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A meteor hammer is a very old but very simple Chinese weapon that consists of a metal weight (the one shown here is 1.2lb), a length of rope that can vary from 4-18ft, and a flag that both helps the user and distracts the opponent. The work demonstrated here is more for flash and flair than combative purposes, but does help to showcase the spontaneous speed and force that can be generated at a moments notice! Real combative work is significantly less flashy, and revolves around consistently controlling space as it's user lashes our at unexpected times and angles. Meteor hammers are the embodiment of the saying, "the best defense is a good offense" as they lack a lot of options that we would consider for traditional defensive work. However it's worth noting that what they lack in traditional defense they more that make up for in versatility, beating able to to some things that other tools of it's time just couldn't. That versatility comes at a cost however, as due to its unique construction and flexible nature new lerners are much more likely to harm themselves rather than anyone else for at least the first few months. While there are SOME depictions of this tool being used on a battlefield (shown as a sort of tertiary tool on horseback) and other depictions in a military tools manual from the same era (shown with a length of chain to prevent it from being cut), meteor hammers probably found much more use as concealed and improvised tools for guards, assasins, and swords for hire! While the tools we have and use today may have the upper hand in terms of ease of use and internal damage, disrespecting a chunk of metal moving at 60+mph that can reach anywhere at any time inside of a 12ft range (used by someone who knows what they're doing) is a mistake I do not hope to ever make. #benseiarmy #meteorhammer #martialarts #kungfu #ropedart #ropedartacademy #foryou #fyp
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A meteor hammer is a very old but very simple Chinese weapon that consists of a metal weight (the one shown here is 1.2lb), a length of rope that can vary from 4-18ft, and a flag that both helps the user and distracts the opponent. The work demonstrated here is more for flash and flair than combative purposes, but does help to showcase the spontaneous speed and force that can be generated at a moments notice! Real combative work is significantly less flashy, and revolves around consistently controlling space as it's user lashes our at unexpected times and angles. Meteor hammers are the embodiment of the saying, "the best defense is a good offense" as they lack a lot of options that we would consider for traditional defensive work. However it's worth noting that what they lack in traditional defense they more that make up for in versatility, beating able to to some things that other tools of it's time just couldn't. That versatility comes at a cost however, as due to its unique construction and flexible nature new lerners are much more likely to harm themselves rather than anyone else for at least the first few months. While there are SOME depictions of this tool being used on a battlefield (shown as a sort of tertiary tool on horseback) and other depictions in a military tools manual from the same era (shown with a length of chain to prevent it from being cut), meteor hammers probably found much more use as concealed and improvised tools for guards, assasins, and swords for hire! While the tools we have and use today may have the upper hand in terms of ease of use and internal damage, disrespecting a chunk of metal moving at 60+mph that can reach anywhere at any time inside of a 12ft range (used by someone who knows what they're doing) is a mistake I do not hope to ever make. #benseiarmy #meteorhammer #martialarts #kungfu #ropedart #ropedartacademy #foryou #fyp
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