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Beginner’s Longsword – Terminology for Sitting Drills

We have a student with an injured foot so we’ve been focusing binding exercises from a sitting. For these drills one fencer will be designated as the “agent”, the other the “patient”. The agent is the fencer who performs the … Continue reading

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Proposed Terminology for Gripping the Staff, Spear, and Similar Weapons

There are numerous ways to hold a short staff or quarterstaff. Unfortunately none of the manuals I’ve run across seem to enumerate these succinctly. So in order to make conversations about these weapons easier, I am proposing this set of … Continue reading

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