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Early Registration Extended for American Smallsword Symposium

Early registration for the 2017 American Smallsword Symposium is extended until April 15th, 2017. Additionally daily registration rates are now available. For more information, consult the Symposium’s website.   Save

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Angelo on Tempo

In all attacks, whether Cut or Thrusts, the motion ought to increase in velocity, the greatest force being given at the last: the same rule should be observed in stepping out to the Second and Third Positions; but in recovering, … Continue reading

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Escrime Motion Studies, 1890

Étienne-Jules Marey was a French scientist and pioneer in several fields. His early work was in medicine, studying blood flow, but his studies ventured into locomotion where he engaged photographic analysis. His achievements include development of early motion photographic techniques … Continue reading

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Lucien Bull, Lunge Motion, 1909

Lucien Bull was  a pioneer of early high speed photography. A Dubliner who moved to France, Bull worked with Étienne-Jules Marey to develop techniques to record and study motion. Much of their work involved recording successive still images (a la … Continue reading

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Colonel Thomas Monstery, and the Training of Jaguarina, America’s Champion Swordswoman

Originally posted on Martial Arts New York:
“In the encounter with Monstery, at the end of a four hours’ bout neither of the parties had gained a point, and the combat was declared a draw.” ? During the late nineteenth…

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