The Wolf Lord of Blades Has A Drill For You

Let’s tie together all that we’ve learned in the over the last few posts into one simple drill. It’s quite easy. There are eight techniques. One side of the class starts in the palm up guard, and generally speaking, starts with a disengage and then does the listed attack. Lunge Leg cut Lunge Face cut […]

The Wolf Lord of Blades Takes It In Both Hands

She was trying to sneak in low. Her blade rolled from side to side, never committing to one line or another. I watched her down the length of my blade. The weight of my sword in hand was a comfort. She darted in quickly with a low jabbing attack. I tightened up my pinky. Pushed […]

The Wolf Lord of Blades Goes Down Under

Runs Crocodile Dundee through, takes the girl, and wonders anyone would bring a knife to a sword fight. But now I’m stepping out of my brief attempt at a Game of Thrones setting. What can you expect? It is Monday morning, after all. I’ve had coffee, but no breakfast. And I’ve been putting off this […]

The Wolf Lord Of Blades Draws A Line

We’re just going to step back from the progression of the plates today. Before he starts talking about how to stick the other guy, the Wolf Lord of Blades spends a great deal of time explaining his basic principles of martial arts. Lots of great stuff. Wordy, but good. Sandwiched between the wordy bit and […]

The Wolf Lord Of Blades Takes A Shot

As a teacher, you learn a lot from blank stares. The kind of stares you get when you clearly describe a simple technique, smile at the students and look around expecting to see nods and the desire to get drilling. Instead…instead you get the blank look, the look that tells you no one got it. […]

The Wolf Lord of Blades Takes An Extra Step

Apologies for missing yesterday’s post. I spent the morning working with my brother and his excellent landscaping crew, bombing very heavy trees up a difficult series of grades. We had a heavy duty dolly built just for carry root balls, but it still took six of us to drive the first of them up the […]