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Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder Cuts – Practice

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Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder Cuts – Practice

Immediate Practice

  • 5 minutes – Wrist Cuts.
    • Practice making the fendente cut from the wrist alone.
    • Keep the arm straight with minimal bend to the elbow.
    • Ensure your cutting path is vertical and the edge alignment is straight.
    • Perform 3 sets of 10 reps with the sword preparing to the inside and 10 reps with the sword preparing to the outside.
    • Alternate with 3 sets of the same with the sword in your opposite hand.
  • 5 minutes – Elbow Cuts
    • Practice making the fendente cut from the elbow.
    • Allow the wrist to be relaxed.
    • Ensure the cut travels from the head to waist.
    • Perform 3 sets of 10 reps with the sword preparing to the inside and 10 reps with the sword preparing to the outside.
    • Alternate with 3 sets of the same with the sword in your opposite hand.
  • 5 minutes – Shoulder Cuts
    • Allow the sword arm to move in a large arc.
    • Turn the torso to allow the body to power the cut.
    • Cut from the head to the feet.
    • Perform 3 sets of 10 reps with the sword preparing to the inside and 10 reps with the sword preparing to the outside.
    • Alternate with 3 sets of the same with the sword in your opposite hand.
  • 5 minutes – Three rotation pattern
    • Practice the pattern from the lesson moving from wrist, to elbow, to shoulder, back to elbow, to wrist.
    • Perform 3 sets of 10 reps with the sword preparing to the inside and 10 reps with the sword preparing to the outside.
    • Alternate with 3 sets of the same with the sword in your opposite hand.

Ongoing Practice

  • Practice all of the 8 cuts as wrist cuts, elbow cuts, and shoulder cuts.
  • Practice patterns where you move between cuts from different point of rotation, noting how they change the power, time, and rhythm of cuting.
  • Try the three rotation pattern with different cut angles.