3266 De La Cruz, Santa Clara, CA
In the sword and shield class we will look at the use of the round and the heater shield along with the single handed sword. We do have some loaner shields that can be used in the class, but if you have a round or heater shaped shield I encourage you to bring it to the class.
We will study defensive and offensive use of the shield for fighting as well as the use of the sword. There are no known surviving manuscripts detailing the use of the large shield for combat, however there are the Nordic Sagas as well as artwork and architecture reliefs showing the shield as a fighting tool. The erliest manuscript that we know of using a small shield, called a buckler, written in the 1290s, and it is called the I.33 for its catalog number in the Tower of London library.
The techniques we will be studying in this class were learned from years of practice and study fighting with, and against, the sword and shield. We will look at the types of techniques used by the Viking and Saxon shield techniques of the 8th-10th centuries, the battle field shield techniques of the Knights of the 14th century and the Scottish Highlanders of the 18th century.
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Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.