Where a swordman tries to tire out an opponent by repeteadly dodging
Make him swing and miss, he'll tireIn a swordfight one opponents tactic is to make the other side attack as much as possible until he is tired an then finish him off. Much like Flynning the goal is to make the sword fight longer and safer for the actors, only instead of hitting each others swords one of them keeps hitting air. In Real Life the best move when your opponent misses a strike is to use the resulting opening for a counterstrike. This trope also shows the sword fighter swinging and missing as out of breath after a few strikes; a trained warrior was supposed to keep going during a battle that might well last hours.
-[[Film/Troy Hector to Paris before his duel with Menelaus]].
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