My Swordfit Bootcamp Experience – Day 7

Hi All,

Back again from another three day weekend, including a visit to Hell’s Gate with Mom. (How wicked was your weekend?)

On a less nefarious note- or more, depending on your take on swords- today’s cutting was a drill used for last month’s feature in Breakfast TV. Mané demonstrates it here:

We also experimented with a completely new topic: capoeira. Ginga, kicks, and cartwheels were woven into our theme section along with rope spinning, the BTV drill, and a thrust, yield, fendente/tutta volta combination excercise. The outcome is the circuit, below.


And finally, a video depicting today’s unusual punishment for tardiness.

This week we’re receiving even more punishment- three days of bootcamp in a row! (Due to missing Monday). And you thought we were getting off easy, eh?

Until tomorrow,

Arte, Ardore, Onore,



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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