SABER TECHNIQUE A
THE FIRST MOVEMENT SWORD TECHNIQUE: LETTER A
SWORD TECHNIQUE : LETTER A
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE FIRST
THE TECHNICAL VISION OF THE MOVEMENT:
The letter A represents the first sword technique, comprising five steps:
1st step: Preparation and positioning
2nd step: Initiation of contact (impact)
3rd step: Accompaniment and friction
4th step: Projection and throw
5th step: Return of the sword to its sheath, restoring calm.
THE PHILOSOPHICAL VISION OF HARMONIOUS MOVEMENT:
Everything has a beginning and an end.
Every action has a beginning and an end.
Every letter has a beginning and an end.
Every sword technique has a beginning and an end.
1: The stage of preparation and positioning represents the phase before birth, prior to contact.
It symbolizes the moment before a baby emerges from the womb, the prelude to engaging
with the external environment, and the stage of fetal formation…
2: The stage of first contact signifies the initial moment of friction. It marks the beginning of
external interaction, a challenging instant where natural laws undergo a transformation. It
echoes the resounding clash of swords, reminiscent of a newborn’s cry, signifying the union of
the soul and the body, and the awakening of existence. It represents the radical shift from
aquatic to aerial respiration…
3: The stage of accompaniment and friction of the sword with its counterpart embodies the
connection with others. It encompasses the exchange of human skills, harmonious interaction
with one’s surroundings, vital participation, and self-affirmation…
4: The stage of projection and throw represents separation and distancing. It encompasses the
moment of imposed detachment, the physical and metaphorical gap between swords, the
separation of the soul from its vessel. It parallels the flight of a bird soaring away from its cage,
or a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. It symbolizes a moment of immense power, where
nothing can escape its influence…
5: The stage of return, restoring calm, signifies the reunion of the sword with its sheath and the
return of the soul to its own environment. It evokes the concept of maternal hibernation and
represents a state of universal pleasure…