Instructional DVDs

La Verdadera Destreza Volume I & II

La Verdadera Destreza Volume I & II

This 2-volume introductory video set is designed to present the Spanish School of Swordsmanship, La Verdadera Destreza, in a simple basic comprehensible form to the modern swordsman training without a master. It will provide you with the most fundamental elements of the Spanish School of Swordsmanship so that as potential Diestros, you may practice basic skills, techniques, and drills. Based upon the texts of Spanish masters Don Jeronimo Sanchez de Carranza and Don Luis Pacheco de Narvaez, and other masters of the period, La Verdadera Destreza is a two-volume instructional guide gleaned from over twenty years of research and study of the historical Spanish treatises by Maestro Ramón Martínez.
La Verdadera Destreza: Volume III

La Verdadera Destreza: Volume III

Angulo Recto y Compases - Right Angle and Footwork This instructional DVD is designed to provide a deeper study of the instructional material offered in Volumes I & II of La Verdadera Destreza instructional series. In this volume Maestro Ramón Martínez takes a more in depth technical view of the Affirmar & Angulo recto (stance) and the Compases (footwork).
La Verdadera Destreza Volume I, II & III

La Verdadera Destreza Volume I, II & III

This includes all three volumes of the La Verdadera Destreza series.
ISMAC 2009 - 10th Anniversary DVD

ISMAC 2009 - 10th Anniversary DVD

The International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention has brought together the finest instructors from around the world to teach the best classes in Western Martial Arts for over a decade. This DVD includes the following classes:
  • Maestro Ramón Martínez - A Practical Approach to Spanish Rapier
  • "The true art and skill of Spanish fencing La Verdadera Destreza has for too long been associated with a needless mystique. This class will remove much of the mystery and adhere to a totally pragmatic combative approach. Spanish technical terminology will be dispensed with as much as possible while dealing with this subject in plain English utilizing simple direct terminology. After the introduction of a few basic tenants of Spanish swordsmanship the focus will be on practical blade techniques used both offensively and defensively, along with the corresponding evasive and aggressive footwork. This will include the concepts of timing, distance and proportion as viewed by Spanish masters of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries."

Also included on this DVD are:

  • Maestro James Loriega - Theory and Practice of the Navaja
  • Dwight McLemore - The Bowie Knife

Reviews

Review of MAA La Verdadera Destreza Vol. III Black Birds and Blades, 2015

Review of MAA La Verdadera Destreza Vol. I & II Cultura-Martialis, 2005