Sports, fitness, and swordplay
videogames let people try risky new endeavors without having to suffer consequences common to learning, or failing at, such activities, said Interpret vice president of videogame research Michael Cai.
Relatively little has been written covering Samurai sword fighting techniques: here ninja grandmaster provides both a history of the art of Japanese swordplay
, rich in biographical surveys and cultural insight, and a survey of classical techniques used in two-sword fighting.
There are modest heroes rising to greatness and Valkyrie queens and arrogant young rulers and a cursed treasure and dragons and wicked potions and icky blood rites and ancient curses and swordplay
The feisty Welsh actress has rediscovered her love of swashbuckling swordplay
for The Legend Of Zorro, the sequel to The Mask Of Zorro, the film that made her an international star in 1998.
Notable runners Previous course-and-distance winner Swordplay
will be bidding to follow up his odds-on Killarney victory over this trip earlier this month.
Gladiator (DreamWorks, 2000) There's swordplay
aplenty in Ridley Scott's swashbuckler about murder, intrigue, and vengeance in the Roman Empire.
Politicians used to revel in indulging in verbal swordplay
with raucous critics at the back of the hall during political meetings.
The wuxia pian ("films of chivalric combat") that in the late '60s and early '70s dominated Shaw Brothers' releases embodied the oldest of traditions, extending from classic novels like the seventeenth-century Water Margin (to which Shaw Brothers paid tribute with a 1972 film version followed by the 1973 sequel, All Men Are Brothers) and the melodrama and acrobatics of Chinese opera to the swordplay
and displays of magic that became a staple of Chinese movies from the silent era on.
When he writes a history of swordplay
he therefore speaks with no little first-hand knowledge.
The fairy story would not appear to have a lot in common with The Lord of the Rings' dark fantasy world of hobbits, orcs, sorcery and swordplay
This is a terrifically fun game that lets you battle on the high seas, cannon-fire and swordplay
Rather than embrace this technological advance, the Samurai saw it as a threat to the ritualistic swordplay
that defined their profession.