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Jeroen Averhals




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan, 2008 1:09 pm    Post subject: solo drill         Reply with quote

Best wishes to everyone,

I've been training western swordmanship for three years on a weekly base but recently I've got another job and it is impossible to train every week. Still I want to keep my swordmanship at the same level so I do a lot of solo exercises at home.
I mostly practise the moulinette-strikes (slow with a lot of attention to the footwork), changing guards with the proper footwork and hitting the pell for sword-control (full force strike at the pell and only touching it lightly).

Do you know any other solo drills I can do at home?

Thanks,

Jeroen Averhals

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan, 2008 1:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Jeroen,
What style of swordsmanship? There are some drills which are better for certain styles than others.

Other than that, target practice is always good: Practice thrusts against a marked target, divide your pell into quadrants, etc. Go through the plays of whatever style you practice without a weapon in hand, then later with the weapon in hand. Drill in front of a mirror. And certainly don't forget the physical fitness aspect: Aerobic exercise, push ups, etc.

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Jeroen Averhals




Location: Flanders, Belgium
Joined: 16 Feb 2007
Reading list: 2 books

Posts: 66

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jan, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The styles I train are bastard sword and scottish baskethilted broadsword with shield/dagger.

With the bastard sword we train both german and italian moves.

thanks,

Jeroen Averhals

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