How do you get around that pesky offhand? What do you do when your sword is in a high posture? When your point is on the centreline, how do you exploit the advantages and mitigate the weaknesses? This week on Duello.TV we explore these questions with the rapier, sidesword, and longsword as well as looking at some exercises to build up your psychological fortitude in sparring.
Green Cord (Level 1)http://duello.tv/featured-videos/this-week-in-class/
These two videos represent the end of our month on use of your offhand and as is often the case we conclude our last week with techniques you can use to counter everything that has come before. The first video will help you with the fundamentals of getting around the offhand parry of your opponent when they start in an open position, and the second when they are in a closed position.
Blue Cord (Level 2)http://duello.tv/featured-videos/this-week-in-class/
In Blue Cord we are working our way further up the body with the guards we are exploring now to the over-the-arm-guard (Sopra Braccio) and they high guard (Guardia Alta). Both of these positions are powerful for delivering descending blows and for their ability to strike through the guards and blows of your opponent, they also have a simple and effective defence.
Red Cord (Level 3)http://duello.tv/featured-videos/this-week-in-class/
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