Rapier Lesson September 29, 2009

by Kevin | October 2nd, 2009

This week my student and I continued the theme from last week, and switched lines in the decision tree. He’s also going to be authorizing in the SCA on Saturday, so we left out the cut in favor of an arrest to head or arm.

  1. From Instructor’s invitation on the inside line, straight thrust to the body
  2. Student finds the sword on the outside, glide to the body.
  3. Student finds the sword on the inside, glide to the body
  4. As student attempts to gain the blade on the inside, instructor attempts to attack the closed line. Time thrust in 3rd
  5. As student attempts to gain the blade on the inside, instructor attempts disegagement in time during the foot tempo. Time thrust in 4th
  6. As student attempts to gain the blade on the inside, instructor attempts thrust to the leg (or foot), student passes back and thrust to head.
  7. As student attempts to gain the blade on the inside, instructor attempts thrust to the leg (or foot), student passes back and thrust to arm.
  8. Instructor’s choice with 3-6
  9. Dagger parry drill: (from central we do each dagger counter attack starting from high outside and working counter-clockwise)
  10. Three straight thrusts, EOL.

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