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Rapier dimensions, asymmetric musculature, preparing students for freeplay. Ask the Sword Guy Episode 11

Today's video is a mixed bag of topics, answering the following questions:

How thick were rapier blades?

How wide were rapier blades?

How thick were dagger blades?

How wide were dagger blades?

Thank you,

Brijn, in Colorado

And:

Dear Dr Guy Windsor

I'm sending you pictures of a miniature Spanish sword (a letter opener, made in Toledo).

Do you have any information on this type of swords?

Peter in Venezuela

And:

– Do you experience an asymmetric build up of muscle and/or any asymmetries in posture and movement patterns due to fencing?

– If so, do you do anything to compensate this asymmetry?

– With unexperienced students, what do you do to teach them to stay calm during sparring? How do you teach them to spar in a way that they understand what's going on?

Kind regards, Michael Spring

Here's the video:

https://youtu.be/ZhmKfiiKpnk

Shownotes:

This week only discount on the Solo Training Course: https://swordschool.teachable.com/p/solo-training/?product_id=1182611&coupon_code=PRELAUNCHMADNESS

Ken Mondschein’s translation of Agrippa: https://amzn.to/2IJQvmo

Tom Leoni’s translation of Fabris: https://amzn.to/2IJR3Zu

The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial Arts: https://guywindsor.net/blog/book/the-theory-and-practice-of-hma/

A Comparison of Late 16th to Early 17th Century Rapiers with Modern Reproductions: http://historisches-fechten.at/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Comparison_of_Period_Rapiers_to_Modern_Reproductions.pdf

The Rapier, part three: Developing your Skills: https://guywindsor.net/blog/book/rapierpartthree/

Episode with left handers: https://youtu.be/vHcAK_LmUk0

Breathing book: https://guywindsor.net/blog/book/breathing/

Lord Baltimore’s Challenge: http://www.lordbaltimoreschallenge.com/

 

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