Pendulum Pell Video Lesson 1

This is my first attempt at recording a video lesson, so please bear with me. The sound quality was horrible due to traffic so I’m sticking with just captions this time through.

In the longsword manuals of Meyer and Mair they often say to cut to the next opening when your first attack is deflected (or even it is lands). When doing so I often found myself hit along that center line. Attempting to do my follow-up cut faster didn’t help and their bind was too strong for the trust.

While working with the pendulum pell I was able to slow down the action enough to see what was really going on. By using my right hand, or the strong of my blade, as the pivot point I was leaving myself wide open. But by simply moving the pivot point to where the swords crossed, I can keep that line closed.

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