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Danet’s Art of Arms

Phil Crawley, Provost with the Black Boar Swordsmanship School and administrator with the Smallsword Symposium, has released a new English translation of Danet’s 1766 treatise, the Art of Arms (vol I). Crawley’s translation is dedicated to memory of Victor Markland … Continue reading

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Study Smallsword Treatises

Use the “Study” or the “Explore the Timeline” links in the menu bar above to read historic treatises or to learn about smallsword developments. Save

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Blackwell’s Disarm in Tierce

Study everything Blackwell had to say in his 1702 publication by following the link below at the Blackwell, H. (1702). The English fencing-master. London: Printed by J. Downing in Bartholomew-Close, for the author. [English]

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Smallsword Symposium VIII

The Smallsword Symposium VIII held in Edinburgh is just around the corner, scheduled for October 1st and 2nd. For detailed information about the schedule of events, speakers, accommodations (etc.), see the Black Boar Swordsmanship School.

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Angelo on Parries

Originally posted on Columbia Classical Fencing, LLC:
Given our recent focus on structure, and an economy of motion, I thought this quote from Angelo appropriate: OBSERVATIONS ON THE PARADES IN GENERAL A GOOD parade is as necessary and useful when…

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