Here you can see many slides that are easier to understand rather than my crooked English from the videos, (but you will find less jokes, indeed). Some of these images are screenshots and as well I have some schemes I made using paint around 2010… So my apologies if you don’t like the quality, it is what I have. If one day I am millionaire I will pay a studio to do so.
This is my “Standard Position”. Somewhat comfortable, with flexed knees. Some people called it French style, but I am less bent than that. Well profiled, front foot always looking at the opponent. If possible right and left food should not be in the same vertical line, it can unbalance you.
Backweighted position. The weight changes during the combat depending on the situation, I copied the 3 position of Manuel de Brea treatise (1805) but between those 3 there are infinite ones.
Sword Angles, because they are important to know them for pedagogical purposes.
Acute Angle position, not only against lower attacks but also very long far uncontrolled thrusts from for example, the Italian tradition.
The body sides, a very basic concept to know in many Historical Fencing disciplines.
The next slides are for the position of the Hand/Sword. In Iberian Swordmanship is very common to mention the position of the nails with the side of the body.
About the circles, measures, means & lines. Refer to the video lectures to find more information. A & B make reference to the fencers.
The schemes of the Steps:
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