Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Training Journal- Day 5

March 21, 2012
Warm Up- N/A
Solo Drills- Lichtenauer guard progression. (2 hr 15 mins incl. Reading and learning)
Partner Drills- Tessitura with Jordan Bo. (5 mins) Basics of side sword with Tay-Tay, further cutting mechanics and basic counters for each quadrant (30 mins)
Slow Work- 45 minutes with Jordan Bo.
Full Speed- N/A
What Worked- as a mental exercise, seeing each attack as moving through a guard. Shoulder cuts with side sword felt smoother during solo work
What Needs Improvement- targeting/alignment on my squalambretti needs improvement. I'm presently cutting too low. The mechanics of my longsword work needs to be verified.
Follow-up for Next Time- Try cutting to a pell to improve alignment?
Other Notes- must practice off hand with rapier, and go through all the online videos. Must drill further with side sword. What IS the difference between Italian and German long sword, anyway?

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