To successfully use the rope dart and meteor hammer the user must manipulate the rope or chain with their legs, arms, shoulders and body. It is a weapon which is very physically demanding, however, it does utilize the full range of the human body to strike. This unpredictability makes the weapon very dangerous for it's opponents... and for the user themselves. To practice the rope dart only use a safe practice rope dart made from some rope and a tennis ball attached to the end. I can't stress to use that safety rope dart enough. Even with a tennis ball, it still freakin' hurts. Believe me!
For intensive purposes, the rope dart and meteor hammer have very similar techniques. This tutorial is built and suitable for practitioners of the rope dart and the meteor hammer. This tutorial centers around the forwards knee strike. The knee strike almost provides the same amount of impact as a knee strike, however, it's advantage is in minimal movement which means for a quicker strike as well as requiring less room to execute.
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