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L’Ange Rapier – Chapter 8 Parry and Riposte in Tertia, Part 3

The third variant for the parry of Tertia is a bit unclear. As best as I can tell, you parry just like we did in part 1. But instead of riposting over the arm in Tertia, you riposte under the … Continue reading

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L’Ange Rapier – Chapter 8 Parry and Riposte in Tertia, Part 2

Rather than parrying the thrust in Tertia, you can counter it before it even begins. As he is gaining your sword, our “strong constraint”, disengage under his blade to the inside. Then immediately gain his blade in Quarta and thrust … Continue reading

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L’Ange Rapier – Chapter 8 Parry and Riposte in Tertia, Part 1

The next parry we’re taught is for the outside. When you see this attack, you are told to first break measure slightly. I interpret this to mean a small gathering step. The parry itself is much like the parry for … Continue reading

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L’Ange Chapter 8 – Parry and Riposte on the Inside

The first parry that L’Ange formally teaches is on the inside. It begins when your opponent constrains you in Quarta with the intention of thrusting in the same. Your response is to parry in your own Quarta and, at the … Continue reading

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L’Ange – Chapter 7, One Play with Multiple Drills

When you first read chapter 7 it may seem like a series of individual drills, but in actuality they all flow together into one play. Gaining the Weak First you gain the weak using what we learned in the pervious … Continue reading

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L’Ange – Chapter 1 Tertia

Continuing our look at the guards… Features of the guard as per the illustration The point is shoulder high The hilt is at the level of the natural waist The arm is extended so that the hand is just past … Continue reading

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L’Ange – Chapter 7, Part 3

The third thrust in chapter 7 is giving my group quite a bit of trouble. The beginning is easy enough. If you are on the inside and the opponent parries in quarta, then you should disengage while gathering your front … Continue reading

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