Eat the Book: A Process for Understanding Historical Sources

One of the awesome things about Historical European Martial Arts is that they come from a rich historical tradition. And this tradition includes a wealth of instructional books written from within the period where those arts were most actively practiced. Picking up a 15th-century fighting manual is by no means necessary to learn, practice, and…

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What’s the most important thing in comedy?

“So… why didn’t that work the way you wanted to?” “I didn’t move fast enough.”   This is a conversation I often have with my students in class. The student has correctly identified an issue in tempo (typically everything else is being done correctly) but they’ve made a mistake in the aspect of tempo that…

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This month at Academie Duello and on Duello.TV

Rank examinations have just finished up today for the Mastery Program with two new Blue Cords entering the ranks. They have a whole new set of topics to look forward to as we roll over into the next month of curriculum at Academie Duello. Green Cord – Rapier and Offhand This month in Green Cord…

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