The Mechanics of Deception

In this series we explore the use of deception within single handed and two handed cutting weapons in both wide and narrow play from feints and invitations to mutations and misleading footwork.

In this series we explore the use of deception within single handed and two handed cutting weapons in both wide and narrow play. We’ll explore:

  • Feints both in the cut and thrust.
  • Deceptions of preparation and of line.
  • Mutation of action.
  • Invitation and false openings.
  • Deception through footwork, body, and blade.

Bring a sidesword or two-handed sword, bucklers, shields and secondaries are also welcome.

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

  • 5 Lessons
  • 10 Topics
  • Weekly Classes Debut: Friday 12pm PST