Training Diary Lesson Three, October 2, 2009

by Kevin | October 6th, 2009

This lesson was considerably more difficult than the previous lessons. Some of the dagger actions were especially challenging, and we canned a few actions after trying them.

Note to self, eat dinner before lesson. I was crabby and tired, which didn’t help much.

  1. From Master’s invitation on the inside line, straight thrust.
  2. In time, when master invites on the inside line, straight thrust.
  3. From Master’s invitation on the inside line, girata, and finish with a pass
  4. From Master’s invitation on the outside line, straight thrust.
  5. From Master’s invitation on the outside line, straight thrust with lunge, finish with a pass under the sword and a dagger strike with pass
  6. In time, when instructor invites on the inside line, straight thrust with lunge, finish with a pass under the sword and a dagger strike with pass
  7. From Master’s engagement on the outside line, disengagement
  8. In time, from Master’s engagement on the outside line, disengagement
  9. In time, from Master’s engagement on the outside line, disengagement, girata, and finish with a pass
  10. From Master’s engagement on the inside line, disengagement
  11. In time, from Master’s engagement on the inside line, disengagement
  12. In time, from Master’s engagement on the inside line, disengagement, finish with a pass under the sword and a dagger strike with the pass.
  13. From Student’s engagement on the outside line, glide
  14. From Student’s engagement on the outside line, glide, finish with a pass under the sword and a dagger strike with the pass
  15. From Student’s engagement on the inside line, glide
  16. In time, blade seizure in 4th, glide
  17. In time with mobility, blade seizure in 4th, glide
  18. Student executed blade seizure in 4th, instructor retreats with poor parry of 4th, forced glide with lunge
  19. From Master’s engagement on the outside line, simple parry of 2nd, repost direct
  20. From Master’s engagement on the outside line, scannatura
  21. From Master’s engagement on the outside line, dagger parry of 1st, repost above
  22. From Master’s engagement on the outside line, dagger parry of 1st, repost above, pass and strike with the dagger
  23. From Master’s engagement on the outside line, dagger parry of 1st, dagger transport to 3rd, repost
  24. From Master’s engagement on the outside line, dagger parry of 1st, dagger transport to 3rd, repost with girata
  25. From Master’s engagement on the outside line, dagger parry of 1st, circular dagger parry of 1st, repost direct
  26. From Master’s engagement on the outside line, dagger parry of 1st, dagger parry of 3rd, repost direct
  27. From Master’s engagement on the outside line, dagger parry of 1st, dagger parry of 3rd, repost with girata
  28. From Master’s engagement on the inside line, dagger parry of 2nd, repost direct
  29. From Master’s engagement on the inside line, dagger parry of 2nd, repost with girata
  30. From Master’s engagement on the inside line, dagger parry of 2nd, dagger transport to 1st, repost direct
  31. From Master’s engagement on the inside line, dagger parry of 2nd, dagger transport to 1st, repost with pass and hit with dagger
  32. From Master’s engagement on the inside line, dagger parry of 2nd, circular dagger parry of 2nd, repost direct
  33. From Master’s engagement on the inside line, dagger parry of 2nd, dagger parry of 3rd, repost direct
  34. From Master’s engagement on the inside line, dagger parry of 2nd, dagger parry of 3rd, repost with girata
  35. From Master’s invitation in 3rd, three straight thrusts. EOL.

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