Hi everyone, Luis Preto has been doing some video tips for sword fencing.
His system is based on jogo do pau, the traditional and living staff fencing art that applies easily to sword fencing basics.
I think this is very interesting to anyone studying sword or staff fencing specially of european origins.
Striking Speed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-zsbj9ZgxI
This shows how full rotational strikes should be performed from a forward poiting guard. in a effortless and fast way.
Training conditions & combat skillhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QiqZdIfWrE
How speed affects the difficulty of doing different parries.
On correct distance and how one should practice striking to get used to distance.
Why one should step back with the front leg.
Managing striking speed in traininghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn7NEfPbojM
practicing at a controlled speed and maximum speed and on using protective gear.
Combat against several opponents: First principlehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6WqNHeRpIk
My favorite, this shows basic principle of fighting against several opponenst when surrounded by both sides. This is probably the oldest stick fencing practice of jogo do pau and is described in historical fencing Iberian manuals from the 16th and 17th centuries.
hope you like it!