Upgraded Sidesword Fundamentals

Hello everyone!

We just finished a big boost to our Sidesword Fundamentals course. Now it includes new quizzes and practice notes added to each lesson group. This will help you make the most of the content by facilitating retention and guiding your practice. Additionally when you finish the series you can now print a certification of completion! Sidesword is finally getting the same love as our fundamentals courses for Longsword and Rapier, we hope you enjoy it.

Sidesword Fundamentals is a great primer for study, you’ll cover topics like:

  • posture and footwork
  • cutting lines and mechanics
  • guard names
  • buckler positions and their use with the sidesword
  • parries and counter-attacks

With our online instruction you can learn anytime, anywhere and on any device—desktop, tablet or phone. Start a course on your own time and progress through it in bite-sized bits. Revisit the site to easily pick up where you left off the last time you were on. Get started!

While you’re there, be sure to complete the Longsword Fundamentals or Rapier Fundamentals series to build a well-rounded foundation to your swordplay practice. Invest in yourself and in the enjoyment of your art!

Use the coupon, pay only $9/mo

Sign-up by going to https://duello.tv/dtv-pricing-membership-packages/.

Register for the Scholar’s Club membership and enter the code: CORONA20MA

This coupon gives you $20 off the regular price of $29/mo—Subscription Club access is yours for only $9 per month! Hope to see you there. We’re here to support you, and appreciate your support at this time.


Devon & Greg

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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

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

50% OFF Fundamentals Course Packs until Sept 22


September often starts the beginnings of new studies, and we’re making it easier to get yourself deeper into your swordplay training. Until September 22nd, we’re offering 50% off of unlimited access to our Fundamentals Course Packs! One purchase will get you lifetime access to these incredible resources.

Use coupon: Fundamentals50s

These packs offer dozens of video lessons on effective and powerful historical Rapier, Longsword, and Sidesword technique. They include solo and partnered exercises for developing effective technique, strategy, and body mechanics for power, health, and grace. There are lessons on mechanical control and the tactics of controlling the centre, control of time and the theory of tempo and tactics, as well as the structure and theory that you need to share this martial art with others.

This 50% discount offer is available on the following packs:

  • Longsword Fundamentals (3 courses, 50 topics, 117 min video)
  • Rapier Fundamentals (3 courses, 49 topics, 101 min video)
  • Sidesword Novice (7 courses, 136 topics, 246 min video, WOW!)

Add the Coupon then Checkout

These course packs are usually $199 each, but now until September 22nd they’re only $99 each.

Click below and enter the coupon code Fundamentals50S to receive 50% off lifetime access to this awesome content.

This is lifetime access on desktop or mobile. So regardless of your schedule, or where you are, you can access the content when you’re most able.

Packed Full of Content

All of the courses are progressive and broken into bite-sized pieces for easy learning and practice. Track your progress and easily pick up where you left off.

The lessons are built for practitioners of all experience levels. They’re a great way to build your initial foundation in a way that you won’t have to unlearn years later, and they’re tremendously powerful for experienced practitioners who want to up their game in every detail (because it is always about excellent fundamentals).

HEMA teachers and leaders will benefit from the precision of language, layered approach to learning, and clear exercises and practice routines that will allow you to more effectively teach others and offer a more professional learning environment.

The offer expires at midnight on September 22nd so be sure to take advantage by applying coupon code Fundamentals50S on the Cart or Checkout page.

Check out all the course packs we on offer here:

Coupon: Fundamentals50s

Good Training Everyone!
Devon and Greg