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Fabris Chapter 6 – On Flinging the Sword, Dui Tempi Actions, and Beats

Flinging the Sword Fabris seems to be advocating for relatively slow, measured attacks. He gives numerous reasons for why you shouldn’t “fling” your sword. A fast, jabbing action lacks the control and accuracy of a normal thrust, especially in a … Continue reading

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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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Liechtenauer 31-38

Liechtenauer writes, Before and After, these two thing, are to all skill a well-spring. Weak and Strong, Indes – that word – always remember. So should you learn with skill to work and defend. If you are scared willingly, no … Continue reading

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Fabris, Notes on Chapter 10

Tempo only applies to actions taken within measure. If you are not close enough to wound or at least take some sort of advantage, you are just moving. A tempo is the time it takes to make an action with … Continue reading

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