Post by Aigaion-Shen Jetta on Jun 7, 2011 22:29:55 GMT -5
I know this might sound stupid but, me and one of my good friends ACTUALLY started learning how to duel by using wooden swords. Infact i think its a great way to start out, because the wooden swords are actually heavier and that will give you some training with weight. Also WATCH the starwars movies and look at the moves they used. I cannot tell you how many times i have watched mace windu fight darth sidious and anakin fight obi wan. Then me and my friend would usualy go outside after watching a battle and recreate these moves ourselves, and we would practice them A LOT.
Basically the best thing you can do is what i said above. this is a very non expensive way of learning how to duel efficiently, and believe me, me and my friend are really really great at dueling now(not bragging at all.) But if you prefer the other way then go find yourself a good kendo teacher or blademaster and they will teach you some moves also.
Anakin: "You turned her against me!!!"
Obi-wan: "You have done that yourself."
Anakin: "You will not take her from me!!!"
Obi-Wan: "Your anger and lust for power have already done that. You have allowed this "Dark Lord" to twist your mind until now...until now you have become the very thing you swore to destroy."
Depending on what type of wodden swords your using your either using Bokkens, Wasters or Shinai. All of which either Kenjitsu, Iai-Do or european combat or Kendo are great tools of their trade.
I will caution anyone however when starting out please be watchful when using wood, steel or even rubber practice weapons. In the hands of new people or undertrained they can become a big safety risk and if injured makes it hard for professionals like myself to practice in public spaces, without public in general getting worried and police coming to chat and some such.
While SW and other media is great to learn from in some respects(I went into the bussiness thinking Highlander was accurate) it is for entertainment and not an endorsed learning system. Please seek a legal and qualified instructor, school or club. I always love to see people get into the art and philosophy of the sword but keep in mind it will sting you if you do not respect it. I tell everyone that, wheather your someone in a weapons class I'm teaching or an established actor I'm working with on a film set.