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  • Use the Pommel, Luke! Wait… why are you trying to unscrew it?! ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    by /u/SchildwachePotsdam on June 21, 2021 at 11:35 am

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  • Movement Help
    by /u/NastyWetSmear on June 21, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Hey, everyone. I’ve got two things I want to ask people about and get your advice on. Two issues I’ve noticed when sparring and my instructors have noticed when drilling: 1) When sparring, I’ve noticed I often end up rooted to the spot. I’ll keep measure when entering an engagement, step wide when initiating an attack… And then everything seems to come to a screaming halt. As an example – Let’s say I’ve seen a chance to close in and I’ve gone for a basic zornhau. It’s blocked and I want to chase up that initiative with an umschlagen. My zornhau is accompanied with a wide step, but after that wide step it seems I just stop moving. I lean around for the umschlagen rather than stepping wide the other way. I look back on the match and instantly say to myself: “You should have disengaged, you both ended up way to close. You should have stepped back and tried to keep the measure”… But in the moment I find myself leaning rather than stepping. I drill the motions correctly. I drill stepping wide, stepping back. Sometimes I’ll even picture the exact same moments of those sparring matches and drill the steps I should have been taking in the hope that it’ll become instinctive, yet when I cross swords again, I always find myself aggressively closing the distance and, rather than moving wide or back, holding my ground like a rock and seemingly refusing to budge. Suggestions? 2) My instructors have identified that my back foot drifts behind my front foot sometimes. I’m pretty sure it’s an issue I’ve resolved, and was primarily caused by a little confusion in how they wanted me facing, but any time I get feedback I want to focus myself on it and make sure I’m taking it in. The instructors are fairly busy – the classes have plenty of people, we only have a certain amount of time before we all have other places to be and things to do so I can’t really ask them for one on one time. My stance feels natural and strong when I’m in it, but I have noticed that my heels are almost in a straight line, while I’m aware that there should be a little more distance between them. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to help compensate? Thanks! If you read through the whole thing, I salute you! submitted by /u/NastyWetSmear [link] [comments]

  • Meyer 1561, 62v – more from Change Guard!
    by /u/Darvick on June 20, 2021 at 9:09 pm

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  • How to train HEMA without a partner?
    by /u/PrejudicedPizza on June 20, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    I live in Puerto Rico, where, as far as I know, there are no clubs or teachers of any kind (I’ve searched high and low, since the club that existed was moved to the US, along with the one teacher) and even if there were, I come from a very low-income family. I have no friends or family interested in any way in helping me, so I would like to know how I can practice on my own, without a sparring partner. submitted by /u/PrejudicedPizza [link] [comments]

  • I am curious as to why people practice WMA/HEMA?
    by /u/joshuaAquatic on June 20, 2021 at 7:58 am

    I am curious as to why people practice WMA/HEMA? Do you think it is practical and can be applied to self defense? I don’t mean this to sound like I am knocking WMA/HEMA, I find it very interesting. I would love to hear the perspectives of its practitioners. submitted by /u/joshuaAquatic [link] [comments]

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