To the Point

Posted By on May 16, 2011

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  1. Gary Carbone says:

    Interesting. It does seem that the modern fencing today is a far cry from the martial/survival roots from which it sprung. It is fun to do fencing but I wonder how many true sword masters exist. In this age, the sword, spear and stick are becoming lost to the modern age.

  2. Randy says:

    A far cry indeed Gary. A few seek to keep the old weapon skills alive, where once they were considered part of a well rounded education.

  3. […] seen here in North America, this connects with what I talked about in my 16 May 2011 article, To the Point. I assert that society suffered a major setback when it cast aside swordsmanship as one of the […]

  4. […] continue to teach both the skills and mindset of Classical Fencing. Skills that come from a time before the study of Swordsmanship became an athletic contest for the mere scoring of points, but rather was intended as preparation of mind, body, and spirit for a lethal contest of blood […]

  5. […] As long as all participants embrace this mindset, something that only approximates the True Arte of Fence will be seen in Olympic style competitions, but an approximation is all it will ever be – one undeserving of any claim to being representative of a true evolution for such would imply improvement by Natural selection. What has actually happened is quite the contrary. ~ To the Point […]

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