Description of Classes to be scheduled for KWAR 2004

      Class Schedule

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Class Instructor Description Class Type/
Equipment Requirements
Length Fee Max #
1 Dancing with Swords: A (light) Weight Workout for the Student of Defence

AElfred of Chester

As students of defence we all know we need to work out to help us become better fencers. One of the things all trainers recommend is to do a workout with a light set of weights to tone and strengthen our muscles. However, many of us make the excuse we don't have the weights to do such a workout. Yet as fencers we all have a sword. This workout uses the sword we already have to do a light weight workout. Hands on — Comfortable workout clothes, a sword and a pair of gloves
2 Coming to Grips: How to Bend, Break and Pummel Your Enemy

AElfred of Chester

This class will focus on using period forms of grips and seizures in rapier and sidesword combat. Hands on — Gear for single rapier or sidesword 1 hr 0
3 The Fight of Giovanni dall'Agocchie

Aeron Harper

This class will be an introduction to the teachings of dall'Agocchie, a Bolognese sword teacher who taught cut-and-thrust techniques in the tradition of Marozzo. You will be shown a full complement of attacks and defenses that (when used correctly) will allow you to play in the Sidesword experiment and remain relatively effective. This class assumes you have been playing for long enough to understand balance, stance, and how to thrust. This is a hands-on demonstration class. Bring your armor and a sword — preferably a good sidesword simulator. 2 hrs 0 30
4 The Fight of Ridolfo Capo Ferro

Aeron Harper

This class will be an introduction to the teachings of Capo Ferro, one of the most respected sword instructors of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. You will learn some of his basic tenets and work your way up to drilling through some of his practice situations. This class assumes you have been playing for long enough to understand balance, stance, and how to thrust. This is a hands-on demonstration class. Bring your armor and a sword — preferably a good rapier simulator. 1 hr 0 30
5 Yet Another Look at Saviolo’s Fight

Aeron Harper

This class will cover some recent findings by the teacher, and hopefully introduce a new way of looking at the most confusing parts of Saviolo's manual. This is a part lecture/part hands-on demonstration class. Bring your armor and a sword. This class assumes you have been playing for long enough to understand balance, stance, and how to thrust. This is a part lecture/part hands-on demonstration class. Bring your armor and a sword. 1 hr 0 30
6 The Sidesword Experiment in the SCA

Aeron Harper This class will cover details of the Sidesword experiment such as: What is it designed to accomplish? What is it NOT designed for? What are the current legal weapons and armor? What does the future look like? If there is time, we may get into a smattering of techniques as well. This class assumes you have been playing for long enough to understand balance, stance, and how to thrust. This is a part lecture/part hands-on demonstration class. Bring your armor and a sword. 1 hr 0 30
7 Women's Issues Roundtable

Claire Shayhan Roundtable discussion on women's issues in SCA Fencing Discussion only, no equipment needed
0 as many as the room will hold
8 Glovemaking

Chiara Francesca Arianna d'Onofrio Hands-on class requiring basic sewing skills. Supplies needed: Glovers needles (sold at Joann's), thread, and scissors, fabric for mock up, leather for final product, anything else that you use for basic sewing. Hands-on, no fighting 4 hrs $35 for complete supplies, $5 for supplies not including leather, no fee if you bring all your own 12
9 Spanish Rapier Theory & History

Pachomius OneShoe,Gabriela d'Avila This class will present some of the history and lineage of Destreza, the Spanish art of fencing. It will highlight some notable Spanish figures in the system and give some background on each of them. The second and more extensive part of the class will present the Spanish system from a theoretical standpoint with demonstrations of techniques to reinforce the understanding of the system. The system will be contrasted against the Italian rapier tradition and common misconceptions will be addressed. Examples from texts that have not yet been fully translated will be provided. Lecture and Demonstration, intermediate to advanced. 1 hr 0
10 Spanish Rapier Practical Application

Pachomius OneShoe This class will provide a foundation in Spanish fencing that should be easy to follow and allow a practitioner to apply the techniques and principles quickly. This class will begin with footwork and work through the three foundation techniques of the Spanish system as described by Don Luis Pacheco de Narvaez. The class will be given an opportunity to perform techniques from period texts. Special attention will be given to countering Italian techniques. Examples from texts that have not yet been fully translated will be provided. Practical hands on. Full kit required. 2 hrs 0
11 Italian Rapier in SCA Rapier

Pachomius OneShoe This class will introduce SCA fencers to some core Italian rapier techniques. The goal will be to add strength and period style to the students SCA fighting. Techniques to be covered will include the stringere, the gain, the cavazione, the passata, the enquartata, hand parries, and dagger parries. All of these techniques will be presented in an easy-to-follow, down to earth style that should be accessible to fencers of any skill level. Practical hands on. Full kit required. 2 hrs 0
12 Coaching the Coach: How to make the most of a 30-minute one-on-one lesson

Don Pieter Rausch This class is for the coach/teacher that wants to get more out of the short time they may have with their student. It will be both lecture and demonstration of ways to maximize your time with each student for fighting Modern to Period. For people who wish to coach or train students one on one. This is not a class for “fencers,” but for those that teach them. No armor will be needed for this class. Lecture/Demonstration; no armor required 1 hr none 20
13 Anatomy and Blow-Calling

Don Tivar Moondragon What happens when a real blade hits human skin? How well do draw cuts, tip cuts and percussion cuts work? What about glancing blows? Is there such a thing as a “light” blow? These and other questions will be answered in a class that combines real anatomy, SCA rules and some hands-on work for the students. Lecture/demo with some hands-on work at the end. No equipment or experience required 1 hr none NA
14 Pallas Armata for Rapier

