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In the color version of Meyer’s longsword, you see this depiction of Olber (Fool’s Guard). Look closely at the hands and you see that the thumb is to the right of the top quillon and the index finger over the bottom quillon. Slashes performed with this grip will feel weak and uncontrolled. There are many… Continue reading This illustration is wrong.

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Understanding Rapier Diagrams

Our traditional cutting diagrams don’t really work with thrust-centric rapier plays. So we have created a new style of diagram more suited for the style. To start, we divide a circle into zones. These aren’t specific places on the opponent, but rather relative to where their sword would be in 3rd (e.g. Terza/Tertia, Langort). Onto… Continue reading Understanding Rapier Diagrams