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Old 10-14-2011, 02:43 PM   #5
Fred Little
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Re: High(er) Intensity Weapons

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Cliff Judge wrote: View Post
I might as well be consistent and put in that freeform training with too much intensity and not enough structure can lead you down the primrose path.
This observation is actually a core principle in a number of western fencing systems in which novices are not allowed to train with one another or engage in matches until a significant period of time in which they are restricted to solo exercises and paired training with their fencing master. The habits one can easily develop to (even successfully) thrash other novices, are often the very habits a well-trained swordsman has been taught to exploit to maximal effect.

FL

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