Inviting the Opponent to Dance (Sidesword Scholar)

How to lure and counter the opponent through invitation, footwork, and wide play.

In this series we’ll explore how to lure a timid opponent into the fight and how to cue an aggressive opponent to attack right when you want them to. You’ll learn and refine:

  • The invitational provocations
  • Gioco largo (wide play) defenses and counters from the larga and high guards
  • Powerful exiting and reentering footwork

This series is a scholar level series that assumes a proficiency with all of the core guards, attacks, and defenses of sidesword as well as of 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.

About Instructor

Devon Boorman

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Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • 9 Topics