Last weekend, North America’s longest standing Western Martial Arts conference took place. This is a beautiful four day event of swordplay and martial art that spans many disciplines. This year, workshops included everything from Bolognese sidesword to Persian sword & buckler, and from wrestling technique to combat psychology. Beyond workshops, free-fencing plays a part every day, along with a final night feast where conference instructors are asked to put on demonstration bouts to display the best they can of their various arts.
For this week’s video post I thought it would be nice to share some of the videos from this event including sparring, armoured combat, and a couple workshop topics that often do not get seen outside of very specific groups.
Rapier & Dagger Bout – Bill Grandy and John O’Meara
Sword & Buckler Demonstration Bout – Devon Boorman and Robert Rutherford
Persian Sword and Buckler as taught by Dr. Khorasani
Italian Two-Handed Stick as taught by Marco Quarta
The Deed of Arms
If you’re in for a longer watch, this video shows off a fantastic Deed of Arms put on in a medieval fashion to honour the origins of the art.
This Week on Duello.TV
It’s the start of a new month of curriculum at Academie Duello so you can look forward to the start of a whole new series of educational videos on our education channel. This month’s topics include:
- Use of the Rapier and Offhand
- Use of the Rapier and Dagger
- Grappling at the Longsword
- Weapon Disarms
New videos every Monday here.