Didn't I see this in a movie once? You have two broken pictures there that look like they could be informative to the article. Any plans on replacing them?--Kendricks Redtail 01:52, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
- I'll remove the links to the missing pictures. The uploader was asked about the copyright status without reply. If you know where to get an appropriate freely licensed picture, then feel free to add it. --Rat 07:20, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
Kaparjutsu vs. Gun Kata
I alluded to this in my previous comment here, but I wanted to get further into it. Both Kaparjutsu and Gun fu, or more specifically Gun Kata are fundamentally the same thing. Whereas the former is claimed to have been developed by Joshua the Samurai and Fox Champion, the latter was conceived by writer/director Kurt Wimmer and choreographer Jim Vickers. You may have seen Gun Kata in recent films such as Equilibrium and Ultraviolet. You can also read more off Wikipedia at the official site of the martial art http://www.gunkatta.com/home.htm Both Kaparjutsu and Gun Kata involve memorization of possible trajectories for dodging and aiming as well as close-range melee. In essence, they are the same thing, just with different claims of origin. --Kendricks Redtail 02:44, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
Origins of Kaparjutsu
I should clear the water here, I created Kaparjutsu as a story element in the "Kapar Saga" and a series of comics I plan to relese. I never claimed to come up with the idea of a Gun-based Martial art. I came up with the idea after watching old westerns where gunfighting WAS an art, while Kaparjutsu is very similar conceptualy to Gun Kata but are ultimately visualy diferent. Gun Kata is based more on Kung-fu with guns, and Kaparjutsu is more just quick draws that don't really look to much like any martial art. A Gunsligher is more aptt to just whip the gun out and fire instead of doing anyhitng fancy, purhaps a little bravado you'd see in old westers would be in order. Also, the Mele elemnets of Gun Kata are part of the art, kaparjutsu itself is based around the drawing, firing and reloading of the gun and dousn't include hand to hand fighting. Kapar users can be either good or bad at Hand-to-hand combat; Some excell at it, others are useless at close quarters. I should try to clarify this in the article, the way I originaly depicted it, it DID wind up sounding alot like Gun-Kata. I assure you this was unintentonal and if you read The Shulamite you'll find Gun Kata and Kaparjutsu to be noticibly dissimilar. And on a side note the 24 movements that made up the "Gun Kata" refer to the fact that "kata" is japanese for "movements" or "Colletion of movments" after seeing Equalibrium, In my next book I'm changing the name of this practice to the "Gun Sutra" again, I should probably enter this into the article to clarify things.
--Joshua The Samurai 03:07, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
- Stay with your name, because if you change it like that, then it looks a bit more like you're copying. I'm very sure that this is all unintentional, but the point is that perhaps you should clear up the differences between your art and the real martial art. Acknowledge that the two closely resemble each other, then explain the fundamental differences.--Kendricks Redtail 03:17, 21 February 2007 (UTC)