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Lancelot Chan
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep, 2007 8:12 am    Post subject: Highlight video: German longsword master strikes         Reply with quote

A highlight video of the 5 master cuts from German Longsword system applied in full contact free sparring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4QHvxjQxXQ

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep, 2007 9:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Interesting. I could have lived without the cheezy background music though Wink
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep, 2007 12:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for that video. I liked the 'as applied' look at the master-cuts.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the "as applied" look too.

As a beginner, I tended to freeze when the first direction of motion did not contact the opponent. In the video, there is rapid follow up (in bind, pivot, or second direction) that almost immediately yields a contact as a result of the advantage gained from the initial motion.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes. As single-shot, they work mostly against inexperienced fencers. But as "initial shot followed by other actions" they can be applied against even the masters. :P

BTW, some of the terrain shown in the video was very slippery (dry sandy ground) and resulted in the less aggressive footwork to compensation for stability. You may notice that the part showing the sparring on the rooftop featured the footwork that was more typical to the period manuals.

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I like the "as applied" look too.

As a beginner, I tended to freeze when the first direction of motion did not contact the opponent. In the video, there is rapid follow up (in bind, pivot, or second direction) that almost immediately yields a contact as a result of the advantage gained from the initial motion.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct, 2007 4:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I always appreciate the video taping of such events. You get much more information than you do from still photos for sure! Good point about the footing, and all the more reason to train in as many different locales as possible.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good tight, swift zwerch there Lance, good krumphau too.
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