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Slo Mo Sword Match

A fantastic, unscripted clip of a sword match made of still frames at 1/20th of a sec. IRL time is 1 sec.
Video featuring a slo mo of a broadsword match.
  • This video is an excerpt of a match between Dragon Sword Black Belt, Jim Graham, and Master Mikel Steenrod.
  • IRL, this occurs in only 1 second of the match.
  • Each stutter of the video is a sequential still photos shot at 1/20th of a second.
  • Both combatants are fighting using a sword and an inverted knife for control and defense.  This weapon pairing is one possible combat option within Dragon Sword.

In the first part of the video, Mr. Graham scores a disabling hit on Master Steenrod in an exchange that took approximately 0.5 seconds.

In the second part of the video, Master Steenrod scores a head hit on Mr. Graham.

Of special note is the distance covered in the last two frames, where Master Steenrod goes from opening to delivering a full blow.  The distance and full blow is executed in under 1/20th of a second, as the motion itself is not captured on film.

It should be noted that experts of Dragon Sword are also practitioners of slo-vision.  This is a mental discipline that means that the blows, while barely visible to outsiders, appear slow to the practitioners.

Interested in training in Dragon Sword?  You can start by visiting our sister site and booking an Intro.

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