If opposed to the Small Sword, have recourse to the Cuts Three [ascending from inside low to outside high] and Four [ascending from outside low to inside high], directing them at the arm, by which means there is every probability … Continue reading
You ought to practice not only to make your thrusts with great quickness and vivacity, but also to deliver them with an elastic disengagement and disposition; and the motion of the body should appear like divers [sic] springs throughout the … Continue reading
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Diderot & d’Alembert selected and published Domenico Angelo’s L’Ecole des Armes as the definitive, authoritative text on fencing, published as Escrime in the Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. 1765. Note: scans need to be re-worked … Continue reading
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