Archive for November 2012

Fabris: Sword and dagger, the Wedge of Doom   2 comments

During the winter, spring, and early summer Letia and I were focused on learning about fighting with the sword alone. Since the end of Pennsic we have begun to focus more on the combination of sword and dagger. According to Fabris everything that he taught with regards to the sword alone is still valid. Tempo […]

Posted November 23, 2012 by Tassin in Italian Rapier

All Fun and Games   8 comments

Folks who attended Holiday Faire were treated to Dante’s “All Fun and Games [Until Someone Loses an Eye]” tourney, wherein fighters fought in eight iterative bearpits, with head-shots being the only way to definitively eliminate a competitor from the pool. The champs of each pit squared off at the end in a single-elim tournament. The […]

Posted November 22, 2012 by Ruairc in Musings

Musing regarding German school stance   5 comments

Of late I’ve been reading through my copy of Codex Wallerstein (I blame Rhonwen) and thinking thoughts about German footwork. The 15th century manuals show a very upright and almost straight-legged stance:     ‘                     The 16th century sources show a wider, lower stance   […]

Posted November 12, 2012 by Wistric in German HMA, Musings

4th Peerage Committee   17 comments

And of course we should start by pointing out it’d be the 5th Peerage.  Or 12th, depending on how you look at it.   Anyway, the rapier/C&T peerage committee was announced and is starting up.  I have many, many thoughts on this, but figured I’d see what everybody else thought, first.  So what, if anything, […]

Posted November 7, 2012 by Wistric in Musings