Powerful Wide Play 1: Cutting & Footwork

Learn to master the wide play (gioco largo) by building powerful and smooth body mechanics. This is an ideal course for anyone interested in swinging longswords or greatswords (spadone) with grace and precision.

Wide play (gioco largo) is a mode of fighting defined by large cutting and clearing actions designed to dominate and displace the opponent from the center. In this course you’ll learn the mechanics and footwork of this powerful and beautiful mode of fighting and how it interacts with gioco stretto (narrow play).

This course will build your ability to:

  • Strike powerfully and precisely
  • Flow gracefully with your weapon
  • Bring your whole body into your attacks and defenses
  • Control distance between you and your opponent
  • Beat people who throw powerful cuts at their own game

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.

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Devon Boorman

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Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons
  • 28 Topics