Powerful Wide Play 3: Entering and Deception

Provoke and deceive your opponent using footwork and bladework both to create safe space to enter and to open your opponent up to attack. Learn about deceptive footwork, attacks to miss, feints, and other provocations.

Wide play (gioco largo) can be a highly deceptive mode of fighting. When your blow takes a lot of time to arrive it also allows you a lot of time to change its intent and deceive your opponent about where and how you’re going to strike.

In this course you’ll bring together the skills of the mechanics, footwork, and multi-cut flow of the earlier courses in this series and learn how to use them to make deceptions of various sorts that will draw your opponent out of position.

You’ll learn:

  • How to deceive with footwork and bladework
  • Feinting using the “attack to miss” an intentionally short or off target attack
  • Provoking the opponent into unwise parries and counter-attacks
  • The flowing “feint by stramazonne”

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

  • 6 Lessons
  • 21 Topics