Swords naked, nobles: 7 reasons to engage in fencing in 2019
Frenchwoman Jeanne Kalman began fencing at the age of 85 and as a result she lived for 122 years and 164 days! While you are considering whether to follow her…

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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…

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BASIC PROVISIONS AND MOVEMENT
(Basics of fencing movement technique) Position "at attention" - statutory stoic, fencing weapon in the right or left hand. The starting position is the position from which the transition to…

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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

TYPES OF WEAPONS IN MODERN SPORTS FENCING
Modern sports fencing, included in the program of the Olympic Games, includes competitions on three types of weapons: sword, rapier, saber. All of them came from the same types of…

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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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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…

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