Longsword Fundamentals II: Thrusting, Blade Control & Footwork

Thrust with precision, control their weapon, and work from any distance.

What You’ll Learn

  • the five thrusts of the longsword
  • attacking a target with proper intent
  • the three physical advantages to control the opponent’s blade
  • attacking with cuts while controlling the opponent’s blade
  • attacking with thrusts while controlling the opponent’s blade
  • footwork options to attack from the five measures (striking ranges)

Practitioners of other longsword systems (German and Spanish, for instance) will see many mechanical similarities, even though the terminology may be different.

Acknowledgement of Safety and Risk

  1. Practice all exercises slowly and with control.
  2. Practice using training swords that are specifically made for practice and are not sharp.
  3. Use protective gear for all exercises. In many of our videos we are not wearing head, throat or body protection in order to make clear explanation more possible. You should always use protective gear when practicing these arts regardless of the exercise.
  4. Be aware that injuries in training are always possible. Ensure that you are practicing with care and caution at all times.
  5. Swordplay Masterclass is not responsible for any injuries that occur as a result of sword practice inspired from our videos.

Course Content

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Course Includes

  • 3 Lessons
  • 16 Topics
  • 30 Challenges