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Fabris Chapter 5 – Measure and how to gain it

Misura Larga – Wide Measure Misura Larga or “wide measure” is when you can wound your opponent by taking a step with the right foot. To obtain wide measure, start by forming a counter-posture just outside of his measure. Advance … Continue reading

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Counter-Posture Training Exercise

This exercise is based on chapter 4 of Fabris. Equipment: Swords and gloves. Protective gear is optional, as no attacks will be thrown. Requirements: Basic understanding of footwork and the four primary guards is helpful. Drill Have a teacher take … Continue reading

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Fabris Chapter 4 – Forming the Counter-Posture

A counter-posture is a positioning of the body and sword so that there is no straight line your opponent’s point to your body. This way you can be assured that even if you don’t move he cannot attack you without … Continue reading

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Fabris, Notes on Chapter 9

A true counter-posture covers the line. This means the line is completely shut out when in a proper counter-posture. You can find the sword without covering the exact line from the point to your body. The goal here isn’t to … Continue reading

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