One or two attacks, or a disengage and attack, while still being out of your opponent's reach is the luxury that you gain from having the longer weapon. If you give this up by just charging in against your shorter-weaponed opponent, why bother with a long weapon?
Good point, we usually spar longsword against longsword and I went on to this match keeping the same mentality, but obviously in this case I should have kept my distance to maintain the advantage.
Taking this in reverse this means that against a longer weapon, a few attacks to create an opening to rush in, or rushing in at the same time the longer weapon is closing in, it's a pretty good tactic. I took several hits when my partner either hold his ground or advance with a displacing strike while I close in, bringing my head into his range.
christain: Just tried a sample of my boss's home brew beer....FABULOUS. Looks like chocolate milk, but tastes like Heaven. A very dark beer that I think would almost be better served at room-temperature in a horn.
Jan 21, 2020 2:53:02 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: It doesn't have to be that one of course, but any similar design would work.
Jan 21, 2020 1:18:44 GMT
snowbite: I never would have thought of the Christmas tree stand. 85 bucks though?
Jan 20, 2020 23:16:54 GMT
snowbite: that would only make it 10.5 inches wide at the base. Not very stable. And heavy to boot?
Jan 20, 2020 15:22:07 GMT
sacredcompass: I recently got 12 feet of 4X4 pressure treated lumber for a DIY tameshigiri stand, was wondering if I could get away with just joining the wood together in a clustered/pillar formation where they're all standing upright with the taller 4x4 in the middle
Jan 20, 2020 13:56:56 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: I have wrapped them in tatami and then soaked for 24 hours and then the very center of the dowel is still a bit dry. I believe soaking them before helps a bit to soak them through properly for a more proper "live bone" analog.
Jan 19, 2020 23:42:24 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Oh these dowels work great as tatami cores! It even makes the rolling of the tatami easier as you are wrapping it around it. But I would say to soak it at least half a day before you use wrap it in the tatami( and then soak again) to make sure it's not dry
Jan 19, 2020 23:41:05 GMT
lioconvoy: Thanks! I was looking for something that would act as the "core" of my tatami rolls! That will work perfectly!
Jan 19, 2020 23:26:54 GMT
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