I thank you very much for all of your feedback! Now that my status has been changed to 'Initiate' I shall continue to work on the Primer with the corrections you suggested above and will post a video in the near future with the corrections implemented.
Thank you again!
P.S. For a French Guy I found your English explanations to be very clear and concise!
Post by Furiora Helseare on Mar 2, 2018 8:50:52 GMT -5
First, in future, try and keep all your submissions in one thread to reduce cluter on the forums.
Basic stances and guards look good, however I think you're leaning a little far forward on Dewback rider, I was told to try and keep my lower legs and back at about the same angle. However, later on during your transitions from dewback to kneeling, you show a more alinged one. This is just going off what I'm drawing from what I've been told, the masters may well tell you that you're correct.
Movement all looks good.
I don't know what to say about your strikes personally. Having been told these were an issue on my submissions I'm not really in any position to say anything. Those last couple of shiaks looked more like shiims on the left of camera though.
Zone 1 parries, this might just be me and my bokken training and thus what I'm about to say is incorrect for this system and you're doing it right, but when parrying overhead; you want the blade to be over your head, not your hands and hilt, otherwise that's what's getting hit.
Zone 2 and 3 parries are wide. Notice a lot of people (myself included) make this one. So I'll give the normal answer: "Try to imagine you're fighting inside a box just barly bigger then your body. You want to tap the walls, not break them." OK, that's my version, but you get the idea, right? Drop parries look good though.
Zone 6 doesn't look like it travels far enough to save your back leg from a strike, but that could well be me, take this one with a grain of salt. In fact, take ALL of this with a grain of salt while you wait for someone who knows what they're talking about.
Certainly not a bad attempt. Keep up the good work! Also, just for personal curiosity, what waster are you using? Might be the camera but the tip looks different to most bokken I've seen.
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
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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
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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.
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Furiora Helseare: Looking forward to resuming my training though
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Desalon Manshad: Hello! Lately my arm has been feeling better, so I should be good for doing some more primer training
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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
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