Category Archives: L’Ange

L’Ange Chapters 4, 5, and 6, Constraints

A short video on performing the constraints as explained in L’Ange. Advertisements

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L`Ange Chapter 7 Video

A video on the three thrusts from chapter 7.

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L’Ange Rapier – Chapter 8 Parry and Riposte with High Secunda

A common trait of a bad fencer, especially in the SCA where cuts aren’t allowed, is the high parry. This is where one drives both swords up high such that short of breaking measure there is no viable recourse other … Continue reading

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L’Ange Rapier – Chapter 8 Parry and Riposte in Secunda

The setup for the next exercise has both fencers in Secunda. As your opponent thrusts, you’ll trace a counter-clockwise circle with your point such that you push his blade to your outside with the true edge. From here you may … Continue reading

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L’Ange Rapier – Chapter 8 Parry and Riposte in Tertia, Part 3

The third variant for the parry of Tertia is a bit unclear. As best as I can tell, you parry just like we did in part 1. But instead of riposting over the arm in Tertia, you riposte under the … Continue reading

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L’Ange Rapier – Chapter 8 Parry and Riposte in Tertia, Part 2

Rather than parrying the thrust in Tertia, you can counter it before it even begins. As he is gaining your sword, our “strong constraint”, disengage under his blade to the inside. Then immediately gain his blade in Quarta and thrust … Continue reading

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L’Ange Rapier – Chapter 8 Parry and Riposte in Tertia, Part 1

The next parry we’re taught is for the outside. When you see this attack, you are told to first break measure slightly. I interpret this to mean a small gathering step. The parry itself is much like the parry for … Continue reading

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