EDIT: Caine (KJN Mark Preader) and I decided to team up and combine our work/ideas/techniques into one complete system! If you're reading this... the information below is still applicable... but it's not just "my" work anymore!! We doin' it TWO-gether, heheh. NovaCaine out, lmao... :P
Since I released my very basic staged combat tutorial on the Crystal Focus
(located here... ... ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXqVDgz3woQ
...back in August of 2008 (the tutorial was bundled in there with all the crazy sounds and so forth!!)...
...I have long wanted to:* Release the 1st staged combat tutorial "on its own" or with other related materials
* Work with Caine together on some combat concepts (which we have done)
* Work on a more complete "system" that includes at least "a little of everything"
* Include some basic "tricking" or hand-to-hand combat moves
* Film at least one more sizeable 100% live long battle (like the 250 battle on NSCFCD#1)
So... my question to the general folks out there is......would anyone want to pick this up?
As in--would it be interesting enough for you to buy, given the fact that I really don't KNOW how many of you enjoy dueling, practice certain moves, apply it to choreography/sparring, etc. etc.
Caine and I are working together to help one another on these, so... keep that in mind! We're learning together on these... helping one another out... growing concepts together, and generally trying to make a great overall system!Some things included would be
:* Numbering system and basics (of course)... these are from tutorial #1
* Basic saber spins with a system to identify these... and build more complex "chains of spins" -- shout out to "Banditcar" (Paul) on these, since... he's basically covered these in a very awesome way!!
* Saber spin "form" -- for practicing as many types of spins as you can all at once
* Combat forms that "match up" as attack form vs. defense form... which can be learned/practiced individually... but these also PAIR/SYNC UP PERFECTLY and WORK TOGETHER! :)
* Advanced moves and the pedagogy/notation system of writing everything down so that you and a partner (or more!) can pick up a "fight sheet"... and start practicing! Or... if you are trying to put together a fight--you need not memorize everything all at once--writing it down in a succinct manner will help you pick it up a week later, a month later, etc. etc.
* Basic "tricking" & kicking moves, and quick, succinct walk-throughs to learn these moves. I'll focus only on moves that I think anyone and everyone could learn (given time + work), and also ones that can be done easily while holding an LED prop / saber prop, etc.
It's a bit hard to explain how my staged combat tutorials will unfold together... but I can guarantee that it will change the way you look at choreography and... if you've always felt that you "could never do a saber fight" with someone because you feel everything is "too complex" to remember or even execute... ah-ha! I have another guarantee that when I break it all down... you could easily begin to see--it would merely take some practice + time & effort to make a pretty dynamic and interesting fight/choreography piece!OK!
So... would love to hear your honest opinions on these things. :) I mean... no sense in me doing such a thing if it would only help 5-10 people, hehehh! But for 30-60 or > people... I would most definitely do it.
Much thanks to you all, and... look for teaser videos soon enough--that will help give an idea of what you'll see!MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!!!! (~*~*~*~*~*~* Teaser Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w7ZFLWKG-g *~*~*~*~*~*~)
Again, super big shout out to Mark (Caine) for helping me with the filming of my objectives. It's impossible to film such things alone, heheheh (duh).