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Agrippa’s Long Step

For a long time I thought that Agrippa disliked the lunge. It turns out that I made this mistake by a combination of unfamiliar terminology, a poor translation, and  reading far too much into the paragraph that explains the counter … Continue reading

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Giganti’s Rapier Lunge

Presented by Gary Chelak of Tattershall

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Camillo Agrippa – Chapter 2, Geometry

It may look complicated at first glance, but this diagram is actually quite simple. The purpose is to show how to lunge using geometry. As the body and knee inclines the body travels along a straight line. The letters A … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – Guards Part 2

Pfluge – Plow Meyer describes Pfluge as a low thrust used as a posture. The quillons are horizontal and the point aimed at the opponent’s belly. In this position you shall stand with your feet wide apart and with your … Continue reading

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Meyer’s Rapier – Chapter 2

In Meyer’s divisions of the combatant the body is divided into four lines or openings, as is the head. While this is sufficient for the longsword and dusak, the rapier requires several more divisions. In addition to the vertical line … Continue reading

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