That night I learned how to properly pull out a sword from the side, and was frustrated I couldn't grasp the concept of a simple twist of the wrist trick (literally).
During the time I was starting to self-teach hoop poi. However, the 3-beat weave had me on pause. Within a few minutes, I came to realization this was the hand movement I need to master for the 3-beat weave.
I first tried while messing with the katana sword, then LED lightsabers, and now my hoops.
Here's a few shots from my Lightsaber poi experience.
I can proudly say my boyfriend taught me the 3-beat weave with his katana sword without even knowing.