It’s the week of the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium at Academie Duello. We’re all eagerly anticipating an awesome weekend of workshops, lectures, sparring, and socializing. This week we’re on our regular schedule of classes at Duello and on Duello.TV. At level 1 (Green) we’re looking at defending with the offhand, level 2 (Blue) and level 3 (Red) are exploring further guards with the sidesword and longsword respectively. Enjoy your week, I know we will be!
Green Cord (Level 1)http://duello.tv/featured-videos/this-week-in-class/
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)http://duello.tv/featured-videos/this-week-in-class/
This week our focus in sidesword is on guards where the point is oriented toward the opponent. From a point-on position we can control and constrain the opponent through threat (we may stab them) and our sword position against there’s. In these lessons we’ll look at how we arrive in the mid (stretta) and high (alta) guard positions and from these positions how to exploit the advantages and respond based on how the opponent responds.
Red Cord (Level 3)http://duello.tv/featured-videos/this-week-in-class/
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