Yes, it looks like a still from an action movie: the scenic backdrop, the uncertain footing, a weapon in each hand. But beyond the aesthetics, there is a purpose to training on uneven ground or strange surroundings like this: they're uncommon.
One of the big dangers of practice in the #warriorarts -- any of them -- is getting lulled by the artificiality of your training environment: an often padded floor; even lighting; temperature control; upbeat music. This is a great environment for learning something new (chaos is not a good backdrop for retention), but as a way to hone skills -- to gain a visceral understanding of WHY one does what they do -- it is lacking.
Stepping out of your comfort zone will force you to confront both the purpose of drills in a new way, and some points of technique you have perhaps overlooked in your training. So go outside: drill on a slope, or uneven ground, or barefoot in sand or knee-deep water. What does that do to your balance? Your timing? Your visual field? If not, why not?
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