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    New CBD article: Simple bowie footwork & parry/thrust drill

    http://cbd.atspace.com/articles.html

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    That was pretty neat. Are you the bald guy? The footwork patterns look to me like the triangular footwork I've learned in FMA, but it's conceptualized in a four quadrant matrix. It's interesting because it's accomplishing the same thing even though it is mentally organized differently.

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    Can you describe the training device in the pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    That was pretty neat. Are you the bald guy? The footwork patterns look to me like the triangular footwork I've learned in FMA, but it's conceptualized in a four quadrant matrix. It's interesting because it's accomplishing the same thing even though it is mentally organized differently.
    Yeah. In particular the Inquartatta and the Passata Sotto are reminiscent of triangle stepping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    Can you describe the training device in the pictures?
    It's a simple rattan pole. Hung from two pieces of twine. Get it swinging along its long axis and it simulates repetitive straight line attacks such as a simple thrust. it just gives you a basic linear "attack" so that you can practice step evasions.

    In the pictures, you see me (yes, I'm the creepy bald guy) performing a "parry" or an "intercepting cut" against the long axis of the pole which could represent either the blade or the hand/arm holding it.

    Probably be good for practicing triangle stepping. ;)

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    Have you ever worked with a desquerdes? It can mimic the same motion along with circular lines as well, and creates a quadrant system on the upright plane with solid targets both vertical and horizontal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    Have you ever worked with a desquerdes? It can mimic the same motion along with circular lines as well, and creates a quadrant system on the upright plane with solid targets both vertical and horizontal.
    No I haven't. Sounds interesting though.

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    I might steal this for my messer group.

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    I'm definitely gonna build one of those for the temple. Thanks, Kirk, from one creepy bald guy to the next.

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    I actually spent some time last night rigging one of those up from my heavy bag stand and trying out the stuff with one of my bowie knives (the dull one). The only parts that didn't really jive well with how I move were moves 3 and 12.

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