Ah yeah, sorry, to be clear I am talking only about fighting without a shield. And you're absolutely right about thrusts. I just edited my video to reflect that. Still, against axes, hammers, rhompaias and other swing-only weapons, it seems to me you can almost kick with impunity, so I get the hate lol #removekicksAh well said other than the fact that it is complete bull**** though. You can get counter-kicked, can't block down with a weapon and cannot block at all with a shield. #REMOVEKICKS
I've never been counter kicked, to my knowledge... would that involve dodging my kick, then kicking me (obviously, I guess, because you can't beat me to the kick on reaction time alone if I start first)?
I agree up to a point; it's better to be a good blocker. Still, bashing is sometimes useful as a space-maker (which, as has been mentioned, is an important part of countering feinters at a higher level), and definitely valuable in a group-fight situation.Even with a proper understanding of bashing, there is not much added value to using it (except that it might annoy some players who will then play more reckless)