Recruit Training Points

• recruit training includes internalizing the exercises forms (both with and without the sword), i.e. the exercises that will enhance sword control and the strength and flexibility of shoulders, arms, wrists, forearms along with foot work

• cross-training techniques are introduced, including fundamental holds and body toss (in preparation for unarmed/knife/r/ngen techniques in later levels)

• the student will learn all of the guard positions, offensive and defensive forms

• elemental structured folge are introduced to provide the opportunity of the students to engage (sword-on-sword) with partners

• an introduction to cutting with the longsword using a sharpened steel sword

• all forms, including exercise, offensive and defensive that employ the sword will be wooden (hickory or similar) swords

• estimate completion of this level of training is a 3-6 month period

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