Positioning to Expand or Reduce Offensive & Defensive Options

Instructor(s): Mark Hollingshead


This workshop will be taking a close look at optimizing offensive options and engagements by manipulating not just range, but body position relative to opponent. You will also learn how to Minimize your opponent’s offensive options (and therefore the defensive decisions you have to make) based on range, angles and body position using the defensive wedge concept. Lastly, we will go over maximizing countering opportunities using range and angles.

Equipment Requirements

You will need a Mask, Gorget, and a Longsword. This workshop is focused on the Longsword, but you can apply these concepts to other weapons.