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French Authors’ Use of the False Attacks and Feints

I.  Introduction Recently, I’ve been trying to drill down on the French authors’ conceptual and mechanical distinctions between fausse attaques—i.e., false attacks—and feints.  Although ostensibly different, it appeared to me that the boundaries between false attacks and feints could easily … Continue reading

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Easier to Use Fencing Terms Page

Thanks to Patrick’s efforts, our Fencing Terms page has grown to well over 250 terms from the Classical period, and the list continues to grow.  Alphabetical links now make navigating the document easier. You can now more easily jump from … Continue reading

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Parallels Between Classical European & Ancient Egyptian Fencing Bouts

Classical fencing emerged in Europe during  the late 18th Century in Europe.  It is not surprising that swordsmanship has been practiced by a myriad of cultures outside of Europe,  or that fencing reaches well beyond the 18th Century. What is … Continue reading

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