The second part of Friday was a “fighty-fun” session with Scott Moyle. We never really have a plan, but we look at the weapon rack,
see what catches our eye, and then go from there. On Friday, we made our way through Italian and German Longsword, smallsword, backsword and the tiniest touch on rapier, addressing many techniques and concepts. The underlying theme was how foundation principles express themselves in different weapons. I’m really enjoying working with Scott mostly because he’s Scott and he’s fun and awesome, but a close second is the varied and detailed conversations we have. He’s asking fabulous questions which help us to get to the root of the idea, to help us better understand the similarities and differences between various weapons styles and forms.