Saturday 28 May 2016 at 07:34 Posted by Shadley Hax 0 Comments

It's been almost two years since I last swung a sword and so I was keen to get back into it. As you can see however, the lack of practice does really show. It's not something that you lose altogether of course but once you put down a sword, the muscles that you worked in order to be able to heft a sword around relax and return to normal and the motor memory, grip, transitions and small alterations you made to your technique have been all but forgotten. Of course you pick it up again fairly quickly, but one session in two years isnt going to return you to your previous glory.

With this firmly implanted in my brain, I decided to not beat myself up over my crappy cuts and just get on with it. I had fun, but it was clear from my practice that I would have to be cutting more often if I wanted to get good again.

So, Here are three little sessions I had whilst up north in Tewkesbury. Click on through to see them.