As of this week on Duello.TV we have over 250 videos posted! We have content on longsword, sidesword, rapier and dagger, cloak, buckler, and more. It’s been exciting getting to this stage and we’re looking froward to bringing even more cool stuff soon.
This month all three levels of the Mastery Program are focusing on the use of the rapier and the offhand. You’ll notice as you look at the videos across each level that whether you are using the offhand alone, with a rapier, with a buckler, or with a cloak, the positions in our system or universal.
Green Cord (Level 1)
This week in our classes we focused on inviting our opponent to strike through our sword to lead them into the primary defence of our sword with our offhand support or the reverse with the offhand playing the dominant role.
Blue Cord (Level 2)
In Blue Cord, like Green, we are working on solidifying and testing our rapier and offhand or dagger positions where both the sword and offhand join together to make the defence. The first video focuses on approaching the opponent, the second on situations where the opponent approaches you. Look to these videos for some added advanced tips on the joined positions that build on what you learned at Green Cord.
Red Cord (Level 3)
Solo Exercise of the Week
This week we are breaking down one of the most common and powerful actions with the rapier: the lunge.