As a lifelong martial artist with 50 years of dedicated training, I recommend Devon Boorman and Academie Duello, and I do so strongly. Students are privileged to have access to such a great school. If you have the fire to learn, don’t wait to begin.

Grand Master Mark Mikita

Duello is… a family, a place to geek out with swords and relax, a challenge to our minds and bodies.

Matheus Olmedo
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DTV News & Updates

January 2, 2017

30-for-30 Swordplay Challenge 2017 | Practice 30 minutes of swordplay per day for 30 days starting January 2nd until January 31st. This can include your current training or be in addition to it. Join us on Facebook today!

December 27, 2016

2016 DTV Year in Review | As with most years, 2016 has been a year of growth, struggle, triumph, and celebration. We have experimented, challenged ourselves, had a few stumbles but in the end made some great strides. There is so much done, and so much to look forward to. Here are a few of the things we’re proud of from 2016.

November 26, 2016

Tomorrow’s Livestream Postponed! | Just a quick note to say that tomorrow (Sunday’s) livestream is postponed. Despair not! Next week’s broadcast is on. We’ll see everyone there at 11:00 am PST on Sunday, December 4.

November 19, 2016

Weekly Livestream now in Beta | One of the most difficult parts of pursuing mastery of an art is holding yourself accountable to your own training and growth. So that’s why Greg and I are going to beta a new weekly livestream.

November 12, 2016

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Recent Training Articles

February 6, 2017

30-for-30 Swordplay Challenge in Review | At the end of January we finished up the fourth 30-for-30 Swordplay Challenge. I took some time to reread a bulk of the training reports and compiled some interesting collections based on the diversity of training represented. I hope they’re as interesting and entertaining to all of you as they were to me. (more)

January 31, 2017

How to Connect with the Historical in HEMA | I had fought hard, reached a certain peak of success, received ample rewards, but then felt completely deflated. Then I began to investigate both the martial and the historical part of this pursuit and realized something more lasting than simple competitive success. (more)

January 23, 2017

Structuring Your Solo Practice | Not everyone has the luxury of being able to regularly attend classes at a school like Academie Duello or get together with regular training partners. So how do you train on your own in a way that is effective? (more)

January 16, 2017

The Halfway Hump | Halfway points are both exciting and challenging. On one front, you’ve made it half way! However, you also have as far again to go. Here are a few tips to get through the halfway hump. (more)

January 9, 2017

What Have You Failed At Today? | This is not an accounting of how you “are a failure.” Quite the opposite: it is an accounting of how you “are someone who dares.” (more)