May 2, 2011

Superhuman Samurai - Slicing a Pellet Fired from a BB Gun with a Sword

That little white dot you see in the picture? That's the pellet he cuts with a samurai sword. Holy Shit.
While the arts of Iaido, Kendo, and the like are essentially useless for self defense, they sure are fun to watch. On the other hand, there are the handful of people out there who practice these arts in such a way that they make even the most cynical TMA-critic admit it can be cool. The guy in the video below is one of  those dudes. Watch him slice what seems to be a 10mm pellet midair with a freaking samurai sword.

For shits and giggles, and because I'm a huge geek, I'll represent the reaction of most Traditional Martial Art haters whenever they watch a video like this in the form of Rage Comic faces:

Traditional Martial Arts?
Don't you know they suck?
You're a terrible person for promoting this sort of crap to young martial artists and LARPers!


...that was cool.

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