This week at Academie Duello we're deepening our study of the rapier with further use of the offhand, dagger, and disarms. We're also checking in regularly on our work with the sidesword, this week with a series of excellent cutting exercises. Meanwhile we've started shooting new longsword content from our Longsword Focus classes. So look forward to even more in-depth content for the sword in two hands.
Green Cord (Level 1)
Blue Cord (Level 2)
This week with Blue Cord we'll be stringering our opponent from the open and closed positions and exploring the variety of plays that we can create where control is transferred from the sword to the dagger.
Red Cord (Level 3)
Solo Exercise of the Week
Our fundamentals video this week will bring you through two different sidesword cutting exercises that employ the ribbon cut. This rising and descending blow is excellent for deflecting and parrying attacks while then following on immediately into the created opening with an attack of your own.