Colin F. wrote:I think 4 plays need a bit of a redo (we missed 3 by mistake and one needs sorting) and some more spiel by neil about principles maybe and then it would be finished. That about right Neil?
Yep thats about right mate, we forgot to record the 3 we missed . I also want to do a variation for 3rd master 1st play. The 3rd master 8th play is actually correct but needs to be shown in a more natural movement, but as it stands it shows a good breakdown in steps to reach the required result, even down to the weird looking bend in the arm near the defenders wrist. Hand positioning and all that malarkey is fine.
I might re-do a few things later (1st Master 8th play being one of them), but on the whole I'm happy with the result. Given we only had an hour and a half, and it was thrown together last minute. I think Colin and I did a decent whistle stop tour of the the first 3 masters of dagger. I'm actually surprised my brain didn't melt.
The video shows some movements which people may not be familiar with or agree with, and I have some different thoughts on certain fundamental principles. As it stands I'm happy for Colin to put the vid on for people to see. Just bear in mind it isn't fully 'complete' as I don't have matting and am unable to throw and follow through with some footwork, also I didn't want to break Colin more than I already had to
I don't show many strikes, but please do bear in mind that at all times, you can palm strike, slap, gouge, kidney punch and de-masculate as you see fit. The only rule I would give to you is that a strike of any sort must be given in a continuation of the direction your body is moving at that time, e.g. If you block with your left hand/arm follow up with a palm strike to their face(Central), or slap to their left cheek with your right hand.
I really do want to add to this video in terms of a more in depth talk about my ideas and just polish it up a little. At the moment you have a decent first draught. I have a full written word doc with pics that show direction of movement etc that accompanies the vid. Soon to be released.