look still upon the pattern of the thing that he maketh.
    He setteth his mind to finish his work,
    And waiteth to polish it perfectly.


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