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The Beginner’s Guide to German Longsword, part 5: The four (plus one) basic guards

We’re moving somewhere! We know some of the basics and how to step. Now it’s time to bring the sword into this equation. However, before we move on, I would like to make something clear: these are all guidelines, especially for the guards. The entire point of guards is that they put you in a […]

Inspiritional historical swordspeople: Jean-Louise Michel

Granted, me being primarily a longsword fencer, I am not all that aware of later masters of the sword, but damn do they have some interesting stories! This time around in inspirational historical swordspeople: Jean-Louis Michel Born in present-day Haiti in 1785, his earliest years have a bit of a conflict in the sources. Some […]

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