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Writer Research: Sword Fighting

So now that we’ve gone over swords, let’s talk about fighting with them.

Basic Terminology
  • Advance – a short movement forward
  • Binding – engaging the opponent’s weapon to stop an attack
  • Countering – defending by attacking at the same time as one’s opponent
  • Cut – a slashing attack with the edge of the blade
  • Fade – a leap backward
  • Feint- a fake attack made to bait an opponent
  • Lunge – a leap forward
  • Parry – deflecting an opponent’s blade with one’s own
  • Retreat – a short movement backward
  • Thrust – a stabbing attack with the point of the sword
  • Voiding – moving out of the way of an attack

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