Footwork – Play with Distance

In this video we work unarmed, with a stick and with the longsword. Ingulf takes the role of trainer giving clear signals, Joey the Panda Hopfgartner takes the role as fencer reacting to these signals.

Our goal is to combine known techniques and footwork into one exercise, to move fluently from one direction to the other, from one technique to the next.

We work in two different speed levels: a controlled and slow speed level without protective gear and a swung and fast speed level with protective gear. It is important to work at a good pace with a clear mindset in both speed levels.