ARN - Scarf meanings (was Cadets in Court)

Jesus Cavazos toshirokoi at
Sun Jun 6 20:25:01 PDT 1999

>From: "Larkin O'Kane [AKA Charlie Cain]" <larkin at>
>Reply-To: ansteorra-rapier at Ansteorra.ORG
>To: Jesus Cavazos <toshirokoi at>, ansteorra-rapier at Ansteorra.ORG
>Subject: Re: ARN - Scarf meanings (was Cadets in Court)
>Date: Sun, 6 Jun 1999 07:21:04 -0500
>Greetings Toshiro San,
>When I first started learning to fence almost everyone told me that my
>posture was wrong and that I should have my feet placed just so and
>should step just so and lunge just so....  I tried to do as they said, but 
>didn't feel natural to me. Then at Known World Academy of the Rapier
>Antoine Dore asked me if I had been studying De Grassi very long and I
>said "Who/what is De Grassi?" and was introduced to one period fencing
>master's idea of a fencing style. [Or at least one englishman's translation
>of an Italian fencing master's  teachings].  One statement that this person
>made to me was that if I continued to study and practice this method then I
>had best get used to "everybody" telling me I was doing it wrong.

And if you had been a newbie and someone supposably more experienced and 
knowledgable in rapier had walked up and told Antoine Dore he was wrong and 
was teaching you wrong, whom would you have believed?


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