Ask the Sword Guy episode 9-14

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A Wonderful Struggle: The 16th Century Art of Civic Combat, Part 2

The procession arrives at the square. Publicans erects their tents and tap their barrels. Musicians collect into bands, and other performers wander the incoming crowd. Dominating the center of the square is a square fence, large enough to host several pairs of fencers at once. Spectators gather while fencers warm up. The host, known throughout…


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Accuracy is the Best Weapon

Greetings, The following discussion is about accuracy and the assertion that “accuracy is the best weapon”. This will be discussed from three different points of view, all of which are relevant to those with an interest in swordplay. Accuracy is an element of which its importance cannot be denied, but for many where the application…