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A Wandering Minstrel BS: Sport v. Classical v. Historical Fencing (90* d) RE: BS: Sport v. Classical v. Historical Fencing 01 Feb 07

Just looking at the guy nearest the camera in the first film: His stance is out, his feet aren't in line, his sword arm is too close to the body and his back is not straight. His guard is therefore essentially useless. All he is doing is running at the other guy and stop-hitting. The object used to be to PREVENT your opponent from hitting you. If he stood straight, turned in line to narrow his profile, and learned to parry in line and remise he'd win every single pass.

If that's modern fencing I'll stick to my bow thanks.

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