Thanks for the update. Your training there mirrors what I've been taught pretty well and with similar results (i.e. survivable, but not enjoyable), which is good to know since ours was in a lower intensity environment.
Does bicep and shoulder work well if the defender is giving up a lot of size and mass to the attacker? Is it a strength thing or more leverage and position? How do you pass the weapon as you transition from right-foot lead inside to left-foot lead on the outside?