Introduction to the Italian Rapier DVD
Step-by-Step Guide to the Fundamentals of Rapier Combat
Internationally renowned swordsman and instructor Devon Boorman demonstrates the fundamentals of Renaissance rapier combat.
This sophisticated art represents the pinnacle of the duel of honour as it was originally practised in the seventeenth century and its practice today. You will learn the grace, power, and effective martial skills of Renaissance rapier combat with solo and partnered exercises that demonstrate the foundation of swordplay.
DVD, running time 105 minutes.
2. Posture & Movement
3. The Lunging Attack
4. Gaining the Opponent's Sword
5. Recovering Control of the Fight
6. Tempo: Timing & Opportunity
7. Full-Speed Sparring & Freeplay
Devon Boorman has practised martial arts for over 20 years. Winner of more than 40 European competitions, he has also worked on stage and screen as a stunt person and choreographer. He is the co-founder and director of Academie Duello, Centre for Swordplay, which has been active in the Vancouver area since 2004. The Academie is currently the largest Western Martial Arts centre in the world, with over 200 active students and an arms and armour museum.