Swordsmanship Fundamentals: Mechanics

Instructor: Guy Windsor

One of the hallmarks of an expert martial artist is graceful powerful movement. We will cover the principles of grounding, range of motion, strength, gait, initiation, and footwork. These can be applied to striking harder, moving faster, reducing wear and tear, reducing the likelihood of injury, winning fencing matches, or simply looking and feeling good. You will end the class with a clear idea of what you should be working on, and how to go about doing that, as well as a series of exercises to improve your mechanics.
This class will focus on unarmed movement, as grip and striking mechanics deserve a class of their own…