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The core of our approach to training the positions and movements of historical swordsmanship is a systematic study of body mechanics. The principles are: relaxation, grounding and power generation. Ideally every position and action will be studied systematically, changing only one variable at a time, to find the best possible way for your own specific body to be and to move.

Firstly, we must find the best part of the foot through which to connect our weight to the ground.

Then the tailbone: this forms the keystone of the arch between feet and hands.