In this Introduction to source-based Rapier for all levels you will learn the following:
Common and frequently used terms in Rapier to describe the weapon, distance, fencing positions and actions.
2.) Correct Posture and Guards
Who has a look at the copper engravings of Fabris book will think: „This looks exhausting and painful.“. This is absolutely not the case. You will learn to perform correctly all positions so that they come natural and make anatomically perfect sense.
3.) Footwork, Lunge and Ways to Attack
The footwork in Rapier decides between victory and defeat. There are a few principles that should be followed. You will learn these so that your lunge is fast enough to hit, but at the same time relaxed enough to be able to react. „The common way as used in brawling…“
4.) Distance and Blade Control: Trovare, Misura Larga & Misura Stretta, Cavation
Fabris fencing style relies on the principle of blade advantage. You will learn to obtain this advantage and keep it until the thrust.
Beginners should find everything they need to start and experienced fencers get a new perspective on the basics.