Tag Archives: mounted combat

A Breed for Every Need

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in April 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Horsemanship Level 2: Identification Horses come in many … Continue reading

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The Blue Spur Curriculum

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in April 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Having completed our blog tour through the Green … Continue reading

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Striking From the Saddle

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in April 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. The final item on the Green Spur checklist … Continue reading

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How Not to Cut Your Horse

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in March 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. The Eight Cuts, Contorted for the Saddle … Continue reading

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Mounted Mechanics

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in March 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Last week we took a brief tour … Continue reading

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The Mounted Arsenal

This post was originally published on Academie Duello‘s blog in March 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Swordplay Knowledge: mounted weaponry Aside from knowing … Continue reading

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Sword Words

This post was originally published on Academie Duello‘s blog in March 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Green Spur, or first rank of the Mounted Combat program. Swordplay Knowledge In the Horsemanship portion of … Continue reading

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Mounted Combat at VISS

originally published in Academie Duello’s blog on 19 Feb 2013 As wonderful as all our venues for the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium last weekend were, none of them were quite large — or rustic — enough to host a mounted … Continue reading

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Eight Horse Melee

Originally published in Academie Duello’s blog, 5 Feb 2013 I wish I had a photo to share from last Sunday’s Mounted Combat workshop.  The stars aligned so that all participants in the workshop were strong riders, and we had enough … Continue reading

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Shoulder to Wrist: three types of cut

Swordplay from the Ground: Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder Cuts Not only are there eight lines on which to cut, there are three places from which to cut, wrist, shoulder and elbow.  For the Green Spur you are required to demonstrate … Continue reading

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