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Fabris – Drills for Plate 24

This play is essentially the same as plate 23, but it starts on the outside. Plate 24 – Common Fencer 1a Both fencers start in 3rd on the outside. The agent provokes a response by beginning to constrains the patient … Continue reading

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Fabris – Drills for Plate 23

This play specifically says the fencers are in misura larga or wide measure. Loosely speaking, this is the range in which you can attack with a single step. Plate 23 – Common Fencer This drill will work better for the … Continue reading

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Fabris – Drills for Plate 22

Prior to attempting these drills you should be familiar with the drills on plate 21. Plate 22 – Fabris 1a Both fencers start in 3rd on the inside. The agent constrains the patient by turning the wrist into second Patient … Continue reading

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Fabris – Drills for Plate 21

It is vitally important that you do not skip over the “common fencer” drills. These are not drills of the incompetent fencer, but merely one who hasn’t had the additional instruction from Fabris. So it is something that you would … Continue reading

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Workbooks for Independent Study Groups

I’m not happy with my longsword unit. It jumps around too much, doesn’t focus on core skills as much as I like, and requires someone who half-way knows what they are doing to lead. What’s worse is any mistakes the … Continue reading

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Class Notes: Guardia Alta Drills

We had time after our Bolognese terminology class so we started working on Manciolino Unit 1 with the sword and buckler. I was acting teacher for this session. (I would say I was the fechtmeister, but that’s a silly claim … Continue reading

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Introductory Drills for Sword and Buckler (and most other weapons)

These drills are shamelessly stolen from Scott Brown during a MS I.33 seminar hosted by Schola San Marco. If you happen to see one of his courses in your area I highly recommend you take it. Even if you have … Continue reading

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