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The Rapier, Part One: Beginners WORKBOOK

Take a beginners’ course with world-renowned swordsmanship instructor Dr. Guy Windsor, through this innovative workbook format. 

With this 70+ page workbook you can learn the basics of rapier fencing. The book is illustrated with extracts from historical sources, and supported by over twenty video clips, linked to in the text. All you need is a training partner, a smartphone, tablet, or computer, and a couple of practice rapiers and fencing masks.

The book is organised in four sessions or classes, which covers all this and more:

• footwork

• sword handling

• stringering

• attack by disengage,

• parry riposte in one tempo

• feints

• parry riposte in two tempi

• thrusts

• cuts

• beat attack.

This print yourself version includes both versions of the book, for right-handers, with space for written notes on the right hand page, and left-handers. All techniques are shown in the videos for both right handers and left handers.

Please note, this is not designed to work as an ebook; these pdfs are designed to be printed and bound. 

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The Rapier, Part One: Beginners WORKBOOK

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