Why is fencing useful?
“Fencing a couple of centuries ago was not considered as such a sport, it was an obligatory discipline, not in all countries, of course. The child began to learn how…

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The confrontation of the French and Italian fencing schools
Starting from the middle of the XVII century, when the French shortened their epee, fencing with stabbing weapons began to progress rapidly in a variety of techniques, dexterity and speed…

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Fencing and Health
Fencing is one of the Olympic sports, and it received such status at the first Games of 1896. At first glance, the main components of the fight since then have…

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o defend oneself

About the principles of fencing

Imagine someone seriously telling you that a tennis racket weighs 15 kg. And then another someone says that in football, the main force is whoever kicks the ball harder will win. Finally, the third one shares a terrible secret – the bicycle helmet is very fragile, so it does not protect the head, but put it on exclusively for better streamlining. Is funny And by the way, when it comes to wars of the past in general and fencing in particular, such pearls are heard regularly.

This happens, in my opinion, from the fact that many people have little idea of ​​what fencing is. If tennis, football and cycling are more or less familiar to us, then films and games are usually the main source of information about knives. Where everything looks completely different. 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

In the world of motors: Under foreign names
In the sixties and seventies of the last century in Formula 1, most of the teams used almost identical Ford Cosworth DFV engines, and only some engines had other engines…

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In the world of motors: Under foreign names
In the sixties and seventies of the last century in Formula 1, most of the teams used almost identical Ford Cosworth DFV engines, and only some engines had other engines…

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The collapse of the history of European fencing (Part Three)
“No war - no fencing!” Why is it? Who needs fencing? Who else needs a military system? Only an aggressive state waging war of conquest no one needs any more…

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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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