Sidesword & Buckler in Wide Play (Sidesword Scholar)

The mechanics and strategy of using the buckler in the wide play of sidesword. From tips on maneuvering successfully around the shield without compromising your defense, to techniques for incorporating the buckler into deceptive play.

Gioco Largo (wide play), where the sword actions are broad with the intent of clearing the centre or leading the opponent into chase, can be powerfully supported by the buckler. The buckler adds a layer of safety and centreline control giving you more freedom with your sword actions. In this series you’ll learn how to move between the centre control of the buckler and sword, how to move around the buckler without compromising your safety, and how to incorporate the buckler into deceptive play.

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

  • 4 Lessons
  • 8 Topics