Greetings all! I apologize for the lack of posts recently. We are in full tilt boogie mode here preparing for my teacher, Ma Yue's visit this August. And of course much to do with the FFE! I thought I would do a quick update post for a few news items. Master Ma Yue and his… Continue reading Updates: French Lightsaber news and Ma Yue interview returns!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bymIYBz0mxU The ASL-FFE sytem of Lightsaber combat is based around five core principles: Engagement Arming: Engagement Arming is an action which opens a "weapon phrase" and grants an attack priority before launching it at the opponent. This action is performed by bringing the entire hilt and blade behind the vertical midline of the body. This… Continue reading The Five Principles of Scoring: ASL-FFE
We have been focusing a lot on the French rules of late. For obvious reasons we have a large stake in the matter. Our Knight Cedric Giroux has created quite a thing and accomplished quite the feat getting it accepted in the FFE. We have our first workshop on this rule set Saturday June 22nd… Continue reading A tale of two rule sets.
Apologies for the lack of posts. Things are ramping up for summer. We have the Summer Workshop with Ma Yue in August, and many big things coming up in Fall. Stay tuned! Also, on June 22nd in Ann Arbor Michigan, we will hold our first workshop on the FFE Rules! We will go over arming,… Continue reading ASL-FFE rules: First workshop June 22
At long last, the fruits of this years symposium are being revealed! This is the first showing of the Dulon set the Damon (General Sun) Honeycutt has created for the sabering world. As you may have read, we gathered together over a weekend in April to set down this method and come together as minds… Continue reading The General’s Djem So
A conversation that seems to come up from time to time in martial art circles especially in weapon and fencing based arts, is the issue of realism in sport and sparring. We all want to be practicing real techniques and methods that work and will serve us in what ever goals we have in the… Continue reading Of Rules and Realism
Attention! Head on over to to North Star Martial Arts and check out a copy of Scott Phillips new book on Taiji and Bagua, "Tai Chi, Baguazhang and The Golden Elixir: Internal Martial Arts Before the Boxer Uprising". This is a unique examination of some of the more esoteric practices that could underly many of… Continue reading New Book: Tai Chi, Baguazhang and The Golden Elixir: Internal Martial Arts Before the Boxer Uprising