Good websites

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  1. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    I was wondering if anyone knew any good swordplay/fencing websites and wanted to share them with a young girl just getting into this sorta thing ;) If you do, please post them! Thank you so much!
     
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    Gavaha Art House Member

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    theres www.thehaca.com (ARMA)

    I posted more about it on another thread... swordplay is hard to teach online,
     
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    Miriel My Preciousss

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    I know about how to move your feet and such, it's the handwork I'm having trouble with. My right hand-left side strokes suck terribly.
     
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    Practice doing the cut very slowly, get the motion down, then start to spead up and practice with a wooden sword, or just with a real one if that is all you have. Remember to try to keep you movement straight, but you can angle it a bit to help.
     
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    Miriel My Preciousss

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    oh...ok. That might help. Thanks Gavaha!
     
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    prancingponyregular New Member

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    if you are interested in fencing (2 thumbs up, its really fun) you could do worse than look at

    http://www.leonpaul.com/

    the links section has links to fencing organisations all over the world.
     
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    hackandslash The Fighters Guide House Member

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    No, you probably dont want sport fencing. LIke gavaha said, it is hard to teach something like that online. There are some decent books out there. What type of swordsmanship are you interested in?
     
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    Lady Swartt Sixclaw New Member

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    hackandslash and gavaha are right, it's hard to teach that online. I know a good book on that sort of thing. It's called The Book of Five Rings. No diagrams, but it gives pointers on Samurai fighting. In fact it was written for Samurais in Japan in the really olden days.
     
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    www.swordforum.com
    http://aemma.org/

    If you have a functional, sharp sword, you can (carefully) practice cutting targets like poll noodles and plastic water bottles. It teaches you alot about the proper execution of a cut. And you get instant feedback!

    Whoopee! I've been promoted! :halo: