From the Master Laertes (Deputy Society Marshal, Rapier)

The Board of Directors has reviewed and approved changes to the Rapier Marshal’s Handbook concerning rigid head protection and padding. The revised handbook has been posted and is now available for download on this office’s sca.org webpage – http://sca.org/officers/marshal/combat/rapier/ In summary, the two changes are: 1. Revise section 2.B.iv. to require head protection to be … [Read more…]

Styles of Fencing: English

The resources in this section present information related to the study of the English style of rapier combat. Manuals George Silver: Paradoxes of Defense – by Greg Lindahl George Silver: Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defense – by Greg Lindahl   Interpretation [Book] English Swordsmanship: The True Fight of George Silver – by Stephen … [Read more…]

Styles of Fencing: Spanish

The resources in this section present information related to the study of the Spanish style of rapier combat. Manuals [Book] Academy of the Sword: The Mystery of the Spanish Circle in Swordsmanship and Esoteric Arts – by Girard Thibault d’Anvers (author) and John Michael Greer(trans.)   Interpretation Spanish Influence in the Rapier Play of Vincentio Saviolo – … [Read more…]

Styles of Fencing: Italian

The resources in this section present information related to the study of the Italian style of rapier combat. Vocabulary A Brief Glossary of Italian Rapier Concepts – by Maestro Tom Leoni Period Fencing Terms – by William E. Wilson Manuals, Period Rapier Texts & Translations [Book] Italian Rapier Combat: Ridolfo Capo Ferro – by Jared … [Read more…]