Saber Flourish Gif

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10 Feb 2016 14:10 #227634 by Streen
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I've been working on this for a while and I finally got it done. This was just for fun after I got my lightsaber :)

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10 Feb 2016 16:39 #227667 by Rickie
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Have you had martial arts training? It looks lo bo moves? Pretty in the dark...not that I like light sabers though. ;)

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11 Feb 2016 11:03 - 11 Feb 2016 11:25 #227812 by Streen
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I have some martial arts training, but nothing to do with a sword or bo. A long time ago I started teaching myself to twirl a dowel rod. Over the last few years, I basically went through the following progression:




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I just figured out how to do the last one last year (so not that great), but not bad for teaching myself, eh? ;)
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11 Feb 2016 14:03 - 11 Feb 2016 14:04 #227855 by Rickie
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Spinning through you fingers looks good and is quite flashy with the light saber but it's not good control of your weapon but you're not really going to use it as a practical weapon, are you? Still looks though. Good exercise too. :)
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12 Feb 2016 13:03 #228156 by Streen
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I agree. Really, none of the flourishes are useful, but they are fun (and like you said, decent exercise for your hands and arms).

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12 Feb 2016 13:28 - 12 Feb 2016 13:29 #228164 by Jestor
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I've had no weapons training, but, I've often though that "flourishes" (is that a word?) Help to reset the weapon to a "ready position...

Like, yes, you could put the gun in your holster, or you could give it a twirl and let the barrel catch on the leather, and let it seat itself....

Same with swords, while the first GIF showed you swinging it on both sides of your body, when its across your body in the downward swing, with force behind it, it could parry an overhead swing from an opponent, right?

Just like boxing, being in motion allows for different responses...

A "sword down left side blocks opponents left downstrike, and down right-side-body blocks right down strike"

Conversely, when sword is raised in upward coming down position, it sets up for blocks for "upper cut" style attacks....

Always been my thinking, lol...

Still, neat to watch Streen, thanks!

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13 Feb 2016 03:03 #228284 by RyuJin
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they can also be used to release excess momentum should a strike miss....ie. you strike from left shoulder towards right hip, the blade gets blocked of deflected you can use the flourish to bring the blade to bear again...taking the momentum of the blade and redirecting it....

when i do flourishes i tend to use a heavy blade for the wrist strengthening...but when i spar i tend to keep the flourishes to a minimum....usually only using them in the above manner...

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13 Feb 2016 11:06 #228310 by Streen
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Jestor wrote: I've had no weapons training, but, I've often though that "flourishes" (is that a word?) Help to reset the weapon to a "ready position...

Same with swords, while the first GIF showed you swinging it on both sides of your body, when its across your body in the downward swing, with force behind it, it could parry an overhead swing from an opponent, right?

They can also be used to release excess momentum should a strike miss


Those are good points actually. I hadn't thought of it that way. Not that Star Wars has the most realistic sword fighting, but I've noticed that Anakin uses that flourish fairly often, noticeably against Count Dooku in their second encounter. Then of course there's a part of the fight between Anakin and Obi-wan where they are standing on the table, both twirling their blade the same way at the same time (some people call that flourish the Obi-Ani). :side:

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13 Feb 2016 16:02 #228350 by Jestor
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I am/was a martial artist and teacher, and have a pretty good base knowledge... :D

When blocking a strike, you hand does not strike and retract, but rather continues the forward momentum, in a circular motion so the hand is ready for the next strike...:)

I'm just talking...:)

As I said, looked good!

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22 Feb 2016 19:50 #229586 by Rickie
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Jestor wrote: I've had no weapons training, but, I've often though that "flourishes" (is that a word?) Help to reset the weapon to a "ready position...


I think of flourishes as exaggerated circular movements? Circular movements are efficient, flourishes consuming more time and allow an opponent to predict your moves and find openings.

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