The Order Garrison

Bag of Tricks  

 
Kane Driscol
(@kane)
Woodland Scout

For awhile, I've had the thought that everyone has a Toolbox and a Bag of Tricks. The Toolbox is your style, go-to strategies, and what you use all the time. Your Bag of Tricks on the other hand, are those little techniques or ideas that you use every now and then. Sometimes it's only for a specific fighter or a specific situation.

I'm curious what everyone keeps in their Bag of Tricks and maybe we could swap tricks with each other? I'll share one of mine for free,  😆.

Charlotte's Web: When I'm using Charlotte (my short sword with the large crab quillions), I'll hold my sword out in front of me with the blade up and my palm forward. That points my quillions to the left and right and my blade toward the sky. The trick is that as my opponent tries to stab me, I raise my sword up to catch it with the quillions and when I make contact I twist my hand back into standard position to trap their blade. From there I've trapped their blade and can then hinge down into kill shot.  

”I think about intuition in the context of fencing as the sum of all of your experiences taking the form of a feeling that something is going to happen even if you don’t necessarily have the evidence to support it.” – Sada Jacobson

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Posted : August 3, 2018 12:01 pm Miren Folley and Shayen Locke liked
Kane Driscol
(@kane)
Woodland Scout

As I've watched the group throughout the year, and finalized with torchlight tourney, I've come to realize that the mass majority of the group are Chargers. This means that many of our fighters have a tendency to jump into the fight with the mindset of getting the kill quickly. This leads people to close distance and rush their opponent. Sometimes successfully. Sometimes not.

With that realization in mind, I wanted to share another trick. One of the most beneficial thing to do when facing a Charger is to keep your blade free. What that means is don't let you blade get tied up with theirs or taken by your opponent's offhand. Disengages and point control can really help you as you face a Charger barreling towards you. The reason you would want to keep your blade free is because more often then not, you'll be in a position to either keep them from charging in the first place or they'll just run onto your blade as they come in.

”I think about intuition in the context of fencing as the sum of all of your experiences taking the form of a feeling that something is going to happen even if you don’t necessarily have the evidence to support it.” – Sada Jacobson

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Posted : November 6, 2018 2:41 pm Shayen Locke liked
  
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