place. The only downside is that the removable arm tends to work loose after several minutes of activity and has to be repositioned. Nothing insurmountable, but I’ll probably just construct a 2nd one that has 2 fixed arms in the high positions and then make this one with 1 permanent mid-level arm and 1 high arm.
The Dequerdes is an excellent training device for solo practice. You can use sticks,
knives, empty hand, flexible weapons, practice lock flow, target specificity, and let your imagination run free. Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time practicing various Elbow Shields and Destructions on the moving & spinning target. It’s great for building reaction speed and precision with your elbow strikes. You can find additional information on both the training cross and elbow shields at either James Keating or Pete Kautz’s site. Look for the “Dequerdes: Filipino Training Cross”and “Hellbows” materials.