Discussion in 'Misc. Sword Arts' started by arnisador, Apr 2, 2007.
That is nice!
my instructor Dominador Ferrer of kalantiaw defense any kind of strike the opponent deliver just strike the weapon hand and fight is over. Thats very true if you are using a bladed weapon whatever direction the opponent strike is coming the path of the strike will be redirected if you strike the weapon hand. Even better if you back up to avoid the attack while at the same time your blade is connecting to his attacking arm. Not just connecting your striking it. We just use padded sticks when practicing it cause it damn hurts even with padded stick
Questions of sword to sword contact.
There are two princples in blade fighting:
A. Weapon contact
This weapon contact is executed while on medium range . it serves as a guide to enter to close range. But there are two types of contact, one is the deflection going outside upon contact and the second is the diffusion going towards the neck or body.
Don't use the sharp edged to contact another edged use the flat side of the blade. The blade must originate from the top load position dropping to the incoming blade in full gravitational force. This moment of force will instantly change the direction of the opponents blade giving an opening for a slash or speed thrust to the throat.
B. Non-weapon contact
Non-weapon contact is the accurate calculation in releasing the diagonal slash slightly opposite to the incoming diagonal slash doubling the speed of the incoming slash that will accurately hit the wrist or the inside right arm if right handed. This is an avoidance to make contacts with the other blade . This executed on long range to long range. At the point of releasing the counter slash take a step 45 degrees to the right and if he is left handed take a 45 degrees left. Occupy the space at the center leaving no space for the opponent to move since the medium area is filled with multiple slash and thurst, that movement by the opponent to raise or change his blade is impossible. This is a mjor function in our Capsula Methodica.
C. An intention to penetrate from Long to Medium range to Close range is subject to the technical control of the weapon, technical control means the strength in holding the blade, how the blade is tempered, weight of the blade, length of the blade, how much time did you master your own blade, what power development to make your blade contact powerful that upon contact the other will break or fall from the hands of the opponent.
D. As a blade fighter, you tighten your Balls with a string so that you will never falter during encounter, you don't shock on the first sight of the glitering ginunting or talibong.
E. Practice like a Mad pitbull if your heart is weak don't ever talk about blade fighting. Meaning you must have a killers Instinct
On the principles of Thrust to Thrust:
Is it advisable to use deflection or diffusion process in the case of a foil or thin and semi rounded sword.Yes it is still acceptable in some cases but not all the time . The timing to enter is subject to speed , timing , accuracy and precision. Foot work strategy is important.
Still consider the ranges . This method of fighting mobility is the key to win.
By : Gt Gaje
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