These Swords Will Mess You Up

These Swords Will Mess You Up

The martial art Kalaripayattu is elegant and beautiful. Those flexible swords the two men are wielding? Goodness, they're scary.

In the below video, via Boing Boing, you can see whiplike swords called urumi in action. The weapons, apparently, are difficult to master as they can accidentally cause serious injury.

I can't imagine how difficult — or dangerous — it is to do a performance like this without unintentionally hurting your partner. And I don't want to imagine what would happen if you did.


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