Sunday, 25 August 2019

Guidelines to be a Successful Swords Person

attacking with sword

The art of Sword fighting is suppose to be from the ancient past but it still seems to hold a lot of fascination to many in the present era. Sword fighting is very much a fun sport but care should be taken so as to not hurt the person in the opposite. Usage of wooden swords or other harmless types will cause no hurt to people. A healthy competition can be created between friends while learning the fundamentals of sword fighting along with techniques that are both attacking and protective.

The Fundamentals of the Art

  • Being aware of the surrounding environment turns to be a possible advantage that can help with one’s movements such as an attack or a defense in an effective way so as to win.

  1. Having the opponent face the sunlight making it harder for them to see
  2. Being stationary can help with being attacked and also giving opportunities to attack
  3. Nature filled fences such as ocean, cliff, etc., stops routes of escapism.
  4. In Urban areas, an enclosed space will be the best choice.
  • Usage of Both Hands to Hold the Sword. Gripping the sword, as close as the pommel with right hand at the top and left hand at the bottom will give the sword movement a good leverage. This allows a firmer grip on the sword hindering the opponent from knocking out. Keeping the elbows bent and nearer to the body is a better choice of pose.
  • Holding position of the Sword should always be Ready and held upright in front of the body so as to move in when attacked.
  • Body’s position is at a 45 degree angle with the left foot in front of the right allowing one to have a firm grip on the base support to attack.
  • The 8 different angles of attack needs to be learnt, practiced and perfected making it hard for the opponent to beat.

Defense and Attacking Mechanisms in Sword Fighting

  • Move away from the attack from the opponent’s side
  • Create a block so as to go against the move from the attacker
  • Parrying the attackers violence by pushing away the opponent’s sword is a great defense mechanism
  • Taking a few steps backward and then counter attacking the opponent is a good measure.
Avoiding stabs from the opponent, executing the fundamental aggressive movements, rendering a kick against the attacker and having a good control over the fight are a few of the attacking mechanisms that one would be successful in, if trained and practiced well. Accuracy becomes the key factor than power in Sword Fighting.

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