Friday, April 10, 2009

Fantastic Sword Cuts, Seemingly Impossible



Wow!
First of all, these Japanese game show formats just crack me up. But holy crap, it doesn't seem that these stunts are faked. If true, this is the stuff that legends are made of... keep watching, it gets better -

9 comments:

Hand2Hand said...

A regular Ogami Itto! The stuff from which great manga are made!

Charles James said...

DR: The sword saint must be turning over in his grave.

At the end the host is actually touching the blade with his bare hands...ugh, such a breach of etiquette.

Sensei Strange said...

Very cool video. I wonder if this his walks that fine line between martial arts and performance art.

Ikigai said...

Japanese game shows never fail to shock and amaze!

uchi deshi said...

Very cool!

Littlefair said...

Well I can believe it's for real- I'm sure if you train long and hard with the sword (I am a mere beginner!) then it will feel almost as if it's part of you. I don't mean in some mystical way I just think it would feel like an extension of your arm if you practice enough.

Secondly- the show doesn't state how many times it takes him to cut those small objects (it may have been the 10th time!) but either way it's impressive. I reckon this guy has one other ability over and above me: excellent eyesight!


Domo Arigato Gozaimashita!

Dojo Rat said...

Hey, you're right-
It could have taken dozens of attempts to pull off some of those cuts.
--Still, impressive~!

Sensei Strange said...

Exactly, like I said, halfway between martial arts and performance art. A topic I fancy myself an expert on. (I am a performer with a martial arts schtick)

Mighty said...

Is it me or does this dude look like a butch ladies' lady? Credit to his/her sword skills though.