Lúthdorn

Lúthdorn (sylvan loo'-dorr "intimate fist") is a hand to hand fighting style developed by the eladrin of An Tuath. It is used widely by the silver elves in military and personal defense. It evolved as a method of both defeating opponents while unarmed and interrupting spellcasting in battle with the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy wizard taking the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.

Lúthdorn utilizes all forms of grappling techniques to some degree (i.e. throwing, trapping, joint locks, holds, gouging, biting, disengagements, striking, and kicking), in addition to the use of weapons, especially the spear.

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