TECH: SPIN-ESCAPES

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TECH: SPIN-ESCAPES

Even though spin moves are somewhat advanced, they are a good opportunity, even for beginners, to learn to use both their hands, and get used to the ambidexterity that is afforded in Lightspeed-saber.

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TECH: TANDEM GRIP

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TECH: TANDEM GRIP

Today we'll be working on the principal advantage of the tandem grip: power. Since power is not that important in "real lightsaber combat", we'll focus on how this relates to Lightspeed-saber, which is in matters of blade to blade defense, in particular, tandem deflectors and ripostes.

AUXILIARY - 3 rounds warmup

  • 8x 5-slash advancing sequence
  • 8x 5-slash retreating sequence
  • 270 ft sprint

EXAMPLES

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FURTHER STUDY

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TACTICS: FORCE-FENCING

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TACTICS: FORCE-FENCING

Force users are supposed to have a certain amount of precognition, which explains why they are able to stop blaster bolts. In today's lesson, we'll learn how to "force a play", which makes it seem almost like you can see the future. In reality, of course, we make our own future!

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SEQUENCE: THE HUNTER QUINTET

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SEQUENCE: THE HUNTER QUINTET

Hunt​​​​​​​er refers to a training game where only the gloves, hilt, mask, and shoes are target. It offers a safe and beginner-friendly way to practicing offense and defense in the three major target elevations (high, middle, and low). The quintet is a …

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COMBINATION: DRAW-SHIELD-6 RIPOSTE

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COMBINATION: DRAW-SHIELD-6 RIPOSTE

Today we're practicing one of my favorite combinations, the draw-Shield-6 riposte. Most of the time I use it to draw an attack when they think I'm vulnerable. There are three steps. Repeat it twice to practice it on both sides of the body and with both hands.

You can actually see me use parts of this combination at the start of the Shields video linked below.

COMBINATION

  • (inside Jedi guard)
  • Passing cut
  • Shield-6
  • Flat lunge sweep
 Inside Jedi Guard

Inside Jedi Guard

 Shield 6

Shield 6

 Passing cut

Passing cut

 Flat lunge

Flat lunge

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EXERCISE - TAG O' WAR

FURTHER STUDY

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TECH: BOLT-ACTION

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TECH: BOLT-ACTION

Today we're working on the bolt: when to use it and how to respond to it. We'll also learn to use Fool's Guard. Do this one at home if you can't attend.

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