Archive for February 2014

My Weekend at Dante’s   7 comments

The last week in January Gawin and I headed up to Maestro Dante’s for some one-on-one intensive training. Ben helped. Snow covered the ground and the wind chill had us in the single digits, but our love of Atlantia kept us warm. Saturday We expected drills, and Dante delivered in spades; there were nine. These […]

Posted February 27, 2014 by Ruairc in Journal, Teaching and Training

Learning Without A Teacher   Leave a comment

Get a copy of the Thibault manual. It was written specifically for someone with no instructor. The end. Of course, that may not be an option for you; perhaps you have your heart set on some other style, or perhaps you’re vehemently opposed to right angles. For whatever reason, you want to study something else, […]

Posted February 21, 2014 by Dante di Pietro in Musings

The Root Cause of Bad HMA   2 comments

At short while ago, I had Ruairc and Gawin over for the weekend, with the idea that they would do well with a couple of consecutive days of focused training in their Italian rapier pursuits (Fabris and Giganti, respectively). I expect they shall write about that experience in detail, but during the course of the […]

Posted February 13, 2014 by Dante di Pietro in Italian Rapier, Musings

Missives from the South: Birthday fighting   2 comments

Sunday I went to the regional fighter practice here in South Downs.   About eight fencers turned out and I got passes in with most. Despite it being my birthday, and having planned to fight N+1 (where N is the number of your years on this planet, in my case 33) passes with everybody, I […]

Posted February 7, 2014 by Wistric in Musings