Learning to Love the Polehammer

Instructor(s): Ken Harding


The Bolognese tradition is diverse, and to do it justice means to expand beyond the basics, and regard it as a complete martial art.  The pole hammer is treated extensively by “Anonimo Bolognese” and also by Achille Marozzo.  These are fine plays with many subtleties, containing feints and invitations, and relying heavily on good footwork and proper positioning.  Students should come away with the ability to perform many complete plays.

Class Length: 3 Hours

Required Gear: Mask, Gorget, Gloves, Pole Arm Simulator/Staff (loaners available)