A Final Salute

It is with great sorrow that we announce that we have been informed of the death of John Shields.  Although John had not been on the piste for some time due to illness, he retained an active interest in the Salle and visited when he could.  John was a long…

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The Library

Through the generous work of the Nathaniel Ewell Fencing Development Program, we now have a small lending library.  In the library box you will find a growing selection of books related to fencing, including novels, biographies, fencing manuals, applicable books from other combat sports, and general fitness books.  The books…

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171008 Matrixing the Direct Thrust/Cut

Fencing has long had a fascination with tables.  Older Italian fencing manuals, in particular, were distinguished by detailed synoptic tables that laid out all conceivable actions in the various lines, along with the counteractions and even counter-counteractions.  The problem, of course, is that fencing is messy with many different ways…

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