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Forward grip


Partials are exercises starting in a "stalled" position, meaning, you're smack dab in the middle of open & closed, with no movement between the two states. As a beginner, you'll no doubt find yourself in this predicament all too often. Don't fear.....get "connected".

Download an AVI of the technique here.

Preview the Technique here with the smaller GIF file.

step 1
1. Start in the position shown at left, stalled in the half open position (from a windmill opening).

step 2
2. In one smooth, but quick motion, pull the hand up toward the ceiling "sharply".

step 3
3. Tilt the wrist back a little if needed, toward the forearm.

step 4
4. Continue the motion........

step 5
5. .........as the handle passes just over vertical, snap the hand downward........

step 6
6. ....... to complete the opening.

This exercise will help develop a sense of "connection" to the dangling blade. Don't cheat yourself on this exercise, don't allow the handle to swing before executing the move, start from a dead stop. This will come in very handy in the future......trust me.