Longsword vs. Sword & Buckler (COM-311)

Learn 10 strategies with the longsword and sword & buckler that can be used to maximize your effectiveness and minimize your weaknesses when these two weapon disciplines meet one another.

The longsword sword and buckler are two beautiful disciplines that each have a lot to share with one another. In this course you’ll explore and develop your practice with both disciplines by taking one against the other.


First, with sword & buckler, you’ll learn how to:

  • use your sword to channel the opponent’s weapon into your buckler,
  • create broad areas of cover that make you difficult to strike,
  • enter in close to take away the reach advantage of the longsword,
  • and finally press and control with the buckler to fight powerfully on the inside.

Then, with the longsword, you’ll learn how to:

  • maximize your reach advantage through the use of well placed thrusts,
  • use your opponent’s buckler against them to screen their view,
  • split the weapons and find the gaps in the opponent’s defenses,
  • and work around the outside of the sword & buckler with deceptive cuts and thrusts.

Through a combination of solo and partner practice exercises you’ll expand your capacity with both of these weapon combinations when facing each other but also in all forms of both matched and unmatched sparring.

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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Sword & Buckler: Strategies vs Longsword

Longsword: Strategies vs Sword & Buckler
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Devon Boorman

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Course Includes

  • 16 Lessons
  • 59 Topics
  • 10 Quizzes