As we explore sabre, and stepping off-line to attack in a more combat-like fashion, consider this image of sabre versus bayonette. It is an engraving by an unknown artist featured in Harper’s Weekly, May 16th, 1874. Before the prevalence of … Continue reading
There is a war being fought — a fight for the cultural preservation of a dying martial art: Haitian machete fencing. Alfred Avril, known as the professor or “Papa Machete” is among the last to preserve this tradition. Rooted in … Continue reading
In this short video clip, Maestro Martinez and Jared Kirby conduct a Northern Italian dueling sabre assault exhibition. It would appear to me that they both are using the light S2000 style modern blades which are significantly lighter than the … Continue reading
The twins and I missed practice today, but enjoyed the National WWI Museum in KC. These may be of interest.