How do you time your moves?

Discussion in 'Lightsaber Choreography' started by Shad0w, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Shad0w

    Shad0w Member

    I see a lot of people who seem to be right on the money with their moves. I feel like this is something I may struggle with. Is there a way to time your moves?
     
  2. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    It takes time and practice. I still mess up and swing at dead air. I like to practice with the same person over and over again because it is easier to get a feel for what to expect.
     
  3. Shad0w

    Shad0w Member

    I guess practicing with the same person is great until you try to work with someone who is the complete opposite... that might not end well!
     
  4. bK4n3

    bK4n3 Member

    Honestly, I don't think I would time them. Maybe if I was in a legit tournament sometimes, I might but I think it is more about watching the hands of your enemy than actually counting hits/steps.
     
  5. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    That is kind of true but eventually if you get good enough then you should be able to dual anyone no problem, I would assume.
     
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  6. Shad0w

    Shad0w Member

    I always heard timing things helps in martial arts so I figured this could be something I could incorporate in sabering.
     
  7. bK4n3

    bK4n3 Member

    No I get what you meant, I can see it being useful for some people but me personally, I wouldn't bother :D
     
  8. BlitzGuard

    BlitzGuard Member

    Time my moves? I don't time anything. I just go in swinging!
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  9. In stage-choreography, one arranges all fights in "Beats". Every Beat has a fixed attacker and defender and consists of about 4 to 6 attacks/parries.
    These Beats may be as simple as attack-parry or as complex as spin-blow-parry-spin-turn-blow ...
    A stage-fight is then arranged by taking Beats and combining them, so the whole scene looks like a decent fight with a pre-determined winner.
     
  10. Shad0w

    Shad0w Member

    I had no idea this is how that was done but that makes a lot of sense. I guess this just keeps the battle going at an even pace to keep people interested.
    I do wonder how they did it in the movies. Looked so amazing in all of them.
     

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