Slo Mo Sword Match

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.  The video is made up of sequential still photos shot at 1/20th of a second.  Both are fighting using a sword and an inverted knife for control and defense.

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.  The total exchange covers 1 second.  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.

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