160626 Renew It

You have made a smooth, clean, fast, at the right distance and at the right time attack.  Out of nowhere, your opponent manages to parry.  Or you have made a smooth, clean, fast riposte changing the line to avoid the customary lateral parry, and, you guessed it, she still parried…

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160529 Footwork Invitations

Understanding bladework invitations sets the stage for footwork invitations.  In blade invites the movement of the blade from a stable position creates the conditions that attract an opponent’s attack.  The drift into an opening for a straight thrust, the lateral take that provokes the disengage, and the circular engagement change triggering…

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