I was just reading that guy's post history and when I returned to the topic, you'd edited it. The fact is, I got to read what he said. Yay! I'm special!
Anyway, back on topic. I've pretty much got everything perfect in it, except for this one part.
[14:10] Masamune, the peaceful blade, forged by a peaceful
smithy, was said to be so strong, when placed in a river, leaves would
float AROUND it. Murasame, on the other hand, forged by a student of
the Masamune smith, was created with destruction in mind. It would cut
leaves when standing in a river, the opposite of the friendly Masamune.
[14:10] * Trillis has joined #VAcademy
[14:10] Anything else? I believe class is about done ^_^
[14:11] so when you mentioned weapons bonding with the
wielder...in this case, it would mean the the wielder would have, lets
say, a peacefull state of mind if they were to wield the masamune?
[14:11] Indeed. Masamune wouldn't drive them into a killing
spree, to put it bluntly, but the blade itself would have effect on the
That very last message. Did you mean to say Masamune, because it seems more fitting of Marasume. I picked that up when reading over it and even thought it's just a little trival thing, I just wanted to change it if you had made a mistake. If that's what you meant, maybe I'm just braindead and misunderstand. Maybe in a month or so when I'm awake again I might understand =P
Anyway, once I get that cleared up it'll be done.
Oh, and btw, it ended up similar to the old old Chi articles. As in...
DD: Hi people
Defender: Yeah, whatever, teaching
Other guy: Question thingy!
However, I only put a name when a new person started talking. I also gave names to students, but put "(Student)". Next to it. You know what, I'll just quote part.
DraconicFeathers (Student): How would one apply that with a steel sword? Would it be similar, but with adjustments to match the wavelength of steel, or completely different?
Darkduck: With a 'live' blade it is a lot different. Perhaps Ill answer that in a later session if you dont mind.
Time to continue then. There is a moment that the two energies come together. This moment is quite hard to describe, you will have to settle for "believe me, you'll notice alright". At that point, that bokken adjusts to your needs, and becomes one with your energy in an instant. On an energetic ground, you and the bokken have become one, your energy completely in the bokken, but the bokken also in you, allowing you to "understand the blade".
With practice, it will become easier and easier to quickly bond with the sword. If you break your training, there will be a lot of your energy still residing in the bokken, as it has become YOUR weapon. Literally. Close off in whatever way you see fitting. Be sure to bow in respect. I hope this short guide on Aiki with weaponry was informative. ^_^
Defender: Sidenote: And this applies to my section as well. When doing something like this, it is VITALLY important that you are able to bond with your weapon very quickly. If you are actually in a fight you will need to act instantly, without even thought.
Darkduck: Indeed. With practice, it doesn't even take an action anymore, the moment you touch that particular weapon, you are one with it.
There's just a whole clunk I found somewhere, to demonstrate what I mean. If you want, I can change the formatting before I send it away to you if you don't particularly like the way I did it. Up to you.
So anyway, clear up the above thing about Masamune and Murasame, tell me if the formatting style is alright and then I'll finish it all up and send it off. Coolies. ^_^