Blade Turns and Core Strength with Rapier

This month we're working every turn (volta) of the blade, from spins to swings and even a few cuts. Paired with that are footwork exercises to keep us spry, and core strength work to make us fitter and better at everything.

In this course we’re covering blade “turns”, that is, how the blade spins along its edge, as well as how it moves when anchored at the tip, mezza, and hilt. Footwork is an essential skill, and there are never enough hours in the day to get our feet moving with precision and agility. Lastly, we’ll work our core strength (yeah, abs!) to get our abdominals and obliques engaged for health and fitness.

A note about warmup and physical readiness. I run a very short warmup at the beginning of class. Take what extra time you may need ahead of class to be able to move freely and sometimes quickly/explosively without risk of injury. Some of us (like me!) need more than a few minutes to warmup, while some require less.

Class Format

  • 5 min: salute in, warmup and meditation
  • 25 min: movements, strength-building, drills, student feedback, salute out
  • 10 min: stretching
  • q&a

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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About Instructor

Greg Reimer

Greg has been studying swordfighting since 2006, and is the director of Swordfight Canada, a school in the northern Rocky Mountains of British Columbia.

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Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • 4 Topics
  • June 2021