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We begin today with Cerri’s two primary, horizontal blows of the bastone, The Umbrella and Flank blows. These two are primarily differentiated by their starting and end points relative to the fencer; the Umbrella begins and ends with the point in front of you, the Flank blow behind. These two blows will also combine togetherContinue reading “Navigating from the Center: Cerri’s Horizontal Blows”
Here begins the process where I begin to put myself out there a bit. We are delving into the Lessons of the stick, and the first lessons we have are the “Molinelli.” And these “Turns” of the stick are not particular to the stick, but are a staple of sabre fencing and that of weaponsContinue reading “As Below, So Above: Cerri’s vertical blows”
One of the first lessons I received stepping onto the mat in BJJ sounded like the real estate trope of, “Location, location, location” with ‘position’ substituted in. In any martial art this is a crucial concept. In grappling the right position will get me that beautiful arc of a drop throw. With Boxing a timelyContinue reading “Bookend beginnings- Cerri’s guards”
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