Lesson 1 & 2: The sword in two hands is a powerful tool for cutting and defending against cuts. In this week of class we look at the fundamentals of making powerful, mechanically and tactically sound cuts as well as how to cross those cuts at various distances and with various blade relationships.
Lesson 3 & 4: We examine five ways to win the crossing of swords. With these five winnings in mind, we begin our exploration of a system of defenses in each "quadrant" (high and low on the left and right) and what methods are required for each winning action. Our focus in these lessons is on defenses vs. the Fendente.