This week we’re going to be using the cut to get ourselves out of some challenging situations. With the rapier at level 1 (Green Cord), we’re going to be using a cut to regain control of the opponent’s sword. At level 2 (Blue Cord) we’ll be building our precision and fluidity in sidesword cutting. At level 3 (Red Cord) we’re going to be defending ourselves against rising and mid-line cuts from all four quadrants. In our longsword focus class this week we are learning to counter the cuts we studied last week. So get your rapier, sidesword, or longsword in hand and lets get started.
Green Cord (Level 1)
Blue Cord (Level 2)
This weeks’ focus is on dynamic cutting movements with the sidesword. You will be challenged to move through a series of different types of target drills to develop your ability to move from one type of cut to another in a way that is efficient, powerful, and safe.
Red Cord (Level 3)
Exercise of the Week
In this week’s fundamental longsword exercise we are going to continue our work on ‘walking around the sword’ so that we can change our grip from a grip on the handle to a grip on the blade while moving through a cutting pattern.