Sword and Buckler: Provocations in Largo and Stretto

Learn to create and exploit predictable movements from the opponent in sword & buckler.

A provocation is an action designed to lure the opponent into making a predictable action that you can exploit. A good provocation yields both a predictable what (parry, attack, etc), and a predictable when. In this series we’ll explore how to use various provocations both in gioco largo (wide play) and gioco stretto (narrow play).

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

  • 7 Lessons
  • 14 Topics
  • June & July 2023