171029 Making It Flow

Our previous posts on matrixing the straight thrust as an initial attack and as an attack after the preparation by the parry and the class work following them highlighted several key factors in success on the strip: (1)  You cannot think the way a referee thinks.  The referee’s task is…

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171022 Matrixing the Riposte

So far we have looked at the simple, direct attack – the straight thrust, point thrust, or cut – and at the footwork associated with it.  One of the various forms of straight thrust/cut that our efforts identified is the straight thrust prepared by a parry, commonly termed the parry-riposte. …

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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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