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Message no. 1
From: Patrick Goodman <remo@***.NET>
Subject: [OT] Martial arts for blind character
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 16:55:59 -0500
This isn't for Shadowrun; this is for a story I'm writing. I just don't
feel like wasting the resource this particular room offers. I've set my
Reply-To to override the list for this post; in case that doesn't work,
please reply privately to remo@***.net and not to the list.

I've got a blind woman in one of my stories, and she's studying an
unspecificed martial art as a means of self-defense. She's been
studying for a number of years, so she's reasonably proficient. I'm
not, however. I remember taking a little bit of judo when I was in the
second grade, and I never got very good at it.

What would be a martial art that a blind woman might study? And what
are the rankings, if any, in that particular art? She's not top of the
line, but she's pretty good.

Thanks for your kind indulgence; please, reply privately if the Reply-To
doesn't override the list for this post.

Message no. 2
From: Michael Broadwater <neon@*******.EDU>
Subject: Re: [OT] Martial arts for blind character
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 17:15:37 -0500
Personally, I'd say Wing Chun Kung Fu would be a could one. My Sifu
(master) was legally blind, but not completely. Wing Chun is a hard, fast
style designed to be simple and effective. Part of out training
concentrated on sensitivity. Feeling your opponent without seeing them,
and from their touch, being able to tell what they can do. I have seen my
sifu spar with four students while blindfolded, and they couldn't touch him.

If you're interested, I can send you the address of some WC sites on the web.

Mike Broadwater
"Unarmed fighting is what I do between clips."
-- Sifu George Vance
Message no. 3
From: Michael Broadwater <neon@*******.EDU>
Subject: Re: [OT] Martial arts for blind character
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 17:16:34 -0500

Mike Broadwater
Member of the Blackhand, White Wolf's Official Demo Team
Message no. 4
From: Spike <u5a77@*****.CS.KEELE.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: [OT] Martial arts for blind character
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 08:10:10 +0100
And verily, did Michael Broadwater hastily scribble thusly...


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