Swordplay Masterclass

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What do others say about the Masterclass?

Steve F

This an excellent deep dive into a practice of the longsword. Whether you’re new to swordsmanship, an experienced martial artist looking to pick up a new proficiency or just want to pursue a physical historical topic that can be acquired academically and athletically this MasterClass will serve you well. There is truly something for every level of interest in this course. The pacing is challenging and engaging at the same time, and with a flexible timeframe that encourages the practitioner to advance at a reasonable, self-driven pace. The masterclass teaches not only how to use this particular historical weapon, but how to create a path toward excellence that can be applied to any endeavor. These weeks have been time and money well spent!

David S

This is exactly the class a practitioner or future instructor needs. It lays out a training plan, but more importantly enables you to generate them for yourself and assist others in doing so. As always, the Academie Duello instructional team and curriculum are excellent.

David S

This intensive is so valuable and well conducted that I unhesitatingly attended it again only six months after the first time, because I wanted to be sure I absorbed all of it. I’ll be repeating it again, likely yearly. I am an experienced teacher and will now be a much better one, as well as a much more well-rounded and effective martial artist.

Ben C

This intensive helps me see the connective tissue between so many of the individual techniques I had observed and learned. There is no better on-the-spot place to get this knowledge, and it is invaluable to my sword training going forward. This is without even mentioning the lessons in training methodology, which are cutting edge in terms of adult learning – applicable across a wide field indeed.

Milan Č

I am very pleased with your online lessons, they are very good and structured, at least from my view point ! I train from Nicoletto Giganti manual the focus is on basics and I like that ! Thank you very much for your effort!

Kate J

Academie Duello’s instructor intensive gives a glimpse into a well-established, highly developed curriculum of swordplay as a martial art. I learned systematic learning and teaching techniques that will provide me and my study group with a path to continuous improvement as martial artists. The best part about it was spending a week at such an amazing, passionate and welcoming school.

Robine A

Devon’s approach to learning and teaching really opened my eyes to the gaps in my own approach to swordplay. I am much more confident in my ability to learn and pass on my experience to my fellow practitioners.

Lin Z

This is a great opportunity not only to learn about how to use the weapons, but also to learn how to learn, to train, and to be your own instructor. It will benefit everyone who wish to improve their skills as well as their capability to become a better practitioner in the future.