Hi everyone,

I'm new to posting here, but have been reading here for a while. I was wondering if anybody would be able to help me out.

Yesterday, I recieved double broadswords from my instructor. We didn't have time to actually go over the specifics of them. However, I have used escrima sticks, a single broadsword, and a metal katana, so I have some experience with double weapons and bladed weapons. The thing is the cloth at the end of the sword (I'm not sure what that is called - sorry) gets in the way of the blades sometimes. My single broadsword has no cloth. Could anyone share some pointers for the double broadswords? I know that I should ask my instructor, but I will not see him for a while, and I would like to practice some basic strikes, spins, ect. Any help would be appreciated.