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Here's our latest video, this one focusing on two of our Young Dragons!
Here, Jordan and Jake demonstrate how they can flow through different concepts of motion with their short swords. They begin at long range, what we call largo mano. In Largo Mano, they cannot immediately strike each others body, but could strike each others outstretched hand as a counter-attack, a concept we call Defanging the Snake. Right now, they're performing a very simple striking pattern we call the downward figure eight. They do these motions just out of reach of each other, so they can perform them without interruption as they move.
At the very end, they move from Largo Mano range to Medio, or middle range. Here Jake attacks with a forehand strike, which Jordan defends by stepping into the attack and protecting his head with a Roof Block. This is the opening motion of a Medio range training drill called Sumbrada. After Jordan successfully counter-attacks, the boys once again free flow, and then it is Jordan's turn to attack and Jake's chance to defend using the Roof Block.