Blade Flex Standards

Effective from today, May 1, 2012, in accordance with the new Society Blade Standards ALL blades must meet the following requirements:   C.  OFFENSIVE EQUIPMENT (WEAPONS) 1. General Blade Requirements a. In order to be acceptable for use in rapier combat, it must meet certain criteria. If a blade does not meet the criteria established … [Read more…]

Rapier Champions’ Challenge

Unto the Fencers of the East do Don Donovan Shinnock and Baron Jean-Paul Ducasse, King’s and Queen’s Rapier Champions of the East send our greetings. There are whispered rumors of war in the wind, and a growing shadow of threat looming on the horizon. It is our intention to make sure that should this war … [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…]