Free Month of Full Access + Longsword Strategy Lesson

Greetings everyone! Our free one month special on Duello.TV Scholars Club and Masters Club subscriptions is on until Friday, November 4th.

Don’t miss out on your chance to get full-access to our new three-part Longsword Fundamentals and Rapier Fundamentals courses plus over 400 video lessons (45+ hours) on beginner to expert topics across all weapon disciplines.

One of the areas that we’ve recently expanded is our topics on Longsword strategy. The lesson I’ve included below gives a systematic approach to how to attack an opponent based on where they are holding their sword and how to counter their forced response. Check it out:

Mastery takes an understanding of not just technique but the theory, principles, and practice behind them. Our goal is to give you the tools to be able to learn a technique, bring it into your own combative swordplay, and be able to pass it on to others in a way that makes sense.

For this month (November 2016) we have produced all new video lessons on longsword defence and effective counter-attacks, as well as advanced rapier strategy for defeating different kinds of opponents. We’re releasing a new video in this series on a weekly basis, and at the end of the month they’ll all be available in their Video Library playlist.

Get your Free month of Masters Club all-access here:

We hope you’ll check out everything we have to offer. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Devon & Greg

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Free Month of Full Access + Rapier Strategy Lesson

Hi all,

Devon here. The first weapon I started with in HEMA, 23 years ago, was the rapier. The speed, precision, and chess-game of it—along with a bit of musketeer fantasy—really captured me. It is a discipline I feel is highly under-represented and often misunderstood in the HEMA community of today, even though it was arguably the seed of our modern resurgence. It is also one of the best teachers of combative efficiency, timing, and distance.

I believe the journey of mastery is best pursued across disciplines. Each weapon has unique lessons to share with us as martial artists, fighters, and teachers. This is a model we see in the manuals of the old masters and we’ve sought to preserve it on Duello.TV.

This video lesson on Stringere and Constraint is one of the most notable lessons I learned from my pursuit of the rapier and has become a central model for combative strategy and tactics across all the weapons I teach. I hope you enjoy it and get some insight from it as a teacher and practitioner.

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We have had a tremendous response to our offer this week. I’m excited to be able to share this journey with so many more people.

I hope that you’ll join us this month in our Scholars Club and Masters Club. For 3 more days we are offering an introductory month of Full Access for free with no obligation afterward. I hope you’ll take the time to explore the over 400 video lessons on the site as well as our new Fundamentals Courses, and hundreds of training advice articles.

Get your Free month of Masters Club access here with the coupon “1FREEMONTH” and help us spread the word:

Offer ends on November 4th at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions or comments you may have.

Enjoy your practice!

Devon & Greg

Last Chance to Get Duello.TV for Free

This is your last day to get a free month of the Scholars Club or Masters Club! There’s no obligation to continue, so there’s nothing to lose. The offer ends at midnight—get in before it expires.

What you’ll get is access to over 400 video lessons (45+ hours of teaching) in the Video Library, 8 online courses, and a repository of excellent training blog articles that has come from more than 20 years of experience as a practitioner and teacher of Historical European Martial Arts.

Click here to sign-up for a free month of Masters Club.

Newcomers will gain the benefits of

  • Healthy and effective body mechanics
  • A structured approach that teaches you not just how, but why
  • Drills to help you get better fast
  • Practical training advice
  • Interactive support to help you get and stay motivated

Experienced practitioners will benefit from

  • High level refinement of technique
  • Advanced drills and training advice
  • Exercises to bridge from drill to combat
  • Structured programs for learning and teaching

Click here to sign-up for a free month of Masters Club.

We hope that you’ll start on the journey of mastery with us!

Devon & Greg

P.S. We will be piloting a new livestream service this month for subscribers that will give you a chance to get in-person advice from us and others in the community. We’re eager to find new ways to help your training be even better.

Free One Month Club Pass to the new DTV! – prelaunch

Summary Click: Starting Friday, Enrol for Free One Month Full Access Pass – more details below…

Hey everyone,

Devon here. I hope you’re enjoying your membership to Duello.TV! You’re one of over 1200 practitioners who has helped make this great online video project worthwhile for Greg and me.

Over the past 7 years we have expanded from a few class re-cap videos to a comprehensive collection of over 400 lessons that can take you from swordplay beginner to expert. We’ve received rave reviews from experts and novices alike and now have over 20 study groups and schools using our material to help develop their students.

This year we decided we really wanted to up the quality and usefulness of the subscriber side of Duello.TV even further. We have added dozens of new playlists on longsword, rapier, dagger, and sword & shield, and have created a new type of content: Courses.

Courses break learning down into easy to follow, progressive lessons. Now you can watch a 3-5 minute video, take the retention quiz, and follow the practice guide. It’s a much easier way for at-home practitioners, study groups, and schools to build their knowledge and ability, quickly.

Our Rapier Fundamentals and Longsword Fundamentals course series each have hours of lesson and practice content to help you up your game with these two excellent weapons. These courses:

  • Break down the essentials of healthy and powerful body mechanics.
  • Teach you how to create effective and responsive blade control.
  • Give the foundation for strategic control of any opponent.
  • Provide a theory and teaching structure that will help you expertly present these ideas to others.

After you complete the Fundamentals you can progress to our Apprentice level series that includes courses on Longsword Grappling, Rapier Strategy, and Unarmed.

Starting this Friday, for one week, we’re going to be offering a special deal to all of our members to check out the new Scholar’s Club and Master’s Club levels FREE for an entire month.

You’ll get access to:

  • 8 new courses on Longsword and Rapier
  • Our comprehensive library of over 400 lesson videos (more than 45 hours of teaching!)
  • Swordplay solo exercises across 4 disciplines
  • All of our training advice blog archives (Masters Club)

On Friday, October 28 at 10am Pacific time, visit our enrolment pages here:

1 Month Free Scholars Club

1 Month Free Masters Club 

Or research and choose your membership from the enrolment options page and enter the following promo code: 1FREEMONTH

Join us! We think you’ll like what you see and we’re eager to get your feedback. We’ll never stop offering free stuff, but paying subscribers are what make it possible for us to develop the next stages of this great resource. We hope you’ll come on board and support us. Your subscription commitment is month-to-month, and you can cancel your subscription at any time. Remember, this great coupon deal expires at 11:59 pm on Friday, November 4.

I’ll send you a reminder on Friday. Feel free to share the promo with friends in your group or school.

Devon & Greg