[Bonwicke] rapier manual

faolon faolon at plaiddragon.net
Sun Dec 25 13:52:13 PST 2005

My apologize I did not answer your question in it's entirety (no spell checker on this computer).
There is in fact 1 paper on teaching which is good in and of itself. 
Though my intentions are an actual manual stating technigues not as absolutes but criticted with pros and cons.
Not ruling anything out with (as much as posible) an impartial explaination hopefully with at least crude illustrations as I'm not the best of artists. This ofcourse means that it will be dry at points as I try to break my examples down to each individual step. This should be instructional as opposed to simply informative. I mean for this to be more than just a paper stating my opinion of how sword fighting "should be". I realize there is no one set way to teach everyone so I intend to put as many as I can in this manual which I intend to update at least annually.
I realize that this is a huge task to partake and am willing to put my best effort forword if I feel someone else (who has submitted their idea to me) has worded a common technigue better than myself then it will be added probably verbatum. In short, this is not a matter of Ego or Pride for me but an honest desire to gather and share information on rapier. (PLease before anyone gets the wrong idea I do not mean that what anyone else wrote or submitted was a matter of Ego or Pride, merely that I will try to seperate that from my writing) I plan to have it chaptered and each chapter be downloadable seperatly. I realise thought some of my ideas are not right for everyone, but I will include them for the 1 or 2 people that they will help.
I seem to be babbling at this point, probly because it's 1 am here. so I'll cut this short if you have any more questions I welcome them though. Any interest is good interest.


>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: HL Chiara Francesca <vscribe at ansteorra.org>
>  Subject: Re: [Bonwicke] rapier manual
>  Sent: Dec 25 '05 14:45
>  You do realize that there are several online already off the Ansteorran's
>  Rapier website free for download already.
>  (http://www.ansteorra.org/search.php)
>  What will be different in your verses what is there already?
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: "faolon" <faolon at plaiddragon.net>
>  To: <bonwicke at ansteorra.org>
>  Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2005 1:28 PM
>  Subject: [Bonwicke] rapier manual
>  >I am working on a manual for rapier. Its main focus will be how to teach
>  >and how to learn, with imphasis on the different ways people react to each
>  >other and several different technigues for establishing a mental game.
>  > One of the main reasons I'm doing this is to get it out of my head so that
>  > I can progress in other areas of rapier. I will try not to focus to
>  > strongly on my own technigues but give at least a general idea of several
>  > technigues I have witnessed by my own interpretation. I know not everyone
>  > learns the same way so if you have a particular way that you prefer to be
>  > taught or have found that works for teaching please let me know.
>  > I do not intend to sell this manual but disperse it freely to all
>  > interested so name recognition is all can offer for unigue methods which
>  > make it to E-publication. (becuase I want this to be a free resource I
>  > find it best to keep it computerised) Looking forward to any imput and
>  > please let me know if you want a copy when I'm finished. (understand this
>  > could take months)
>  >
>  > Faolon
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