The Deceptive Fight (Rapier Scholar)

The use of false attacks and false openings to lure your opponent into error and put them into obedience.

The Deceptive Fight is a mode of fencing where you use false attacks and false openings to lure your opponent into predictable responses. In this series we’ll explore:

  • Use of invitations and how to make them safe and effective
  • Use of feints and how to get reliable action
  • Deception when seeking control
  • Deception when seeking to strike
  • Reducing your vulnerability to deception

This series assumes a proficiency in the foundation of Italian rapier including stringere, striking in the four tempos, and the true fight.

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
  • 9 Topics