Doping - magic pill or death mark?
Since ancient times, people have used various methods and means to gain advantages over an opponent. But in ancient Greece and Rome, those methods were slightly different than today. People…

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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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About armor battle
If earlier I wrote mainly about an armless duel, now I’ll consider a battle in armor. For starters, what is armor in general? Many at these words imagine something like…

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clear definitions

About the principles of fencing: Weapons

First of all, I want to note that when I say “weapons”, I mean everything that a person holds in his hands, leading a battle. The shield is also a weapon. When you need to clarify, I will write this way – weapons for attack, weapons for defense. It may be unusual, but it’s really easier.

Speaking of weapons – it doesn’t even matter, cold or any other, you need to understand that it is primarily a tool. And, like any other tool, it should perform the tasks as well as possible. Therefore, in order to understand the requirements for weapons, it is necessary to study the tactical situation in which it should be used. Continue reading

Fencing: One vs. Several

Everyone knows the proverb “one in the field is not a warrior.” However, all the same, in adventure books and films, the protagonist periodically has to accept a battle against several opponents and, as a rule, win a victory. Is this real? What is required for this? How exactly should one act in such a situation? Below I will try to answer these questions.

Fencing: One vs. Multiple Fencing, Theory, Fencing in Literature, Text, Long Post
To begin with, what exactly is the battle against several opponents dangerous? First of all, the fact that at the same time you can defend yourself against one, maximum two blows (if there are two weapons). Forget about the occasionally occurring trick, when two are blocked with one blade at once – it’s just a flashy trick. Thus, if opponents attack all at once, it will be impossible to defend oneself purely physically. Continue reading

Is it too late to start practicing Spanish fencing Destreza?

At what age is acceptable to engage in fencing, in particular the Spanish school Destreza? – It turned out that this question worries many readers.

Today, fencing has several main directions. So, in children’s fencing more often come as children up to 10 years old and after 10-12 years of intensive training, some of them achieve significant results in one of the narrow specializations – epee, rapier or saber. They begin to engage in stage fencing in theatrical universities. Although fencing is enthusiastic and rather traumatic, historical fencing is done by people of a conscious age, usually after 18. Continue reading

PLANNING TRAINING IN FENCING
Training of fencers consists of a set of activities aimed at mastering the technique and tactics of fencing to achieve maximum sporting results in it. At the same time, the…

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Gunter Steiner: Sometimes you need to take a step back
Guas Steiner, the head of Haas F1, was perhaps the most popular person in the paddock on Thursday in Singapore - in the morning the team surprised many by renewing…

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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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