Sidesword Assaults Solo & Paired

In this course you will learn the first assault of sword and buckler documented in Achille Marozzo’s 1535 book Opera Nova. This assault features attacks, defenses, feints, and various other strategies. It’s a great solo form and a tool for unlocking tactical and strategic ideas from this historical source.

First you’ll learn the entirety of the assault then we’ll break down the tactical actions contained in each part and look at how you can apply them to combat.

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

  • 6 Lessons
  • 9 Topics
  • Weekly Classes Debut: Friday 12pm PST