- Oct 19, 2002
Well now I'm all manner of flattered, Dwight!Thanks FSCJedi.
Glad you did that, I went back and read it all again and got some more ideas.
Yeah, I know what you mean. The knife fights that went on for minutes seemed a little unrealistic to me, but that's really why I liked the 'hawk sequence - it was just brutal, vicious, and to the point. Death usually in three moves or less.I finally looked at the Sama Sama event. I certainly enjoyed the stuff. The sparing was interesting, and while I'm all for it, someone needs to stop the action after the opponents have stabbed each other 15-20 times. Otherwise no negatives for me. Love the target work and I really liked the idea of being outside and the 'field orientation' of the event. There seems to be some 'Heart' put into this curriculum that you don't see often.
LOL. Well, I hope it goes well, Dwight. I'm sure the finished product will be just fine! Either way, I wanna pre-order it (both the video, and the book... and any training tools you might choose to do as a package deal. hint, hint. )FYI we start training tomorrow on the fight sets and technique sequences for the video. Meeting with Paladin's Video was 100% success. Storyboards and layout for the book are complete (as I'm going get them...ideas keep jumping up) We have a dialoque/script but God knows, we'll never follow it, the whole thing will probably end up like watching 'American Chopper' with everyone yelling at each other.
Oooooh, now I'm very interested! This sounds like what might have actually been used with 'hawk fighting. The American Indians wouldn't have had the benefit of dueling colleges, but we all know they did War-Dance stuff, a lot of it based on Animal movement (if I'm correct). This just keeps getting better, Dwight! I can't wait till I see the final product!At request I've included some footwork both European and some conceptual stuff based on the American Indian War-Dance and Animal movement.
Please, please, PLEASE keep us informed! I know I'm personally hanging on every little tidbit you leak out to us here! Haha.I am trying to stick to some core fundamentals and less to the whiz bang advanced stuff. If you would like I'll keep you guys posted. Just remember there are no guarntees on how this thing will turn out. The book that will be published along the same time will pretty much follow the dvd with lots of sequences. I've been advised that I should not be sharing this stuff on the net but the sincerity and professionalism of this forum . Keep your fingers crossed that we pull this one off, successfully.