March 6th, 2016

Longsword: Basic & Advanced

The knightly art of longsword was used in Europe for hundreds of years to fight wars, duels and in personal combat. It has become one of the most common weapons used on Stage. After learning the fundamentals of this longsword system we will work on choreographing a Longsword fight!

Basic: This introduction will cover the fundamental techniques to become familar with the longsword. You’ll learn the guard, footwork, attacks, defense which will culminate in a short bit of choreography.

Advanced: If you have trained with me in Longsword then enroll for the Advanced Choreo session instead. You will be given an advanced sequence of choreography to work up to speed. You have less than 2 hours before you will be expected to perform it at speed for stage. In the second half you will work the common camera angles with minimal rehearsal time to reset for each angle. Please be ready for a high paced experience with high expectations!