Ttempts to demystify martial mastery Good read for anyone interesting in teaching fencing or historical fencing. T period fencing pedagogy as well as proving a useful framework for teaching period swordsmanship in the modern day There are a great many practical examples of how de Brye's teaching framework was and can be put into action in the training hallThis is a book which deserves to be found on every fencing instructor's bookshe.
I particularly liked and agreed with de Brye s recommendation of training in the later steps of practice as the. Jean de Brye's The Art of Fencing 1721 is a manual for fencing instructors and coaches showing how to break down the discipline into four broad developmental stages He begins with the basics of posture balance guard positions and simple actions before progressing to chaining together these actions to make complex attack ph.
Student gets skilled against the vigorous unskilled in order to prepare your art effectively I also liked his Rases and later moving on to sparring with another opponent It is not a book which teaches early French smallsword techniues but it describes a small collection of techniues for illustrative purposesHistorical European Martial Arts instructors and historians will find The Art of Fencing useful in understanding Enlightenmen.
Chris Slee is a swordsman historian and franco phone with an academic background in Renaissance thought history literature and languages He has fenced with rapier sidesword and longsword for than a decade and has competed in and marshalled at national tournamentsChris is also the principal contributor to LongEdge Press