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?
Brijn, in Colorado
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
– 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:
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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/