Partner Edged Weapons Training- Flow Drills
I had the opportunity to participate in the testing of instructor candidates at this year's Martial Blade Camp. A portion of the test is demonstrating partner flow drills. Many of the flow drills come out of various Filipino martial arts. The purpose of the flow drills is to allow you to get a lot of repetition in a short period of time defending against attacks from various angles. Rather then attacking, defending and stopping to reset the attacks continue from a chambered position that flows from the last attack or defensive position. In this way you get the heart pumping and adreneline flowing, especially when you combine drills so that your partner can't predict where the next attack is coming from.
The following is a demonstration of a drill called Sumbrada featuring one of the instructor candidates and yours truly (I'm the little bald guy).