Do you think that you are extremely quick to draw your sword? If you figure out that you need more practice, then perhaps it is time to get the $19.99 Rigid Foam Sparring Sword as part of your toy collection. After all, if you want to practice martial arts, why not do it in a safe environment? The Rigid Foam Sparring Sword will save your real sword (if you have one) from damage, and neither will it inflict injury on your sparring partner, without sacrificing on speed and full contact in your training. It does remove the element of being extremely alert though, as sparring with an actual sword might just put you on your toes all the time.