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For the Fighters - Heavy

Ideas from Duke Sir Cornelius, Sir Phillipe and others

Harness

Armour:

Shield

Sword

Basics of Sword fighting - Heavy

Grip: Do not hammer grip. This cause your own muscles to fight the shot and will tire you out (Ok-to-go)

Stance

Movement

Shots

Combination Shots

The Fight

Space and Range
  • Long/medium/short/corp a corp
  • Space is needed for any shot to complete
  • You can create this space.
  • You can allow your opponent to create this space and use it to your advantage
  • keep your comfortable distance, not your opponents
Fakes
  • Hand fakes
  • Arm fakes
  • Body or shoulder fakes
  • Slow down and be convincing (commit)
Redirection
  • In shot - same shot angle change
  • Change shot - new shot mid throw
  • Set up shots to look the same
Offensive shield
  • Hook, press, snag
  • Work with opponents movement
  • Be ready to abort
  • Subtlety is key
Now What?
  • Remember your basics
  • Min-Max - combat is about the mind game and math
  • Shield - Sword - Stance
  • Tempo - can mean both time and distance (Feori)
  • Fight you pace - rest when you want - Don't let your opponent rest on his time
  • Learn to plan combinations mid fight
No Mind
  • If you expect nothing; you are ready for anything
  • Always return to fundamentals

Other Things

  • HAVE FUN
  • Look good - fight well
  • 'The horse, the gear, the man'
  • Keep a training/combat diary
  • We are a western martial art - a philosophical foundation (Chivalry)
  • Core strength is vital
  • General fitness and armour fitness
  • Train well, train often
  • Read some historical manuals
  • Banner/pennant
Need to know more?

corneliusvonbecke@mac.com

sirphillipe@hotmail.com