Monthly Archives: June 2013

Antonio Manciolino – Chapter 3, Alta Part 2

The next technique is a defense against cuts to the head. And if the enemy throws to your head, meet his sword hand with a falso crossed over your arm. Or you can make a show of raising a montante, … Continue reading

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Antonio Manciolino – Chapter 3, Alta Part 1

The first device from Alta is a simple attack to the hand. It relies on the fencer taking and maintaining the initiative (German vor) throughout the play. Accordingly, posing the case that you and your enemy are in guardia alta, … Continue reading

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Notes on Meyer’s Rapier

Here are some rough notes from a SoCaL Swordfight class by Jeff Jacobson of Tattershall School of Defense. If anything seems wrong assume that my notes were flawed rather than his instruction. Primary Guards High Guard: Center, Left, and Right … Continue reading

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Measure and the Bind

A topic that doesn’t seen to get enough attention is the importance of measure in the bind. Depending on how far you are from your opponent, certain techniques are going to be more or less effective than others. Yet it … Continue reading

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