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Crawley’s Five A’s of French Fencing

Phil Crawley, Provost with the Black Boar Swordsmanship School and administrator with the Smallsword Symposium, has gleaned these 5 themes of French fencing from a number of 18th and 19th Century texts.  They are presented here with his permission, and … Continue reading

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H. Angelo’s 1845 Target Rose Recreated

For the month of July, 2017, Columbia Classical Fencing instruction will take a brief excursion into the realm of cutlass and sabre. We will be training with short single sticks which are fast and satisfying to use. We will base … Continue reading

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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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