Thursday 29 August 2013 at 12:09 Posted by Shadley Hax 0 Comments

After having tried for so long to understand why my cuts were happening too slowly, I worked on my body mechanics and realised that a lot of the force behind the cut is in the core. Engaging your core muscles properly means that you can free up your arms to simply guide the sword towards the target.

Of course then after a few cuts I wondered why I wasn't managing to hit the targets properly.
....sooo, I slowed down.

I watched the bottle drop and worked out I was undercutting it with the second cut. Once I'd taken the time to watch the bottle and see the sword move I simply relaxed and everything seems to work a lot better now.

Something to consider when practicing I think.

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