Conditioning and Foundational Movement Skills Seminar

Quick question: what’s your primary weapon? If you said longsword, rapier, sidesword… sorry, but in swordplay, your body is actually the most crucial part of your martial practice! It’s what makes it possible to then train with or without other weapons. We oil our swords, but what about basic body maintenance? More effective training sessions are an immediate payoff, with injury prevention keeping us in the game.

The most important tool we use in the training of any martial art is our body.  Proper alignment, mechanics and regular maintenance is required to keep our bodies functionally well- not only as athletes but in our day to day life.  Duello’s own Meghan O’Connel is offering a very special seminar on conditioning and foundational movement skills.  This is great way to learn how to keep our bodies doing what we love (swordplay!) for many years to come with minimal strain and injury to ourselves along the way.

This two-hour, premium workshop will teach you:
  • how to improve the quality of training sessions and reduce your risk of acute injury when training, whether with weapons or unarmed combat
  • common asymmetries and muscle imbalances for various types of swordplay as well as archery
  • basic body maintenance and “prehab” to help fend off overuse and imbalance injuries
  • what type of cooldown is actually necessary



DATE:  Sunday, September 21st/ 2014

TIME:  10:00am- 12:00pm

PRICE:  $75.00

Visit the front desk in person, or call 604-568-9907, or visit our website and sign up here.


devonboorman Devon Boorman is the Co-Founder and Director of Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay, which has been active in Vancouver, Canada since 2004. Devon’s expertise centres on the Italian swordplay tradition including the arts of the Renaissance Italian rapier, sidesword, and longsword, as well as knife and unarmed techniques.
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