Archive for September 2014

How to be the one in a 2v1 part 1: Initiative and Obedience   1 comment

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” – Mike Tyson I came across this quote following a baronial fencing practice, and it seemed oddly fitting to one of my observations from our 2v1 practice that day. The 2v1 drill we were working was focused on training the two to defeat the […]

Posted September 30, 2014 by Gawin in Melee

First Giganti Redux 2: Guards   2 comments

Giganti starts off with discussion of guards and counter-guards.  At times I’ve tried to approach instruction on Giganti by starting first with the theory pieces (tempo, measure, line) because the reasoning behind Giganti’s instruction on guards is tied directly to his application of theory.  However, this invariably ends up with the feeling of putting the […]

Posted September 18, 2014 by Wistric in Giganti, Italian Rapier

Giganti First Redux 1: Introduction   Leave a comment

Four years ago, I worked through Nicoletto Giganti’s Scola, overa Teatro (as translated by Tom Leoni) and documented it on what was then Wistric’s Weekly Warfare.  In full disclosure, it was, I think, my third read through, but the most detailed and considered I’d been till that point.  It took the format of quoting an […]

Posted September 4, 2014 by Wistric in Giganti, Italian Rapier