This week's sequence is a nice general form built for versatility and transitions. It has very easy footwork and a range of blade movements, including shields, sweeps, and tandem strikes. It contains 9 movements and is appropriate to any blade weight.
1. Retreat Shield-5
2. Back-pivot Diving sweep
3. Advance Flat sweep
4. Advance Shield-9
5. Advance Overhead strike
6. Advance Lateral strike (side of head)
7. Advance Lateral strike (opposite side of head)
8. --- Shield-4
9. Lunge Straight cut
This is a good sequence for showing the many ways that shields turn into attacks, and in the case of movements 3 and 4, vice versa as well.