Archive for December 2014

First Giganti Redux 6: The Lunge   10 comments

After teaching guards and counter-guards and the basics of theory, the first action Giganti moves to instructing is the lunge.  There’s a good reason for this: If your entire plan is to take a single tempo and strike, the lunge is the best option.  It covers the most distance with the fewest moving parts.  Since […]

Posted December 12, 2014 by Wistric in Giganti, Italian Rapier

The Importance of Discombobulation   Leave a comment

First of all, let us make one thing clear up front: “discombobulate” is a great word and tremendously fun to say. It is one of those rare words that does exactly what it means if you say it too fast or too often. It is also a pretty terrific thing to do to your opponent. […]

Posted December 9, 2014 by Dante di Pietro in Giganti, Italian Rapier