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Exhibition from Salle St. George

Here is some cool footage of an exhibition by our sister school, Salle St. George, run by Provost Cecil Longino.  I’m posting it here because the foil-and-dagger assault made me smile: Salle St George Councours d’Escrime Advertisements

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Blast from the past…

Just to bring it back to light, here’s an article I wrote in 2006 about the history of Grand Assaults — the extravagant fencing exhibitions that were popular in the late 19th century.  This version was printed in Meibukan Magazine … Continue reading

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Interview with Kim Moser

Here is an interview with Kim Moser, instructor at our sister school, Palm Beach Classical Fencing:

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More antique sabre footage: don’t lunge with a bent arm!

As a contrast to the flipbook footage from the 1800’s posted below, here is some interesting sabre footage from British Pathe, dated 1926.  The intent is to contrast the use of the dueling sabre with that of the newer, lighter … Continue reading

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Sabre fencing from a French flipbook, 1880’s

This video is footage of sabre fencing posted by Christoph Amberger to Youtube.  He apparently filmed a flipbook from France in the 1880’s to generate the footage.  It is an interesting exchange, and while the commentary in Youtube talks about … Continue reading

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Some historically-based stage combat from Provost Jared Kirby

Just for fun, here is a film clip put together by one of our provosts, Jared Kirby, demonstrating some of his stage combat based on authentic traditional fencing practice.  In the rapier segment Mr. Kirby is going up against Maestro … Continue reading

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Maestro Barbasetti’s Sabre (and Epee) Treatise

Since CGSF is currently on a sabre bent, here is a link to Maestro Luigi Barbasetti’s English translation of his treatise on Italian sabre and epee fencing.  Barbasetti was one of the major foundational figures in the Italian sabre tradition … Continue reading

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