Hi guys.. I was thinking about some of the movements I doing. Some of them are slicing motions and some are chopping motions. Now I know that chopping is something that machetes are good at, but looking at some of the traditional FMA blades they don't look like they are suited to chopping. Here is a link to a bunch. http://www.traditionalfilipinoweapons.com/Sandata.html I notice some of them are very machete like and make sense to use a chopping motion. However a good number of them were not machete like, and looked more like traditional swords that would be cut and thrusting swords. Not suited to chopping. So do the thinner swords, chop as well as slice, or is it case of having different techniques for different available swords? Can machetes cut/slice? Just trying to get a wrap around the reason for some of the movements. Thanks guys.