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André des Bordes (1582? - 1625) should be recognised by posterity as the fencing master to two dukes of Lorraine, Charles III and Henri II. However, he has gone down in history as the victim of dynastic in-fighting in the province and remains the only fencing teacher known to have been executed as a witch.
Title: Fencing through the AgesSelling Paperback and eBook
Author: Adolphe Corthey
Translator: Chris Slee
Publisher: LongEdge Press
Pub. Date: 2015
Language: English (original in French)
Format(s): US Digest, EPUB, MOBI
ISBN: (Paperback) 9780994359001, (eBook) 9780994359018
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Adolphe Corthey is the powerhouse behind the revival of interest in historical or period fencing in late nineteenth century France yet he remains largely […]
The Six Strikes of Henri de Sainct Didier are a simple set of exercises which teach more than just how to cut and thrust at an opponent. Also encoded within the sequences are a range of parrying techniques; some simple, some more complex. One aspect which puzzles is how he suggests the Lieutenant change safely from attacking from the right to attack from the left and vice versa. Here's our interpretation.