Fencing Style

How I Connect Colors with the Three Types of Fighters

I don’t believe that any of the three types of fighters are better than one or the other. I believe that they are merely three different ways of approaching the art of fencing. But now that the general idea of the theory has been covered, let me explain how color comes into play

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What Works

Fencing can frustrate us, it can infuriate us, it can confound us and inspire us. There is always more to learn, and I love it!

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Everyone Has Their Strengths

Do you know what you are good at and where your strengths lie? We should all focus on our strengths instead of our weaknesses and seek to help others find their strengths.

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Tabula VII

Tabula VII Working against the Straight Line Once Zachary has seen Alexander’s manner of making approaches against the straight line, subjecting the opposing sword at the Second Instance, with all

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Tabula VI

Tabula VI With the proofs of the straight line that are given in the preceding tabula, that so advantageously forestalled and dominated all his enterprises, Zachary holds himself so well

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Glossary

Acute angle: An angle of less than 90 between the arm and the body, used by Thibault to indicate that the sword arm is sloping downward. Attack of First Intention: An attack

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Tabula V

Four levels of Feints 1st Kind Is without any noticeable forward movement, (point does not pass defenders guard). The counter to this is to despise or ignore it, make no

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Academy of the Sword

For the love of this art I (Dubhglas of Annandale) have compiled this review of Girard Thibault d’Anvers Academy of the Sword (as Translated by John Michael Greer) upon the

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