It’s a new month of curriculum at Academie Duello. Our focus this month is on Fundamentals pretty much all the way around. Mastery program classes at all three levels are working on single rapier foundations; longsword class is focusing on precision and posture in all the attacks; and Sidesword focus is working on the fundamentals of entering into combat.
On Duello.TV starting next week we will be posting content from our Longsword focus classes. This content will be in a one week delay from its presentation at the school and will include some content already on the site as well as some new content we have been shooting. Now students here and abroad can follow along with our longsword technical program more easily.
Green Cord (Level 1)
Blue Cord (Level 2)
To start our month on intermediate single sword techniques, we are revisiting the True Fight. How do you gain the first measures and having gained them how do you force your opponent to your plans and respond to them in the most sensible fashion? Watch and find out.
Red Cord (Level 3)
Solo Exercise of the Week
This week we’re looking at a very large longsword: the Spadone is an Italian Greatsword that we sometimes employ in our SwordFit program at Academie Duello and in workshops. The exercises presented here are excellent for learning about cutting dynamics with any sword and how to best connect your body with the cut. Practice with caution and lots of space.