170122 Building Compounds

The challenge any attacker faces is to create the conditions needed for the attack to succeed.  Simple attacks work if the opponent puts his blade in motion or if she lets you control the timing, distance, psychological factors, and initiative.  Otherwise you challenge is to either get the opponent to put…

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170101 Going In Circles

I have previously noted that there are a number of elements of different fencing actions that have common applications of the same mechanical process.  For example, disengages vertically, disengages laterally in the high line, disengages laterally in the low line, and redoubles all use the same basic U shaped movement…

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Flashmob and August Chase on September 18

Our traditional August Chase tournament has move to September to follow-on from the international Fencing Flashmob on 18 September (Sunday).  This event is for all Salle members, including our Musketeer epeeists.  We have new rules for a very different format tournament with team matches and awards for individual performance.  The time…

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