Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fast Sword Draw: actually trying it out for myself

Well, I thought it was about time I did this myself. So I went outside onto our back paddock, aimed a video camera at myself and did some draws on thrown bamboo sticks. This short video contains three draws, in ascending order of complicatedness, if you will. Unsurprisingly, the first is the fastest.

Drawing times are calculated from the number of frames. In the first draw the time is taken between the beginning of movement of the hand and the contact with the target. In the last two draws, timing starts when the stick is released.

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