Monthly Archives: January 2017

Fabris Lesson Plan for Plate 3 & Chapter 3/4

Review the first guard. Discuss the divisions of the sword. Focus on the specifics that Fabris offers. (Maybe compare & contrast with other systems.) Discuss the features of the withdrawn seconda (plate 3). [students assume the posture, practice walking as … Continue reading

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Fabris Lesson Plan for Plate 2

Recap why Fabris doesn’t like the withdrawn prima. Discuss the physical differences between the properly formed prima and the withdrawn prima. [students form the posture] Discuss the concept of safety being measured by the distance between your opponent’s sword and … Continue reading

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New Pell for the New Year

Well the base isn’t new, just the post itself. I highly recommend Copper-Green Brown if you’re going to leave it outside in the rain. Coat the legs thoroughly, the uprights just need the tops where water may pool. Plans: https://db.tt/jAtMu9Bo

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Fabris and the Paradox of the Step

The master dall’Agocchie famously wrote about about the five tempi for attack. The last concerns movement of the foot, The fifth and last, when the enemy is fixed in guard, and he raises or moves his forward foot in order … Continue reading

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Fabris Lesson Plan for Plate 1

Brief introduction to the rapier itself and its parts. Terminology: The four hand positions in Italian rapier (one, two, three, four). Their introduction by Agrippa. The difference between one, the hand position, and first/prima the guard. [students demonstrate the four … Continue reading

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