Countering Point On-Line Fencers (Sidesword Scholar)

Countering an opponent who keeps their point always on the center.

In this series we’ll explore how to counter and control an opponent who is trying to force gioco stretto (point on line fencing). You’ll learn:

  • Clearing the center and opening up gioco largo (wide play)
  • Dealing with common counters such as disengaging and collecting
  • Controlling the center through advantage
  • Safely provoking the point on-line fencer through feints, invitations, and earnest attacks.

This series is great to do with a partner or sword dummy.

Acknowledgement of Safety and Risk

  1. Practice all exercises slowly and with control.
  2. Practice using training swords that are not sharp and are specifically made for practice.
  3. Use protective gear for all exercises. In many of our videos we are not wearing head, throat or body protection in order to make clear explanation more possible. You should always use protective gear when practicing these arts regardless of the exercise.
  4. Be aware that injuries in training are always possible. Ensure that you are practicing with care and caution at all times.
  5. DuelloTV is not responsible for any injuries that occur as a result of sword practice inspired from our videos.

About Instructor

Devon Boorman

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Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • 7 Topics