- Freestyle fencing with the historical arsenal
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Below are some
suggestions for the people new to
you can, learn from the historical sources. People in the past had fought
for their life and developed highly sophisticated techniques.
not everything. Timing and distance are more important. Example below:
left to right, Patrick (left hand side) struck first and fast.
(right hand side) leaned backward to void the strike just by an inch,
showing confidence in timing and distancing.
Lancelot then counter struck at
Patrick once the opponent was unable to move just after the strike.
is shorter than
Bastard Sword. Patrick (right
hand side) started by binding with the opponent's weapon and then rushed in.
the binding, Patrick hooked the
Bastard Sword aside with the
spine and the guard of his Japanese Katana.
Then Patrick finished
with a cut on the head right away.
another fight, Patrick started by rushing and striking simultaneously. This
time Ben had learned the lesson and stayed out of range to make better use
of his longer weapon.
voided Patrick's first attack and then countered by cutting at Patrick's
hand is faster than armed hand due to the lack of loading, but shorter in
reach. Be sure to put your offhand in use when you are holding your weapon
with single hand.
battle, some moves are not feasible without hitting your teammates.
Formation fighting is different from 1 on 1 dueling. Stay tight and fight as
a group are more important than individual skill.
fighting against multiple opponents, some moves that work in 1 on 1 dueling
are not desirable because they would open you up for the opponents' counter
discover more tips along with your sparring. Happy playing and learning.
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