Dual-Wielding

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chris_A, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Chris_A

    Chris_A Member

    What about learning to wield two lightsabers at once? Is this style even feasible? Can you truly master combat using two swords at once?
     
  2. CareyMartell

    CareyMartell Administrator Staff Member

    Escrima is a good style for dual-wielding, as Escrima double stick is generally taught before single-stick.



    Another option is certain Japanese sword arts, such as Niten Ichi-ryu although information outside of Japanese sources is very limited. Even in the demonstration videos I have seen on YouTube it appears only basic techniques are performed.



    There are dual-wielding techniques in German / Italian longsword although the information is very scarce.

    I'm currently putting together material for dual wielding for my next book. The techniques are a combination of European long-sword and Escrima.
     
  3. Eric

    Eric New Member

    I would have so much trouble not killing myself with two blades lol
     
  4. In Bolognese fencing, we have Due Spade - two one-handed swords. In later periods there's the 'case of rapiers'.
    One common thing is, that you use the left sword mainly for defence and the right for offence. It is not this difficult to do in this way, if you are already used to fence left-handed for some time.
    So, before using two swords I recommend practicing with one in your off-hand.
     
  5. Chris_A

    Chris_A Member

    The video with the double stick fighting was really cool. I think it would be much harder to effectively wield two swords that way, taking the additional weight into account. But with lightsabers? It might be possible, since they probably wouldn`t weight more then fighting sticks.
     
  6. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    I tried doing this once and gave my friend a black eye, to be fair, he was drunk and had it coming LOL But seriously, if you can master this my hat is off to you, I am still learning things with a single saber.
     
  7. FangArt3

    FangArt3 Member

    Once you practice and get a feel for it, it's surprisingly easy.

     
  8. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    Well sure this dude makes it look about 1000% easier than it is when you first try it.
     
  9. FrankZ78

    FrankZ78 Member

    Realistically, once you are able to get used to the weight and feel in your dominant hand (I am right handed for example) the other should be able to follow.
     
  10. The problem is not in the hands - the problem lies in the brain. That's why it makes sense to start with the off-hand, than add a shorter blade and finally take one of the same length. It's all about coordination.
    The guy in the video is not that good an example. While a shoto is definitely easier to handle, the moves are just spinning - they are rather useless when actually fighting. While Spinning is an art in itself, it's not fighting.
     
  11. FangArt3

    FangArt3 Member

    I am being serious tho. The problem people run in to is using their left hand (or right if you are left handed).
    It is the same with shooting pool or swinging a baseball bat. You can do it from both sides with enough practice.
     
  12. FrankZ78

    FrankZ78 Member

    That makes sense I guess. I still think if you get used to your left/right hand is becomes something your brain adapts to though.
     
  13. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    I still say this is something that takes a lot of time and practice as well as proper training. Regardless of it being "as easy as" or not.
     
  14. OK, that's my first try at Form IV Jar'Kai in actual sparring. Not editing besides switching between two cameras, so that's just how it was.
     
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  15. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    NICE! I think I would have ending hitting the other guy in the face by mistake. Me and a few friends tried this and I that is sadly what happened. I guess you guys were smart enough to wear masks...

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  16. Hitting the other guy was the intention here. ;) That's why we wear masks. And I hit her (that's my girlfriend, actually) on the head a few times - and got hit.
     
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  17. Dw3ller

    Dw3ller New Member

    I know this thread is a bit old but WOW! I want to learn this stuff! haha

    Hey @Al-Kar Sunrider , how long did it take to learn that? Like was it something you needed to be trained to do?
     
  18. PaintItBlck

    PaintItBlck New Member

    Really I wouldn't mind just being able to swing them properly. Like I need to learn how to handle one better before I try two but I would so be into doing this:
     
  19. There's another thread on this here: http://saberarts.com/index.php?threads/dual-saber-choreography.1712/
    In fact, most things come naturally as your skills grow. In many cases, the brain sets the limits- take the pirouettes for example. You have to plan them, set them up to do them fast enough to not be hit during the turn. So, you have to think in advance, and that's the biggest problem in free-play. You have to think beyond the next opening or the next parry.
    Work on the basics, keep going and suddenly there's the KLICK. ;)
     
  20. JediBeth

    JediBeth Member

    That is actually a really inspiring post. I mean it makes me feel better about learning this stuff. I have never tried doing dual wielding but I want to!
    I feel like I improve the more I do and I guess it is true, practice makes perfect. :D
     

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