Now I am totally expecting the Lady to laugh, or tilt her head and smile, “Are you now?” – Ha!
oooh, painting=battling? Fighting has often been compared with dancing and Swordplay compared to calligraphy (I can’t find the exact quote now, so will hit play on ‘crouching tiger hidden dragon’ tonight…after my KungFu training).
It looks like the Lady is doing a Sword Form(or Kata). In fact, I’ve seen those stances in the Tai-Chi Sword From at my school! AWESOME:-)
Do we finally get an answer to that question? It’s been on my mind for a while too!
Painting isn’t battling. Painting is an art. I think what the lady is saying is, at their core, the arts of painting and swordplay — at least the way she taught them — require the same mindset, and form the same expression of will and beauty on the world.
But what she means by ‘painting’ probably isn’t the same as what we do.
As far as Rona, I’m expecting the Lady to say something like “What you are is not for ME to say, dear.”
As usual, the more the Lady reveals, The more obscure she becomes.
Albert: Kung Fu forms (karate kata’s etc) are the Arts side of the Martial world. some practitioners train it as a dance, I learn it as one would learn opening chess moves…use the exact set of moves if applicable, but generally apply the principles behind the set of moves. Either way, Martial or Art, the forms look beautiful….ok, this depends on the individual practitioners skill.
In this case, I could say that painting=battlling because the hand/wrist motions could look similar whether you wield a paint brush or a sword.
and I didn’t get a chance to hit that play button:-( my wife put on the brakes…”not THAT movie again!”
I think sword-fighting can be an art – it can be creative, you can learn it, but at the same time you need to have some kind of skill with it to become a master. It’s just a different type of art to that which creates. And yet, that which creates can also destroy….
And now we come to the million dollar question!! Is Rona a Nemsiiki?!
@xcal Indeed swordfigthting style was compared to caligraphy in “Hero” a chinese movie about the union on china under one ruler, and the rebellion against him, starring Jet Li.
And again yes, her stances look, but are not exactly like the tai chi positions for “horse bows down to drink water”, “birds fly to pass the night” and “rhino looks at moon(holding the moon” There´s a lot of time since I don´t go to class so those names may vary, so http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/sword32.htm
Anyone reading my comments who remember TL looking for peace and quiet to be near the orbs to cast a SPELL? Perhaps the sword enables her to more strongly work her magic and it requires symbols, etcetera to be drawn w/the sword, eg: painting?
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