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  1. Got my DVD yesterday and it is excellent! I love...

    Got my DVD yesterday and it is excellent! I love it, thanks jeremy!!!
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    I'm using a combination of the Exiles and Schola...

    I'm using a combination of the Exiles and Schola Forums translation. What's confusing is that it's written in almost a poetic first-person view from that of the techniques and the wording is...
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    Google Search Tips

    Well, I couldn't find an appropriate subforum, move this if needed! I think we need a thread about researching these arts, as that is half the fun :). So I will begin with a very simple tip I use...
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    What really confuses me over anything else is the...

    What really confuses me over anything else is the language used. I tried reading John Clement's articles... but the guy is a bit of a nut and his writing leaves a bit to be desired. While I love...
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    Fiore Translation

    So... I read the Getty Translation, the intro and the two handed sword part... All I gotta say is "What?!". I have a feeling this text is only a supplemental aid :P. Is there some kinda primer in...
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    Removing sword burrs?

    How do you get small and minor nicks off blades? The hanwei practical sidesword I used only saw one day of contact for an hour. Do I use a file?


    Thanks for the help!
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    I am using the bolognese system, I should of...

    I am using the bolognese system, I should of mentioned that in the first post! Thanks for the reply! :)
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    These two swords, against each other?

    Found a partner! First one kinda fell through so now I can go back to practicing these arts :). I currently have two swords suitable for "practice battle". The first is here:


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    D'all Aggochie's Progression

    Mind you, I am a self taught beginner and this is for learning purposes only! If it is awful, feel free to say that it blows! Thank you for watching!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3WivPbWmFM
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    Thanks for the vids! I'm sure us non-italian...

    Thanks for the vids! I'm sure us non-italian readers would love to see the steps for Marozzo's forms! Of course, we'd understand if you're too busy! thanks again!
  11. "Although the nimble steps of dancing are of...

    "Although the nimble steps of dancing are of great ornament and use to this art, they must be adapted to martial spirit. What is graceful and feminine must become manly and tough. When you enter that...
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    Tyson, I would love nothing more than to attend...

    Tyson, I would love nothing more than to attend Chicago Swordplay Guild if I did not have an anxiety disorder holding me back. And a metal sword is not good for pell work? Oh wow how foolish of me, I...
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    So that $55 Fencing mask will do for steel blunts?

    So that $55 Fencing mask will do for steel blunts?
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    Training Wasters

    I'm a self sufficient young man. I love being handy, I love making things for myself. I know how to wood work and am wondering if making my own wooden waster is practical. Here is the design I made...
  15. I feel that anything which requires discipline...

    I feel that anything which requires discipline and practice encourages any type of martial art. In the bolognese system it is treated as a gracious yet deadly dance, there is a link to dancing and it...
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    Thank you so much! That is very helpful :)

    Thank you so much! That is very helpful :)
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    This sounds very odd and new to me. I would love...

    This sounds very odd and new to me. I would love to see a video clip, if you could manage that, no worries if you can't though :). So if i get this right, when I parry with falso, I use my wrist and...
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    Thanks! That descending falso cut sounds hard! So...

    Thanks! That descending falso cut sounds hard! So I've been doing falso completely wrong, even though the bolognese system is fairly relaxed. All I've been doing is throwing a quick falso, tapping...
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    Got the Economy Rapier :), It's behind me as we...

    Got the Economy Rapier :), It's behind me as we speak. 3 ring hilt and the OH1061. Now that I have proper equipment, I can continue asking about form! When an opponents attack is parried by my falso,...
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    Yes, I would say look into hanwei like Hans said....

    Yes, I would say look into hanwei like Hans said. Just keep your expectations realistic and be safe.
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    I don't know of any blunt that would be safe with...

    I don't know of any blunt that would be safe with vigorous thrusting, especially steel blunts. Without using synthetics I don't think the geometry of the arming sword would allow too much flex...
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    I suggest you look into darkwood armory for your...

    I suggest you look into darkwood armory for your students, the economy rapiers are extremely popular and you can pick individual parts (plus special instructions, I think Scott would be able to make...
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    I just wanted to make a quick note to John. No...

    I just wanted to make a quick note to John. No matter how blunted the weapons are, keep in mind the geometry of a sword (blunts can STILL pierce) and that anything can become a weapon. Please use...
  24. Very nice! You shoulda sicked Iris on those...

    Very nice! You shoulda sicked Iris on those people not paying attention in the back, though! :)
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    Don't know if it's exactly an arming sword but...

    Don't know if it's exactly an arming sword but have you looked at the tinker pearce single handed blunts?
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