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“In smallsword, the volte is a movement that is an evasive action—that is, an esquive—that sidesteps an attack while simultaneously thrusting into the opponent. When one executes this advanced move, one is simultaneously attacking and defending at the same time. Hence, the demi-volte can be considered a counter-attack. It is fraught with risk while remaining…Keep reading
Originally posted on The Smallsword Project:
André Hajjar Sesé has released his English interpretation of de Brea’s 1805 destreza manual, Principios Universales Y Reglas De La Verdadera Destreza Del Espadin… on his blog, Destreza Nova. La Verdadera Destreza refers to the Spanish school, a school of rapier uniquely rooted in geometry, philosophy, and an amazing…
From our sister school, Columbia Classical Fencing:The last year has been eventful for everyone as we have dealt with the impacts of Covid-19. One of the impacts was our reduced activity on our blog and social media while we continued to safely offer instruction. We are back online, and our website now has a new,…Keep reading
Bryn Mawr College is one of the original Seven Sisters colleges, selective colleges created to provide women with the same caliber of education found at the then men-only Ivy League colleges. All of the Seven Sisters were founded between 1837 and 1889. Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Barnard College, and Wellesley College…Keep reading
Women saberists, dressed in a sailor-themed blouses, practice with sabres as one fencer lunges with a cut to the crown and her adversary parries. Fencing gauntlets, Indian clubs, and images are hung on the salle wall. Western High School Fencing Club, 1925. Library of Congress.Keep reading
To possess the feel of the blade, one must accustom himself to holding it not too…Keep reading
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