Hey people, I was just going to ask real quick if any of you could give me some pointers. I have been in various forms of martial arts for about 10 years now. I have had a lot of good teachers, but I have always kind of had an instinct for fighting. I just know how to do stuff almost instintually. The same thing goes with fighting with swords, I have not had a lot of sword training, but I picked up on it really quick, and in independent practice and group melees, I got quite good at it. My problem arises from the fact that my girlfriend wants me to teach her how to fight, and use swords. She has a lot of the basic talent needed, and she is more than competant (both mentally and physically) for training, I just am not sure exactly how to go about teaching her. Much of my fighting ability is almost instictual by this point, and I do not know how to teach her very well. I am teaching her basic techniques and such right now, but I do not know how much farther past the basics I can go without confusing the hell out of her. Any help would be greatly appriciated!! (P.S) The sword techniques she wants to learn are those pertaining either to a Katana, or to a European longsword/bastard sword. The hand to hand techniques are mostly based on Funikoshi Karate, but I can implement a little of just about anything if you have a good idea. I have had a lot of martial arts experiance, so if I dont know exactly what something is, I can usually figure it out pretty easy with a little bit of an explination.