Practice Notes: Why Longsword Fencers should Learn Italian Rapier

Take a look at Capoferro plate 11:

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Imagine C’s right knee on the ground and D’s longsword laying flat and useless on his shoulder. That’s how I was punked last Wednesday.

I’m not saying that you should necessarily learn to throw this strike, it is enough to be aware that exists and works remarkably well with the longsword.

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