Archive for December 2013

Minimalist Italian Experiment – intro   7 comments

Dante’s devised this scheme to re-focus the local Italianate fencers on the fundamentals of theory and form instead of plate replication.  The textbook for the experiment would be Leoni’s Fabris, which we all have access to.  The available guards were limited to extended quarta for single sword, and a withdrawn terza for dagger. Reading: Chapter […]

Posted December 19, 2013 by Wistric in Italian Rapier

Some Basic Italian Drills   7 comments

For the last several months, Ruairc and myself have been meeting on Tuesday evenings to work through a series of fencing drills that focus on the basics of Italian fencing. We’ve made quite a bit of progress as a result, and our Tuesday evening drilling time has helped us both with figuring out how to […]

Posted December 7, 2013 by Gawin in Giganti, Italian Rapier