Thrusting in modern longsword practice was a pretty rare sight up until just a few years ago, practitioners simply did not have the proper skill to execute thrusting techniques. It was also considered to be more difficult to thrust when fencing with feders than with sharp weapons, and that because of that thrusting would always be underused in modern practice.
Fortunately. this has not turned out to be the case. more and more fencers are now able to execute thrusts on a regular basis, and even in high intensity tournament fencing against unknown opponents. Thomas Nyzell in the Swordfish final against me 2014 is a good example, and we will get back to that later.
In this class we will learn how to thrust in the bind, how to thrust outside of the bind, i.e “free” and also take a look at a specific way of thrusting using reversed grip.