What is Vocabulary?

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Armed/Unarmed When speaking in terms of drill and performance, vocabulary deals with the amount of different movements displayed in a routine. For the body there is vocabulary for your feet, the head, arms and hands, and the torso. When armed, vocabulary adds on the manipulation of the piece of equipment (sword/saber, rifle or guidon). Vocabulary means each individual movement. A …

How to Expand Your Vocabulary

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The first thing you need to do when working with a rifle or sword/saber is to be comfortable with that piece of equipment. Your comfort level determines how well you will drill. When you have mastered the manual of arms and have begun to explore single hand spins, double handed spins, behind-the-back (BTB) spins and even over-the-head (OTH) spins, and …