Martial Arts Companion

Harmimau Pentjak-Silat Basic Martial Arts Style 30 style points Description The uneven and slippery ground found in the region of Sumatra has had a great influence on the development of this martial art. The Harimau or tiger fighter considers an upright posture during combat as ineffective it is easily to lose one's balance on the slippery ground. The stylist prefers to get close to the ground. In some cases the stylist hugs the ground, using his legs, arms, and his back, side, or belly for...

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Momentum and speed generated by each other to overwhelm the defenses of an opponent. The almost rhythmic nature of the timing of the strikes leads to the name of Two Instruments to describe this boxing style. Despite the very aggressive foundation behind the striking techniques used in this style, it remains an internal style that focuses on the use inner energy to provide power behind the blows. A skilled adept of this art can generate an exhausting array of attacks without seeming winded...

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Calm Animal I Caster can calm one animal to a passive, non-threatening state. The animal will remain calm until provoked, or until one hour passes. This spell ceases if the animal is provoked. 2. Effortless Passing Caster can move through undergrowth and forested areas with little hindrance. Any attempts to track the caster are modified by -20 to represent the difficulty in finding his trail. 3. Summon Fire Caster can summon a small flame. Once summoned, this...

Common character themes

When designing a campaign for the players it is important to carefully consider each player's goals and integrate these goals into the campaign structure. Ideally each player will have certain goals for his character that can tie in with other player goals to move the campaign forward with minimal effort by the Gamemaster. There are several character themes that are particularly appropriate to martial artists. These themes would make good individual goals for martial artists within the campaign...

Chi master e

The Chi Master has dedicated himself to leaning how to focus the energy of his mind and body to perform supernatural feats. The years of dedication and training required to reach the levels of mastery and control necessary have imbued the him with a strong will and tireless energy. Through inner stillness we gain self-enlighten-ment a calm pond will reflect the moon. Anger w, and violence block our awareness turbulent waters reveal nothing. Time to Acquire 81 months Starting Money normal...

Martial arts challenger i

The martial arts challenger is a character who lives and breathes in the martial arts world. He strives to prove himself the most skilled and powerful practitioner of his style of martial arts. By defeating all of the other martial artists in the area, he seeks to improve his reputation and the reputation of his chosen martial arts. Often the martial arts challenger seeks to build his reputation in order to open his own martial arts school. I am known as the outstanding youth in this district....

Asian Martial Arts

This is a brief discussion of the history of Asian martial arts. The great Songshan Shaolin Temple and monastery at the foot of the Songshan Mountains of Central China is the place where Chinese martial arts are believed to have taken root. Although there exists scholarly doubt about the accuracy of this legend, it is widespread among the martial arts community. It is believed that an Indian monk by the name of Bodhidharma arrived to teach the Chinese a new approach to Buddhism that involved...

And Malaysian Martial Arts

The region of Indonesia and Malaysia is home to many different types of combat systems. For example, Indonesia's three thousand islands are spread across three thousand miles of ocean encompassing many different kinds of weapon systems - from the Batak of Sumatra's expertise with the blowpipe to the Sea Dayaks of Boreno use of the mandau long knife . The kris is considered to be the national weapon of both Indonesia and Malaysia. It is a double-edged dagger a length of 12 to 16 inches. The...

Historical Martial Arts

A martial art is an individual fighting style that is systematized and defined in a formal manner. Martial arts require long practice and rigid self-discipline to master. With this discipline comes the mental focus and accuracy necessary for success. Examples of martial arts can be found throughout history and legend from David's smiting of Goliath with his sling to the accounts of ancient Chinese fighting masters. The skills and techniques employed in martial arts are different from those used...

Martial Arts Styles

The slow rhythmic beating of the drum began as the two masters bowed to each other from opposite sides of the rough dirt ring. Arrayed in a semi-circle behind their masters, their students held banners and signs proclaiming the strength and power of their schools. One master was a slender young man in a white robe embroidered with wading and flying cranes. I later learned his name was Chu Ho and that he was the youngest man to be awarded the rank of master of the Imperial Tiger style in over...

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This sub-section contains descriptions of all weapons that deliver their damage at a distance but do not use a mechanical device to propel the weapon using the thrower's skill alone . The flying claw is a weapon used in certain types of Chinese martial arts. The flying claw consists of a metal weight, stylized to resemble a claw, attached to a long cord or light metal chain. The flying claw is used to ensnare an opponent and draw him off balance in order to leave him vulnerable to other...

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Tetsubo Drills

Tetsubo-jutsu Iron Staff Basic Weapon Style 30 style points Description The tetsubo was a solid iron bar used in much the same manner as a staff. The tetsubo was of varying lengths and shapes. It often had a circular or hexagonal cross-section. The bar would taper from one end to the narrower handle. This weapon required immense physical strength to wield properly and could be dangerous to the wielder if not treated with respect. The art of tetsubo-jutsu concentrated on using and maintaining...