Lots of good info in this thread for an aspiring swordsman to think about. I didn't expect it to be so popular, nor there to be so many others here that still see the sword as a viable weapon. I can always count on WT.
Been reading Silver's Paradoxes of Defense and noticed that he didn't have a lot of love for the rapier. Interesting that they dealt with the same problem of BS teachers and training that we deal with today in the tactical and gun community, and that was in 1599. Proof that some things never change, and there's really nothing new, only old things that have been rediscovered.
- Train like a ninja; think like a pirate. Work like a slave; think like a master.
- If I falter, it will not be because I gave up. It will be because I pushed my body beyond its absolute limit.
- Life is not about trying to find shelter in a storm. It is about learning to dance in the rain.