Greetings! In this video I’m going to show you a training sequence. A very cool training sequence. Originally performed by Geralt in The Rise of the White Wolf trailer! My name is Alan and this is the
Sword’s Path | Fight like a Witcher
series. The sequence begins… With two simple slashes performed from a position with your left foot forward. Sword up, like this. The fist slash goes like that. Synchronised with the step from my right foot. And then another slash. -Like that- With a step from my left foot. Slash – Right foot. Slash – Left foot. So, after the second cut -This one- I need to throw my sword up. -Like this- I need to throw my sword up, like that and spin, with a step. If you try to perform the cuts The initial cuts With too much force… They will throw you off balance. So, what you want: Smooth, not so fast, blows. Remember, we are just starting. We a just warming up the sequence! So A nice, fluid slash Another slash, that goes straight into a spin. -Like this- While performing the spin It’s best to strech out a little, like this. Because it’s more esthetic than hunching down. -The spin! – Goes straight into a snake Remember the snake from The Whirl video? This is the same exact movement.
*check Fight like a Witcher – The Whirl* One more time: I throw my cuts I Spin – And Snake – Going from the Snake.. You’re going to spin back. Counter-clockwise One more time: So if I do this spinning blow from the snake too strongly… It might throw me off balance In fact, if you find yourself struggling against the sword, trying to break it’s momentum with your muscles… Than you are probably doing it wrong. The real challenge in the sequence is *Footwork* The sword Should really… Loose it’s momentum on it’s own. But if I do it Just fast enough to look nice! But not carry too much force… It would simply look better, because it won’t throw you off balance. So after this cut We go into a spin again! Clockwise Just with a little whirlwind for embellishment. – Like this – -Nice and easy- The sequence is finished By reversing the sword
-Point first- And thrusting it into your opponent! Or the camera. So, the whole sequence, one more time: And that’s all for this episode! Remember to practice this whole sequence
slowly at first. *To concentrate on footwork* Because the footwork is the true challenge of the sequence. I’ve decided to break Blkj*ice* Of the white wolf trailer. Into separate parts. And there would be a part 2 and part 3 probably. I also kind of want to get the whole sequence shot properly… If I can find a willing and able film maker of course. Thanks for watching and see you next time! *Keep Slaying*