Disarms & Dagger Strikes with Rapier

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    28 topics, 41 min video

    Lessons 1 & 2: Sometimes we don’t want to kill our opponent but simply neutralize them. One of the most effective means of doing this is the disarm. Here we look at methods to take control of the weapon and exploit mechanical weaknesses of the hand to strip the weapon from our opponent’s grip.

    Lessons 3 & 4: We’ll be taking some of the same disarms we worked in lessons 1 & 2, but now from a position where the opponent has gained our sword. Yielding to their force and passing under the blade we’ll find disarms at the distance of the opponent’s guard, forte, and blade.

    Lessons 5 & 6: Moving on from our sword centric approach and look at how the dagger can be first employed in disarms, and then how some of our close approaching techniques can be used to enter in and strike with the dagger.

    Lessons 7 & 8: Concluding our work on disarms we focus on striking with the dagger and then look at the principles behind countering disarms and close plays, using close play of our own.

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