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A Wandering Minstrel BS: Sport v. Classical v. Historical Fencing (90* d) RE: BS: Sport v. Classical v. Historical Fencing 31 Jan 07


Could have sworn I posted here yesterday but maybe I got distracted.
I used to fence in my University days though I much preferred sabre over foil. Like Rapaire we used the four judges and a director and the electronic stuff was rarely used. stop-hitting was very much discouraged and we spent a lot of time working on parries and remises before we progressed to anything more than the basic lunge.

In latter years I have done some LARP sessions using rapier and dagger, (proper nerf swords weighted and balanced can be obtained custom-made from Eldritch.co.uk) and was delighed to find that balestra lunges and the semicircular sabre parry were still excellent forms of attack and defence.

I moved on to archery about 5 years back as its a more gentle demand on my aging bones.


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