Do your homework!

You’ve all heard it (well, those of you attending class).Homework abounds at Academie Duello. Every rank in the Mastery program was assigned homework for the month of January.

The homework we’ve assigned has two specific qualities

  • simple: it can be explained easily in a sentence or two
  • quick: it doesn’t take long to do; about 5 minutes

Ideally you’re doing the homework 6 days of the week. It is an excellent way to maintain a level of practice in your fundamentals.


If you weren’t here for class this past week, here’s the homework!


Green & Blue: 10 lunges with each hand, 10 reverse lunges with each hand
Red: conduct 5 disarms in combat.

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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