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#7 "Flower of Battle"

7th Aug 2012, 4:53 AM
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#7  "Flower of Battle"
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Centcomm 8th Aug 2012, 5:56 AM edit delete reply
HAHAH love her inner monolouge.. Hmm sword fight .. I think , im gonna make cookies later MUHAHAH..
Draginbeard 8th Aug 2012, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
excellent fighting poses. =)

She is on the verge of making a mental shopping list. He is on the brink of pricing resurrections LOL
Songgu Kwon 8th Aug 2012, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
The fighting stances are based on an old Italian manual on sword fighting, Flos Duellatorum (“Flower of Battle”). Posta Falcone means 'Guard of the Falcon', Porta di Ferro Mezzana is 'Half Iron Door.' There's been a great surge of interest in medieval & renaissance swordsmanship in the last 15 years or so. Google 'Italian longsword techniques' if you're curious.

As for elf girl's thoughts, she's on the verge of inventing pizza in her mind. I guess that joke's a bit vague. :p
Draginbeard 8th Aug 2012, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
Nice, l picked up two sword play manuals a while back, one bushido, the other was aimed at stage acting (for the illustrations), you have them posed spot on!
Songgu Kwon 8th Aug 2012, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Thanks, Draginbeard. It's interesting to note that there are more similarities between Eastern and Western swordsmanship than differences. I guess seeing as how everyone has 2 arms and 2 legs, they were bound to have arrived at similar conclusions about how best to fight with a long bladed weapon.
Ensis 12th Jun 2013, 3:41 AM edit delete reply
You knows "Posta Falcone"!
have knowledge of medieval fencing!!
Johhnytrash 27th Nov 2013, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
I love the Italian Swordplay references. Do you practice anywhere?
Songgu Kwon 15th Aug 2014, 3:01 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Just in my living room, mostly. :p
Vennificus 8th Mar 2015, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
I would call that Boar's tooth
Songgu Kwon 8th Mar 2015, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
You're right. The angle of her sword is definitely leaning into Boar's Tooth territory. ;)