Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

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.


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 Matz 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.