The Soviet Olympic champion in fencing died from a rapier shot in the eye. After his death, organs were stolen
Fencing is the most romantic sport reminiscent of the times of musketeers and dueling with swords. Now there is not much left of the fleur of Paris and D’Artagnan, and…

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Italian Fencing School
Among all the treatises devoted to foil foil, no one can compare with the "Great fencing simulator written by Ridolfo Capo Ferro da Cagli, master of the most excellent German…

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Loop Mukhina: A tragic page in the history of Soviet gymnastics
She was amazingly talented and persistent. Elena Mukhina was the absolute champion of the USSR and the world in gymnastics, showed an incredibly complex program, some elements of which are…

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Differences between Sports and Stage Fencing

The main difference between sports and stage fencing is that in sports fencing, the result is a victory in a duel, and in stage fencing, an assessment of the audience. This defines the different tasks that stage and sports fencing is designed to solve.

The task of stage fencing is to teach future actors to conduct a believable, aesthetically verified, expressive duel, filling it with sculptural positions and scenically spectacular movements. The task of sports fencing is the formation of the athlete’s technical and tactical skills, general physical and psychological qualities that allow him to prevail over rivals in fights. Continue reading

On the principles of fencing: Technique.

In a previous post, I talked about the general principles of an armless duel and the preparation of an attack. I thought about switching to weapons, then to armor, and so on, but I realized that I still had to talk more about technology. Otherwise, one would have to make regular digressions, which would hardly have a good effect on the structure of the narrative.

Since this is not obvious to everyone, I’ll say again – I write these posts primarily for people who are not familiar with fencing. This is not a textbook, but popularization, my goal is to acquaint, not teach. That is why I simplify and try my best to avoid details. If you think that somewhere I’m wrong (and this may indeed be so, because I may not have enough system knowledge), write in the comments. Continue reading

"Stage (artistic) fencing"
Artistic fencing has long gone beyond the boundaries of theater and film sets, has ceased to be only the discipline of theater studios and universities and the exclusive privilege of…

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History of European fencing    
So where did European fencing come from? Obviously not from books, as you understand ... Francisco Lawrence de Rada undertakes to answer this question, for generations over the centuries must…

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Fencing Equipment: What is needed? How to choose?
To make the child comfortable in fencing, he needs to purchase high-quality equipment. We will consider what items a young athlete will need for training. And also talk about the…

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The collapse of the history of European fencing       
Defense from the true science of weapons and the response of field maestro Francisco Lorenz de Rada, Knight of the Order of St. Santiago, Marquis de las Torres de Rada,…

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