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Staying on the Line

When one absolutely must stay on the line. Continue reading

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Sword Versus Bayonet, 1874

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

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Papa Machete

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

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Martinez Academy Sabre Exhibition

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

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National WWI Museum

The twins and I missed practice today, but enjoyed the National WWI Museum in KC.  These may be of interest.

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