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Hard Hits In Fencing

Fencing is by it’s nature a contact sport.  Our primary focus in fencing, like all martial arts, is safety both towards ourselves and towards our opponents.  However, despite our best efforts and mindfulness, hard hits are going to happen.  It’s

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Historical Fencing Tournaments and Competitions

Today I forwarded a question to our local Ealdormere fencing marshals regarding their knowledge of historical fencing tournaments and competitions.  David Stamper (‘Albrecht Stampfer’ in the SCA) had the following informative reply based off his reading from “The Secret History

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Glossary of Fencing Terms

Here’s a handy glossary of fencing terms from Wikipedia: A Absence of blade The situation in about when the opposing blades are not touching; opposite of engagement. Advance The ‘advance’ is the basic forward movement. The front foot moves first,

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