Archive for July 2013

It’s True, What They Say   5 comments

On Tuesday I was fortunate enough to make the local practice for the barony of Bryn Gwlad, kingdom of Ansteorra. Interkingdom fencing never fails to be educational. Bryn Gwlad follows the tradition of having everyone meet up at the same spot – heavies, fencers, A&S folk, socialites. The evening was made more enjoyable by the […]

Posted July 24, 2013 by Ruairc in Musings

There is Only 2v1   11 comments

Driving back from Champ’s practice, Gawin and I got to talking about advanced melee tactics. It inspired a little more thought along a line I had previously touched upon. I mentioned in my Stierbach BB post that I thought analyzing a 2v1 as a microcosm of melee could be a valuable exercise for informing melee […]

Posted July 16, 2013 by Ruairc in Melee

Most of fencing derived from First Principles   6 comments

I’ve been discussing actually working out my Derivation of Fencing from First Principles for a while now. Well, actually, just First Principle. And, there being no other, it isn’t actually The First Principle, just The Principle. So, Derivation of Fencing from The Principle. What is The Principle? I suppose I should actually clarify that: Stick […]

Posted July 12, 2013 by Wistric in Musings

Assessment 2013   10 comments

We had 16 fencers, of whom only two are regular readers of this blog. Some old, crotchety White Scarves insisted that we used to have much better turnout, and that Atlantian melee skills have eroded over the last few years. One is surprised he didn’t hear them yearning for the good old days of epee […]

Posted July 8, 2013 by Ruairc in Events