It is currently Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:42 am


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Switch Hitter
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:57 pm 
Recruit
Recruit

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:12 pm
Posts: 9
Started Fighting: 0- 8-2011
Realm: Arnor
Unit: House Dunamai
Favorite Fighting Styles: Red Swords & Glaives
Bat and Board
So, I know that many fighters have a dominant hand - most of those being right-hand dominant. Some people can switch (especially those who have been fighting long enough to know the benefit of this), and some are left-handed and fight that way.

So here is the point and question - I am a right hand dominant person, who usually fights right-handed; however, I have suffered over 10 dislocations in my right shoulder over the years which has resulted in a lot of tear damage. So - what are some good basic training ideas that people might have to work on making the "off-hand" more of a dominant choice?


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: Switch Hitter
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 6:02 am 
Slayer
Slayer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:21 pm
Posts: 1025
Location: Carbondale, IL
Started Fighting: 02 Apr 2006
Realm: Carthage
Unit: Clan of the Hydra
Favorite Fighting Styles: Red Sword - S&B - Florentine
Aside from just getting out and fighting with your off hand more frequently, doing pell work can be a great way to build muscle memory.

_________________
Realm of Carthage War Council Representative
Squire to Sir Morpheus of Wolfpack of the High Plains


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: Switch Hitter
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 10:26 am 
Recruit
Recruit
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:14 am
Posts: 8
Started Fighting: 01 Mar 2014
Realm: Rhovanion
First off, see if you can organize an off-hand bear-pit or sparring line at your next practice. Practicing against other people who are also using their off-hands can make you feel a lot less uncoordinated when you're first starting. Off-hand only fights can be fun (if a bit silly), and it's a good thing for everyone to practice if only for when you have to switch hands after being armed. Start with just single-blue, then move on to sword/bat and board.

When you're on the field, the best way to get off-hand practice is to fight Florentine. You get some experience swinging a sword with your off hand, but you can still defend yourself with your experienced hand if you're in a tough spot.


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: Switch Hitter
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 11:12 am 
Monkey
Monkey
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:09 pm
Posts: 180
Location: St. Louis
Started Fighting: 0-10-2003
Realm: Arnor
Unit: House Dunamai
Favorite Fighting Styles: Mace and Board
Spear
Archery
You could try lopping off your right arm, then lopping off your left arm, and gorilla gluing your left arm into your right socket.

Although I suppose you'd have to be pretty good at lopping and gluing with your feet, if you go that route... Better start practicing now, maybe you can get it together for Geddon.

The way I see it, you should be able to get at least one functional right arm with all the parts you've got...

also you probably want to try this one last.

tl:dr, I have no helpful advice beyond the above posts, which contain very solid suggestions.

_________________
ImageImageImage
Korbin Arhantas Dunamai
Korbin the Mad|House Dunamai
Mad Lord of House Dunamai and the Madlands
Usufructary of Ancilla Ignis


Top
 OfflineProfile  
 Post subject: Re: Switch Hitter
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 1:31 pm 
Hero
Hero
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2003 10:52 pm
Posts: 1528
Location: Arcadia, CA
Started Fighting: 0- 8-1991
Realm: Andor
Unit: Clan of the Hydra
Favorite Fighting Styles: sword and board
florentine
archery
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q1dVKpzGNazNoNTDuOZJ80Py5weXRJqSmsgAInv_yR0/edit?authkey=CM6hm9YI&pli=1

_________________
"...change requires action, it doesn't just happen. Define your actions by how you think the game should be, not how the game is. The game will follow."--Big Jimmy


Top
 OfflineProfile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
GuildWarsAlliance Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net. Modified by