What we're about

This group is for anyone who interested learning Historical European Martial Arts, which includes wrestling, dagger, swords (one- and two-handed, along with secondary weapons) and polearms. Students of all skill levels are welcome, though you must be 18 or older to join at this time. My personal focus is on the Bolognese school, which I have been researching and practicing since 2008. I look forward to sharing and exploring it further with everyone.

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Italian Swordsmanship: Rapier

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• What we do
Learn the foundations of Italian swordsmanship! Each night, we will be covering Italy's martial history from the late 15th to early 17th centuries.

The first class (5:30 to 6:30) covers Italian rapier, in which we will go over the guard, footwork, hand positions, lunges and various defences. Space in this section is limited, so please indicate your attendance beforehand.

*** The first hour of class (5:30 to 6:30) is for people who have already completed the beginner program, which runs from 6:30 to 7:30.

The second class (6:30 to 8:00) covers the Bolognese school (sword in one hand), which was useful both for duels and the battlefield. We will be focus on footwork, the guards, basic attacks and defences, and a variety of blade sensitivity drills, leading up to fencing.

Feel free to attend any or all classes to get an idea of what we do. The first class is always free!

• What to bring
Water bottle, comfortable workout clothes, athletic shoes (preferably not runners, as they tend to make turning difficult), gloves. All other equipment is provided.

• Important to know
There is plenty of free parking behind the church. A waiver will be required, given the nature of the activity, and misuse of the equipment will not be tolerated.

Italian Swordsmanship: Spada da lato

St. Marks

• What we do

Learn the foundations of Italian swordsmanship! Each night, we will be covering Italy's martial history from the late 15th to early 17th centuries.

The first class (5:30 to 6:30) covers Italian rapier, in which we will go over the guard, footwork, hand positions, lunges and various defences. Space in this section is limited, so please indicate your attendance beforehand.

*** The first hour of class (5:30 to 6:30) is for people who have already completed the beginner program, which runs from 6:30 to 7:30.

The second class (6:30 to 8:00) covers the Bolognese school (sword in one hand), which was useful both for duels and the battlefield. We will be focus on footwork, the guards, basic attacks and defences, and a variety of blade sensitivity drills, leading up to fencing.

Feel free to attend any or all classes to get an idea of what we do. The first class is always free!

• What to bring
Water bottle, comfortable workout clothes, athletic shoes (preferably not runners, as they tend to make turning difficult), gloves. All other equipment is provided.

• Important to know
There is plenty of free parking behind the church. A waiver will be required, given the nature of the activity, and misuse of the equipment will not be tolerated.

Italian Swordsmanship: Rapier

St. Marks

• What we do
Learn the foundations of Italian swordsmanship! Each night, we will be covering Italy's martial history from the late 15th to early 17th centuries.

The first class (5:30 to 6:30) covers Italian rapier, in which we will go over the guard, footwork, hand positions, lunges and various defences. Space in this section is limited, so please indicate your attendance beforehand.

*** The first hour of class (5:30 to 6:30) is for people who have already completed the beginner program, which runs from 6:30 to 7:30.

The second class (6:30 to 8:00) covers the Bolognese school (sword in one hand), which was useful both for duels and the battlefield. We will be focus on footwork, the guards, basic attacks and defences, and a variety of blade sensitivity drills, leading up to fencing.

Feel free to attend any or all classes to get an idea of what we do. The first class is always free!

• What to bring
Water bottle, comfortable workout clothes, athletic shoes (preferably not runners, as they tend to make turning difficult), gloves. All other equipment is provided.

• Important to know
There is plenty of free parking behind the church. A waiver will be required, given the nature of the activity, and misuse of the equipment will not be tolerated.

Italian Swordsmanship: Spada da lato

St. Marks

• What we do

Learn the foundations of Italian swordsmanship! Each night, we will be covering Italy's martial history from the late 15th to early 17th centuries.

The first class (5:30 to 6:30) covers Italian rapier, in which we will go over the guard, footwork, hand positions, lunges and various defences. Space in this section is limited, so please indicate your attendance beforehand.

*** The first hour of class (5:30 to 6:30) is for people who have already completed the beginner program, which runs from 6:30 to 7:30.

The second class (6:30 to 8:00) covers the Bolognese school (sword in one hand), which was useful both for duels and the battlefield. We will be focus on footwork, the guards, basic attacks and defences, and a variety of blade sensitivity drills, leading up to fencing.

Feel free to attend any or all classes to get an idea of what we do. The first class is always free!

• What to bring
Water bottle, comfortable workout clothes, athletic shoes (preferably not runners, as they tend to make turning difficult), gloves. All other equipment is provided.

• Important to know
There is plenty of free parking behind the church. A waiver will be required, given the nature of the activity, and misuse of the equipment will not be tolerated.

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Italian Swordsmanship: Spada da lato

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