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The Cavé in French Swordsmanship

French fencing masters wrote about the cavé (pronounced cahv-ay) as a distinct fencing action. In French, caver means to cave in or collapse. The cavé thus described how a fencer would change or position his wrist or body to create a sharp angle—“caving in” from, … Continue reading

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Review of Saturday, January 8

Comme d’habitude, today we solidified what we were working on last Thursday:  in this case, parrying and riposting while remaining in the lunge. Through experimentation and questioning, we learned today that there are a number of ways to respond to … Continue reading

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