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Finished Buckler

I finished the buckler I had been working on a while ago and took a picture of it in its glorious, unbattered state:

I have since used it in about 20 historical fencing bouts as well as innumerable relaxed sparring encounters, and it has held up very well. 439 more words


14-Encircled with TRUTH

“Treasures from the Secret Place”

Chapter 14
Psalm 91:4c
“His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

This eight word phrase is full of treasures. So much is said about spiritual warfare these days and you are about to discover one of the strongest weapons we have against the enemy. 1,412 more words

Secret Place

MS I.33 and the Numerology of the Wanton Monk

I.33 contains a framework to classify an opponent’s actions into 7 “Custodia”. I.33 is distinct from most other medieval and renaissance sources in that it numbers them, and explicitly names them and refers to them by their number. 1,794 more words


Specific Technique vs Broader Concept - Techniques in I.33, Durchtreten and Separation of Sword and Shield

In my study of I.33, I have found that there are a handful of techniques that, rather than being one specific action, are rather a concept or several variants of a technique. 1,969 more words


Sword and Buckler vs Longsword

The topic of weapon matchups is popular online. Many people discuss different weapon combinations, how they work against each other, which one is better, what the advantages and disadvantages are, etc. 1,373 more words


Sub Gladium - Superior and Inferior, Above and Below, Over and Under

As I described in a previous post, there are 4 binds as outlined by MS. I.33: right and left, over and under. This is pretty clearly and explicitly described in I.33, and is the foundation for the entire system. 967 more words


Freeplay Observations of Grabbing Swords

In doing some freeplay with sword and buckler at the club last Friday, I noticed how smoothly and quickly you can grab your opponent’s sword from the bind (shocking, I know). 476 more words