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New Book: Irish Fencing in the 1700’s!

If you are at all interested in the history of fencing, let alone the Emerald Isle, you need to check out Irish Swordsmanship: Fencing and Dueling in Eighteenth Century Ireland, by Ben Miller, just released after ten years of exhaustive … Continue reading

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Bad practice is just as bad as no practice at all…

The contents of this post reflect my own opinions only, and not necessarily those of Maestro Ramon Martinez, Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martinez, or the Martinez Academy of Arms. “You did 100 lunges?  Okay, do 100 more.  But this time do them … Continue reading

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Force of Penetration in the Traditional Lunge vs. the Modern

 The contents of this post reflect my own views and opinions, and do not necessarily represent those of my masters at Martinez Academy of Arms.  Any errors are fully my own as I am still in training, and have been … Continue reading

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