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11 Mar 2017 08:33 #278087 by Veranof
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Recently I've been looking into the 7 forms of lightsaber combat. I found that I've been more interested in Soresu, the all defensive form. Unfortunately, all I find is focus on blade twirls and footwork, and not too many specifics or other things I must be aware of. Anyone can twirl a blade and dance around within a more confined area that your opponent(s) have created for you, but how does one know how to block or learn how to hold themselves with said twirls?

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11 Mar 2017 08:53 #278090 by Xiam
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I haven't studied much when it comes to fencing, kendo, and other forms of swordfighting (nor have I studied much when it comes to the lightsaber forms), but... at a guess, study moves and stances, and practice with a partner.

Though I suppose there are methods of practicing on your own (something akin to shadowboxing , or kata ), but... again, not my field of expertise.

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11 Mar 2017 14:10 #278104 by Arisaig
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Based off of what I've seen of Soresu, it appears to be the lightsabre equivalent of Aikido, instead of meeting attacks head on, one seems to redirect the motion past them. This, if i am to understand correctly, is to preserve energy in the hopes your opponent will tire themselves out before you become tired. So based off your initial findings, footwork and spins are a good way to keep the opponent guessing and keep yourself safe. Too many big motions, swings, or overly complex footwork would only tire yourself out faster. With all things, it seems once again, patience and practice.

I wish you all the best in your martial arts endeavors! MTFBWY

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11 Mar 2017 17:46 #278117 by RyuJin
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yes soresu is akin to aikido or wing chun kung uses a lot of circular deflections turning the opponents strength and aggression against them...ataru is akin to capoeira with all the flips and jumping...makashi is akin to traditional fencing...if you look close enough at each form you'll see elements of other styles as well...

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18 Mar 2017 05:08 #278578 by Angwusi
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Makashi + Iaido <3 for me. :)

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