Hickory Arms feels that your hickory training sword needs to be treated as a piece of sports equipment in order to receive maximum benefit. Regardless of whether your practice sword is a Claymore or Youth Broad sword, size doesn’t matter when it comes to practicing form and increasing strength. Oh sure, you can flail about with abandon and hope no one gets too badly injured, but practicing first with a Pell and keeping safety in mind will purposefully increase the enjoyment of your new practice sword. Hickory Arms hopes this leads to a lifelong love of sword training and use.
Here are a few kid friendly Pell Training and Sword Safety resources. Feel free to print out and share.