7 Tips to Fighting with Speed

Charles Yallowitz with some tips for fantasy writers on how to create authentic speed fighting scenes.

Legends of Windemere

One of the best ways to handle strength is speed, which is what we’re going to look at this time.  Luke Callindor and Sari are the big speed fighters.  Their styles are familiar similar, but Sari uses more magic and stealth.  One would call her a cautious warrior while Luke is aggressive, using his speed to charge in and dodge while delivering blows.

  1. We’ll start with body type again.  Speed requires strong legs and not as much as weight as a strength fighter.  This is why you tend to see shorter and skinnier characters using these styles.  Unable or unwilling to develop large muscles, they focus on their reflexes and foot speed.  Reaction time is very important when one is fast in battle because you need your eyes and body to respond at the same time at whatever pace you’re going.
  2. Heavy weapons and armor are a hindrance to these…

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4 thoughts on “7 Tips to Fighting with Speed

  1. An excellent summary from Charles and something all of us writers need to keep in mind when Writing action scenes. Thanks for the share Sally

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