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« on: 05 05, 2009, 08:49: PM »

Is there a way to learn klingon martial arts or learn to fight "properly" using a bat'leth?
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« Reply #1 on: 05 05, 2009, 11:36: PM »

The book Secret Fighting Arts of the Warrior Race is just what you're looking for. It's a real shame Viacom forced the publisher to halt sales and destroy all the unsold copies. That makes the few that were sold before the bonfire quite rare and expensive.
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« Reply #2 on: 05 06, 2009, 02:47: AM »


    The author of the book acknowledges that as cool as the weapon looks, the batlh'etlh is not really a practical weapon.  There are some good martial arts techniques, if you an find a copy of the book at a price you are able to afford, so there may be a way to learn Klingon Martial arts... 

    I even know of a group that practiced and would publically perform a Batleth routine.   But from what I have read and on the subject, the proper way to fight with a batleth is to throw it to the ground as soon as a more sensible weapon such as a meqleth or a gintaq is within reach.
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« Reply #3 on: 05 06, 2009, 07:25: PM »

That's EXPENSIVE. Wth did Viacom halt the sales of this book?!
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« Reply #4 on: 05 07, 2009, 06:10: AM »

It's the pictures that did it. The book contains wonderful illustrations of the techniques being described. Unfortunately, Pacific Warriors, Inc. was not licensed to sell images of Klingons(tm), and Paramount/Viacom certainly wasn't going to offer a license to a company telling people to swing around a sharp, heavy object.
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« Reply #5 on: 05 07, 2009, 10:47: AM »

It would be pretty expensive right now, I might be able to buy it later...but do you think they are disappearing fast and that I should get one sooner than later?
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« Reply #6 on: 05 30, 2009, 06:25: PM »

Somewhere, possibly in these forums, it was mentioned that some martial artists in Korea (Tae Kwon Do or Tang Su Do?) were working on some bat'leth forms. (When I find the source info, I'll edit this post.)
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