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Curiosity : Fencing, of Spanish origin

Curiosity : Fencing, of Spanish origin

Fencing would seem to be the only Olympic discipline whose origin is in Spain.


Although there is a possible antecedent in an Egyptian bas-relief from the 12th century B.C. in which a competition with weapons appears, it was not until the 16th century when swordsmanship duels gained momentum.

Fencing was a common practice in countries like England, France or Italy, but it was in Spain where the rapier sword or rapier and the first manuals on the technique appeared.

The oldest treatises date from the 15th century, "La verdadera esgrima" (1472) by J. Pons and "El manejo de las armas de combate" (1473) by P. de la Torre. This led different experts to establish the origin of modern fencing in our country.

The origin of modern fencing is disputed by English, French, Spanish, Italian and even Germans.


Zacharias 馃悵 Voulgaris

2 years ago #14

Anyway, I tried to apply some of this creative fencing in my latest article (which is also about creativity). Feel free to check it out. Cheers

Zacharias 馃悵 Voulgaris

2 years ago #13

John Rylance

2 years ago #12

Zacharias 馃悵 Voulgaris

2 years ago #11

John Rylance

2 years ago #10

I found this quote

Creativity is the art of fencing

It was unclear whether it referred to Javier's fencing or Ken's fences. 

A choice between the thrusts and parrys of outrageous fortunes or to go heavy metal or which shade varnish Maybe paint it.

Whose for watching paint dry?

I also want to see if in the next few weeks this post without any rigor will be positioned in google 馃ぃ馃ぃ anyway Fencing could be Spanish LOL馃ぃ馃ぃ

Considering that the Spanish reigned over the high seas (and the low seas too, probably) and that the sword was the weapon of choice for most people those days, it isn't far-fetched to assume that fencing (particularly with the rapier/foil sword) is of Spanish origin. Still, the French had a good grasp of it too, as I remember my first fencing instructor, back in London, being a Frenchman. Also, well-known are the sword duels among gentlemen during the years of the French peak. Regardless of who can claim being the original rapier-yielding fencer, it's a fascinating weapon of more civilized times (though I personally prefer the saber sword as well as the epee one). Cheers


Ken Boddie

2 years ago #2

#2 #4

I need a new fence in the back paddock, Ren茅e. Can I rely on your kids to do the job? Or how about you, @Franci 馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador ?  I need the jib done 鈥渟wiftly鈥.  

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #1

You hardly provide a convincing case for the origins of such a disputed topic, Javier. Furthermore, I propose that we Aussies are 鈥榝encing鈥 experts extraordinaire. In the early 1900s we built the Rabbit Proof Fence (the longest fence in the world) to keep agriculturally damaging vermin out of Western Australia. Touch茅!

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