PREPARING PERIOD OF TRAINING IN FENCING
General tasks of the preparatory period: a) development and strengthening of the muscular and skeletal-ligamentous systems; b) improving the activity of internal organs (respiration, blood circulation, excretion and metabolism); c)…

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How to Improve Fencing Skills
If you want to start practicing fencing, go to the related WikiHow article, "How to Learn Fencing." This article is intended for beginner and intermediate level fencers (although it focuses…

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HYGIENIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PLACES IN THE FENCING
Indoor facilities for fencing should primarily have sufficient floor space, cubic capacity, good ventilation and lighting. When calculating the cubic capacity, it is necessary to take into account that the…

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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 believed that if you eat the heart of a lion, you will become as strong as a lion. At the moment, nothing has changed, just the number of methods has increased and they have become more cruel.

And I – the heart of a lion
The world has found other ways out of difficult situations. And things like drugs have become normal. “This is effective” – thousands of people in the world (and not ordinary people, but athletes) speak with one voice. Continue reading

Roman fencing

The appearance of the Roman warriors, their weapons and armor can be reconstructed according to archaeological sources. But, not content with the static picture obtained, historians seek to find out exactly how this military equipment was used. Information from historical sources and experiments with modern replicas of ancient equipment made it possible to present the Roman battle technique with a high degree of probability. What was she like?

Combat equipment and military training
The Roman legionnaire of the era of the classical and late Republic in battle was armed with a sword, shield and two darts. When approaching the enemy, the legionnaires first threw darts at him, and then attacked with a sword in their hands. Continue reading

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 system. For example, an aborigine does not need such military science at all. And by any fate he cannot even think about this, and there are his reasons for that. The native has completely different needs: to get a banana or coconut and feed the family, but protect it from predators. Why does he need a “military system”? It’s better to tell how to get meat on hunting or catch fish. More than once Bram Frank and other masters of fencing of our time drew attention to this. Continue reading

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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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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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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