I Don’t Mean to Disarm You – Wait Yes I Do!

Instructor(s): Kimberleigh Roseblade


There is a very special feeling that every longsword fencer gets when they successfully disarm their opponent. In this workshop, students will look at the different disarms that are presented by Fiore in the Getty manuscript. Participants will get the chance to breakdown and look at the core motions and physics that allow each of these disarms to be performed with ease. As students’ become comfortable with these disarms they shall then see that, as Fiore says: “I’m not lying when I tell you that I can now strike you to my heart’s content.”

Equipment Requirements

Longsword, Fencing Mask, Gorget. Light gloves optional.