So I’ve been thinking about using livejournal to post some of the lessons I’ve been working on for rapier.
The majority of the lesson I’ll be posting are based on Capoferro, and generally follow the rough structure and organization of a Classical Italian lesson.
The lessons represent the interpretive work that my friends and I are currently doing with Capoferro. I try pretty hard to stick to techniques that are explicitly covered in Capoferro, buteither add some different actions, modify actions, or simply actions in order to focus on the execution of a specific technique.
the terminology I use comes from my Classical Italian training, however there are usually some differences in how I would interpret a term when using it for rapier. For instance, there are some pretty subtle differences between how the guard and lunge is done in rapier as compared to Italian foil, however to simplify what I’m doing, I will leave this out for now.