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DeShaun
09-18-2011, 04:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzhs1Z8Rwnk

Definitely notice the laid back wrist

rdis10093
09-18-2011, 04:54 PM
no way it's real, it looks like he closes his eyes when he follows through with his sword.

gregor.b
09-18-2011, 04:55 PM
No good.Elbow should be straight or you can get pain/tendonitis.

Xizel
09-18-2011, 05:13 PM
no way it's real, it looks like he closes his eyes when he follows through with his sword.

And how is this relevant to whether it's real or not? IF it was real, he'd anticipate where it'd go and cut against it. Besides, why would it matter if he closes his eyes when he follows through? Contact is already MADE if he's following through.

Edit: He better closes his eyes when he follows through. The broken chunks that he cut can go into his eyes. Now if he never made contact in the first place, it could save him an eye.

rdis10093
09-18-2011, 05:28 PM
why would you close your eyes if someone fires a gun at you?

Xizel
09-18-2011, 05:56 PM
why would you close your eyes if someone fires a gun at you?

I still don't understand the relevancy of closing one's eyes. Read my edit if you didn't. Besides that, this is a controlled experiment with BBs and from your post, it seems as if you want to relate to a real life situation.

Manus Domini
09-18-2011, 07:35 PM
Real battojutsu is too horizontal (for the most part) to be fully replicated into a backhand, but everything else is great to emulate (just make sure you're aiming higher than in battojutsu).

On a better note: kenjutsu is perhaps the best sword-style group to emulate for your strokes. Most of it is based off slashing, as opposed to modern fencing with is (aside from sabre) mainly thrusts. Of course, fencing is great for tennis as well, as it emphasizes footwork, laid-back wrist, anticipation, reflex, and forward movement.

LeeD
09-19-2011, 10:59 AM
Lesson....take the ball well in front of yourself.
Qua is replicating shots from a soft air gun, much slower than a BB gun, until flight path is tracked. Qua is a good shot. Once you know flight path (height, speed, placement, and trajectory), you only have to visualize WHERE the pellet is going to be, and swing there.
Even YOU can hit hard shots if the ball machine exactly reproduces every ball.