In this short lesson Devon shares a simple way to begin to develop the feeling of how to send your sword out with power and lightness. Then how to proceed from there toward greater complexity and dexterity in your swordwork. Taken from the Swordplay Masterclass (https://swordplaymasterclass.com).
This is a solo based lesson that will help you start to develop the strength, resilience, and coordination required to fall safely in partner exercise. This is ideal for those who have never practiced falling before or those who intend to teach falling to beginners.
Get your sword (or stick, or broom handle, or umbrella!) in hand right now for a 10 minute swordplay flow exercise. This is a great way to warm-up for further study or simply to put 10 minutes of swordplay into your day.
This lesson on cutting a full blow from your offside (roverso fendente) touches on every part of fluid mechanics. You’ll learn how to effectively use the lever of the sword’s handle to generate greater initial power, follow the blow with your hips and feet, and smoothly transition between blows from the right and left.