Sparing Practice – May 1, 2021

For the first time in years, I feel like a 14 year old boy. I cannot tell you how much I look forward to fencing with the members of my group. I literally dream about it regularly. It has become one of the few things in my life that actually completely de-stresses me. I've uploaded … Continue reading Sparing Practice – May 1, 2021

Leanna Learns Rapier Fighting

I was going through some old video on my phone and came across some early video in November, 2019, of my daughter, Leanna, training with her Swordmaster, Greg. Then I found some video from six months later of my wife and daughter learning to use the long sword. Swordfighting is hard work and I am … Continue reading Leanna Learns Rapier Fighting

Rapier & Dagger – My Favorite Fighting Style

This evening, I did some sparing with my sword-master, Greg. I loved every minute of it. After finishing the chores at home, completing the left over charting from the office today, I thought I would watch a few sparing clips, thinking about what I learned while sparing. One of the clips is the duel scene … Continue reading Rapier & Dagger – My Favorite Fighting Style

Sparing Scene – The Last Samurai

The art of Samurai swordsmanship has always fascinated me. I served a church mission in Japan and had the immense pleasure of spending a great deal of time in the rural areas of Japan and the islands of Okinawa. The people of Japan have a very special place in my heart, their culture and the … Continue reading Sparing Scene – The Last Samurai

Sparing Practice with the Group

Twice a week our group, The Loyal Order of the Sword, gathers to practice and train with our Sword Master. Below you can see my wife, Tiffini, on the right, sparing with rapier, then rapier and saber. (She is the one on right in the background.) I have to insert here, watching my wife sword … Continue reading Sparing Practice with the Group