This post provides links to videos for every lesson we covered in the Mastery Program at Academie Duello for July 16 to 22.
This week Green Cords (level 1) learn about control of the opponent’s sword and take advantage of their opponent’s movement to strike. Blue Cords (level 2) continue their work on provocations by attacking the opponent to their body and weapon arm. Red Cords (level 3) step into tempo with the quarterstaff exploring opportunities to strike. Our solo video this week will get you started on longsword fundamentals at home whether you have a sword or simply a dowel for practice.
Green Cord (Level 1)
Blue Cord (Level 2)
Red Cord (Level 3)
Solo Exercise of the Week
If you’re new to the longsword, this video will help you set down the fundamental base for posture, movement, and basic cuts. With these skills in hand you’ll find our other fundamentals exercises even more approachable.