The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Monday, August 12, 2013

A Different Twlight (the Twilight Samurai)

Ok, I have a weakness for samurai movies. This is a clip from The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei).

Seibei has accepted a challenge to a duel on behalf of a lesser skilled friend. His opponent is an abusive samurai of a higher social status who is known for his ability with the sword. Ever polite and self-effacing, Seibei apologizes for being late, but refuses to apologize for the incident that led to the duel.

Watch how well Seibei uses distance to his advantage.


3 comments:

The Strongest Karate said...

Great fight. And nice use of technique in a martial arts battle - cant tell you how much it annoys me when I watch a martial arts movie and see everybody throwing haymakers. >=(

Rick said...

I don't really care for the high wire stuff either.

The Strongest Karate said...

I agree. Very few high wire MA flicks are watchable for me. I like my fighting realistic, and well researched and performed.