German Longsword: The Extended Fight

This workshop on the German Longsword will be primarily focused on dominating the centre and closing lines with extended guards, using range management to keep the extended guard the appropriate choice, and using the little wheel to generate cuts with good body mechanics to avoid having to withdraw the sword. Specific plays from Meyer and […]

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Bologna Meets Iran: Weapons of the Epic Heroes

Primary Disciplines: Partisan, Neyze (Persian cutting spear), Sidesword, Shamshir, Buckler This track joins the scholastic tradition of Northern Italy, that sought to connect its martial art with the classical Greek epics, with the war arts of Iran, brought to life from historical texts and the tales of Persian heroes. Students will delve into the philosophy […]

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England Meets the Punjab: Sword & Buckler, Weapons of the Street and War

Primary Disciplines: Broadsword, Sword and Buckler, Dhaal – Kirpan (Sword & Buckler) Comparing the Renaissance British fighting of George Silver with the Sikh martial art of war first taught by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the 18th century. Students will get a chance to contrast the upright and practical system of broadsword and sword and buckler […]

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Spain Meets China: Duelling Weapons of Two Continents

Primary Disciplines: Rapier, Chinese Straight sword, Empty Hand Exploring the use of the duelling rapier within the Spanish Destreza tradition and the use of the Chinese Taiji single handed straight sword and unarmed push hands, students will explore how these two different traditions manipulate time, distance, pressure, and opportunity. Spanish Rapier Intensive “The true destreza […]

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