The Metaphysiks of Armizare; Theory to Doctrine, Doctrine to Practice
By Christian Cameron, IAS
This article is not founded on my belief that I am a particularly gifted swordsperson. Rather, it is founded on the observation that too many swords people with solid training and principles in the art don’t seem to be aware of ways to think about their art or put together various essentials of training which they fully understand into a single, coherent ideal of a system, which they can thus translate into performance (and then practice). Put simply; they know a lot, and yet, they do not fight well.
Let me add that I don’t think I’m going to tell any experienced swordsperson anything they have not heard before. I’m just going to try to codify some things, like a philosopher or theologian. Hence that threatening word, ‘Metaphysiks.’