Body Mechanics of Cross-hilt Tie-Ups with Two-Handed Swords || Ellis Amdur

Ellis Amdur || Araki-ryu

Weapons: Longsword

We will be working on the body mechanics of tie-ups. For many styles, this is the last place one wants to be. For others, this is where the fight starts. There are some very sophisticated ways of using the body to exert maximum pressure on the opponent, and furthermore, move during the tie-up in a way that is virtually un-trackable. This is based on the teachings of the Araki-ryu, a 16th century tradition transmitted to modern times, that could be termed 'grappling with weapons.'