Making Your Opponent Dance with Offensive Provocations (Sidesword Scholar)

Using earnest attacks, attacks to the hand, feints, and attacks to miss to put the opponent into obedience.

In this series we’ll be using offensive provocations in gioco largo (and some in gioco stretto) to force the opponent into predictable defenses. You’ll explore:

  • Earnest attacks – How and when to make an attack that hits.
  • Attacks to the sword hand – Using lower commitment attacks to create obedience.
  • Feints – False attacks to draw the opponent out of position.
  • Attacks to miss – Attacking off target to create chasing.

This is a fantastic course for both solo and partnered practice.

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
  • 8 Topics
  • June 2021