Longsword Fundamentals III: Timing, Defense & Sparring (LSW-060)

20 lessons, 54 min video
Fight like knight, sharpen your skills as a longsword practitioner, and build the foundation as a great swordfighter. In this course you'll be guided step-by-step through the fundamentals of Italian Longsword practice. Each topic contains a short video, retention quiz, and specific practice advice. This course is part three of DTV's step-by-step guide through the fundamentals of Italian Longsword practice, and assumes familiarity with the concepts presented in Longsword Fundamentals I: Intro, Cutting & Postures and Longsword Fundamentals II: Thrusting, Blade Control & Footwork.

What You’ll Need

  • A sword specifically made for practice, preferably one constructed, weighted and balanced to match the sword being studied.
  • If you don’t have a sword, a wooden dowel or other staff 36″-45″ long, about 1″ in diameter
  • Gloves can make handling some swords more comfortable.
  • A mirror, video camera, or partner to help check your form and provide feedback.

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.

Get the Certificate

If you have completed all three Fundamentals sub-courses (I, II and III), you are eligible for the completion certificate. Click here to go the confirmation page and get your printable certificate of completion for Longsword Fundamentals. Looking for the videos without the course work? Click here for Longsword Fundamentals III playlist.
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