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Spear vs. Sword.
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(I'm the one on the right.)

The armory is where I keep all things martial. While I own a couple of guns, my main interest has always been in melee weapons - swords, spears, polearms and the like. This has led me into the study of martial arts (not to mention having had a strong effect on my writing). As I finish decorating this room, it will contain pictures of my sword collection, as well as articles on weapons, warfare, and the martial arts (both general, and the specific arts which I study).

My view of the martial arts is fairly broad; I consider greco-roman wrestling, collegiate fencing, and the SCA's light- and heavy-fighting to be legitimate martial arts. My studies have included Tong Long (Northern Seven-Star Praying Mantis) Kung Fu and Ba Qua (Eight Trigrams) Kung Fu. I am currently a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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