Post by Nero Attoru on Jun 12, 2017 7:59:35 GMT -5
Hey everyone, I recently received a suggestion from one of our esteemed Apprentices, and wanted to get it going here on the forum. She had some ideas for TPLA Live shows (which have recently returned to our channel), and wanted to share them. On that note, I wanted to encourage ALL of you to submit your ideas! Keep in mind, our Council may have several decades worth of martial arts experience, but at the end of the day... we're a bunch of dorks, and love to discuss all kinds of topics related to Star Wars and lightsaber combat.
Anyway, please feel free to post your ideas here! Don't be shy, there are no ideas too silly for us to consider at least.
I done put these in the thread D. Nonymous started, but here they are again.
Topic Suggestion 1: Flash vs Fundamentals. In the prequels we saw very flashy choreography, and the reverse grip keeps coming up, yet in Rebels, and the new films, we see a return to no nonsense fighting. For example Vader vs. Kanan in Rebels was fewer blows, lots of time in the bind, yet very intense, and Vader shows why the most important thing to do in a sword fight is hold center. Yet the flashy Sith Darth Maul dies to Kenobi in Rebels, because he gives up center with what is essentially a hail marry hilt bash to the face, and all Kenobi has to do is hold center.
Topic Suggestion 2: Stances and Guards. What is a stance, what is a guard, define both and compare/contrast. Also, the Obi Wan Soresu stance, which we do see similar positions in some real world Martial Arts and TPLA, is this for example, a stance, a guard, both, neither, a taunt perhaps? Furthermore, just because something is a stance or guard, should you fight with it, and if so, when?
Topic Suggestion 3: Weapons Locker Live/Tools of Training. Favorite Lightsaber hilts, old and new, plus favorite swords, steel/metal weapons, sharp or blunt, as well as favorite training weapons such as bokken, sticks, etc.
I think effectively if we can "work" or at least think a bit on advance on the topics who will be treated during the Live it can help to have a better content to show (and, for the non native english speakers, maybe we can be "better" ^^).
Maybe we can discuss about how we can improve our pedagogic materials ? Put some priorities on these improvements (per example filming a new teaching video but which forms/achievements need it first ?) ? What we can propose to help to attain a better (self)training ?
Desalon Manshad: Happy Friday and May the Fourth be with you all!! I'll see if I can get some Shii Cho Formula primer reps in when I get the chance!
May 4, 2018 13:25:35 GMT -5
BRAWLER: Hope everyone had a great May the 4th!
May 4, 2018 22:41:35 GMT -5
Desalon Manshad: Hey Everyone, little heads up, I might not be able to train for a little, recently got back from this overnight hospital trip from this episode my body had due to dehydration and overheating/overdressing, so my right arm and shoulder are pretty bruised atm
Jun 2, 2018 14:40:23 GMT -5
Desalon Manshad: But I'll be sure to train when I'm able to! Hope everyone is having a great day and May the Force be With You!
Jun 2, 2018 14:40:55 GMT -5
Furiora Helseare: Wow, been a while huh? my costrocondritis got super bad so I was basically bed ridden for the last couple of months, but I think it's finally on the way out. Not going to be training for a while yet just to make sure I don't aggravate it.
Jun 2, 2018 20:01:20 GMT -5
Furiora Helseare: Looking forward to resuming my training though
Jun 2, 2018 20:01:30 GMT -5
Desalon Manshad: Hello! Lately my arm has been feeling better, so I should be good for doing some more primer training
Jul 22, 2018 21:18:29 GMT -5
BRAWLER: Hello all! Summer is here in full swing! I hope everyone is taking advantage of the beautiful weather and getting outside for their saber practice! Hope to see everyone post up online, what we've been working on.
Jul 24, 2018 10:12:05 GMT -5
DarthRevic: hello all
Jul 30, 2018 16:54:55 GMT -5
BRAWLER: Hello Darth Revic! How goes the training?
Jul 31, 2018 9:55:58 GMT -5
Furiora Helseare: Because I'm still struggling with the saber position due to my huge gut (that I will one day get rid of), is the saber required to be facking backwards during front stance?
Aug 2, 2018 14:01:39 GMT -5
BRAWLER: Keep at it Furi!! Slow and steady friend, progress will come! 😊
Aug 4, 2018 7:17:49 GMT -5
Mitchell Theron Patrick: Hello, I’m new to the idea of lightsaber dueling and I still need to get a lightsaber. I was wondering if TPLA still conducts classes as I live in Michigan.
Oct 18, 2018 3:43:47 GMT -5
Mitchell Theron Patrick: If anything comes up or you have tips/suggestions for me, please message me. Thank you!
Oct 18, 2018 3:46:59 GMT -5
Dark Angelus: Greetings to all. I am already in a class called River City Jedi. Learned so much already and they do use TPLA as part of their guide lines and forms.
Dec 12, 2018 10:28:19 GMT -5