Arguably, the Dog Brothers are some of the better trained (non projectile)weapons fighters of our time- Accounting for actual experience in live full contact fighting. Here is a meeting of the pack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKEM5EQxBTs
I see LOTS and LOTS of shomen yokomen and gyaku yokomen being used...
I can understand the importance of specific training techniques. But we often get so obsessed with details the we miss the "forest for the trees".