Cutting with Medieval Swords

Students in this workshop will learn to safely handle sharp swords, and will learn basic and proficient cutting with single hand swords and longwords. Cutting will be done in the fashion of German sword art systems, though practitioners of all systems will benefit from the basic principles of cutting with a sharp sword. Students will […]

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Visayan Style Eskrima – Sword Play and the Art of Deception

Visayan Style Corto Kadena and Larga Mano Eskrima comes from Cebu in the Philippines. It is the life work of the notoriously reclusive Maestro Sonny Umpad, a phenomenal swordsman who sadly passed away in 2006. Sonny believed that the personality of the sword would dictate the movement and the tactics of the play. He was […]

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Germany Meets Japan: Unpacking the Longsword vs Katana Cliche

Primary Disciplines: Longsword, Katana With a primary focus on the two-handed longsword and katana this track will explore the fundamental similarities and differences in posture, movement, tactics, and strategy between the medieval German school of Johannes Leichtenauer and the school of Edo period Master Miyomoto Musashi. Japanese Katana Intensive Our two session intensive on the […]

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