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Spanish Swordsmanship VHS Volumes 1 & 2

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This introductory video set is designed to present the Spanish School of Swordsmanship, La Verdadera Destreza, in a simple basic form so that it is comprehensible to the modern swordsman training without a master. It will provide you the most fundamental elements of the Spanish School of Swordsmanship so that as potential Diestros, you may practice basic skills, techniques, and drills so that at the end of your basic practice you may begin to engage in light assaults.

Based upon the texts of Spanish masters Don Jeronimo Sanchez de Carranza and Don Luis Pacheco de Narvaez, La Verdadera Destreza is an instructional guide to the correct combative fighting style of the Spanish School of Swordsmanship gleaned from over twenty years of research and study of the historical Spanish treatises by Maestro Ramon Martinez and his partner, Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martinez.

Contents of Volume 1 include instruction and drills covering:
  • Weapon and Blade Selection
  • Proper Grip
  • Positions of the Hand
  • The Stance - Afirmarse
  • Footwork - Compases
  • Blade Actions - Atajo, Cambio de Atajo, and Oppositions
  • Developing Sensitivity - Tacto 
Contents of Volume 2 include:
  • Movemientos
  • Cuts - Arrebatar, Media Tajo, Mandoble
  • Thrusts - Estocadas 
  • Defensive Blade Actions - Desvios
  • Dagger Selection and Grip
  • Attack and Defense with Rapier & Dagger


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