Re: Stand back or I'll cut you in pieces.
Alright, it's not of too much importance, since this training is pretty universal. It's just to see what you prefer, since using different blades have a different impact on your battles in the future.
Originally Posted by McRazor
Well, thats part of it..
With one hand on the blade, you don't have as much power, but you can give faster attacks, and you also have more freedom with your blade. You're able to make movements you wouldn't be able to when both arms have to go the same direction, and you can chain from one attack into the other, faster, most of the time.
Two-handed attacks are much more powerful, have much higher directional control, and a much faster striking speed, due to the additional force behind the blade, but you don't have as much moving freedom.
With this in mind, we'll begin the actual training portion.*Throws you a bokken.*
Lets start off with a One-Handed Horizontal Strike.
Horizontal strikes go merely from side to side. Left-Right, or Right to Left.
So I'd like you to do one of those for me first :p