Walter Robin The Pallas Armata is an English manual from 1639, describing a theory of defense for single rapier, and represents the culmination of the Italian theory. This class will provide a distillation of the Pallas Armata rapier theory, describing its tenets, while providing hands-on practice with specific techniques described in the manual. Class is hands-on, but not full contact. Full armor required. Open to all levels of student. 1 hr 0 Student count limited by space available.
15 Pallas Armata for Sidesword

Walter Robin The Pallas Armata is an English manual from 1639, which provides a theory of defense for backsword, in companion to its rapier technique. This class will provide a distillation of the Pallas Armata backsword theory, describing its tenets, while providing hands-on practice with specific techniques described in the manual. Class is hands-on, but non-contact. Bring your fencing mask; padded weapons will be provided or SCA-legal sidesword simulators can be used. Open to all levels of student. 1 hr 0 Student count limited by space available.
16 Close Combat in the 14th - 16th Centuries

Giovanni di Fiamma Most masters of defense in the 14th-16th centuries taught unarmed and dagger techniques as well as swordwork. No distinction was drawn between the methods; it was assumed that all three types of techniques might come into play in any given fight. This course is an introduction to dagger and grappling techniques taught by Italian and German masters. Participants will be exposed to a variety of basic concepts and techniques, on which they can build in further studies. Hands on. Participants should expect to be VERY close to each other during some of the drills. A dagger waster or similar practice tool is necessary. Standard SCA armor should be brought to the class, as it may be useful for some of the dagger work. Rapiers will not be needed. 2 hrs none 20
17 English Swordsmanship (why the rapier isn't a good weapon anyway . . .)

Brian mac Brand George Silver described certain universal principles of fencing in his book 'Paradoxes of Defence.' At the heart of his system are his 'true times,' which can be summarized as the need to create a threat in attack, before creating a target. This is taught in modern fencing as "extend before you lunge." But while true times are universal, they are even more important in the pass-based early fencing, of which Silver was one of the last proponents. The pass, being a slower foot movement, accentuates the difference in speed between the hand and the foot. Most of the subtlety of medieval fencing comes from the intelligent use of this difference in speed, which might otherwise be seen as a problem. This class will examine the four true times, using Silver's basket hilted "short" sword, but the concepts are applicable to all medieval, and most Renaissance, combat systems. Hands-on demonstration class. Bring your armor and a sword - preferably a good sidesword (or basket hilted) simulator 2 hrs none 25
18 Fighting – The Mental Game

Miguel Sebastian de Oporto,
Modius von Mergentheim,
Brendan McEwan
In this lecture-based two-hour class, which includes some demonstrations, we identify aspects of the mind of the winning fighter and some approaches that you can use to become a more effective tournament fighter. The class information includes:
• Colonel John Boyd's OODA Loop Cycle that he developed to help train fighter pilots
• Seven specific skills that you should use in a fight, and how to develop those skills
• Seven specific things that you should never do in a fight and how to avoid them
• The Combat Mind and how to develop it.
The class consists of three instructors, Brendan, Modius, and Miguel, who all provide augmentations and enhancements to the general course outline. Combined, the instructors have won over 200 tournaments, including 11 Queens Champion tournaments, 13 multi-kingdom tournaments, and 2 Crown tournaments.
Lecture/Demonstration. Anyone is welcome. Although the concepts are simple, students with previous fighting experience (not necessarily rapier) are likely to get the most from the class. We will be distributing a summary, but recommend that serious students bring paper and a pen. 2 hrs 0
19 Developing Goal-Specific Drills

Valentyn Drake Learn to identify specific areas for improvement and develop drills to maximize the use of your practice time. Demonstration class. Suitable for beginner to advanced fighters, knowledge of rules and minimal fighting experience needed. Students do not need to bring equipment to class, but material for note taking may be desirable. 1 hr 0
20 Advanced Dagger

Modius von Mergentheim -----Class Canceled------

21 Longsword of Fiore dei Liberi, Part I: Biomechanics

Brian Thornbird The class will focus on foundational elements of Italian Longsword, including key biomechanical principles of balance, stance, footwork, turns, and the unarmed poste. We will engage in a little hand to hand work with open hand, dagger, and staff in preparation for Part II. Wear comfortable clothing, flat-soled shoes are preferred (turning is hard in tennis shoes). Gloves are recommended but not required. 3 hrs 0
22 Longsword of Fiore dei Liberi, Part II: Longsword Poste, Attacks & Fundamentals of Defense

Brian Thornbird Building on the biomechanical principles explored in Part I, the class will focus intensively on the application of Fiore's segno principles using the medieval longsword. We will cover Fiore's 12 core poste, principles of striking, cutting & thrusting, and some elements of defense. In the last forty minutes students will have the chance to apply the principles under combat condition provided that they are in requisite armour (ie, armed for sidesword encounters per Ansteorran rules). Bring a medieval long- or bastard sword in metal or wood, a mask (minimum) or helmet (recommended), and gloves (minimum) or gauntlets (recommended). Quilted body defenses also recommended, along with smooth-soled shoes or boots. 3 hrs 0
23 Spada e Cappa: Cape Technique of the Italian Masters, 1531-1653.

Balthasar Charon The combative use of the cape, or cloak, is certainly to be numbered among the most distinctive, and least understood of late period fighting techniques. It was a predominantly Italian phenomenon, and an extensive literature on its use survives among the Italian fencing treatises of the 16th and 17th centuries. By practicing the techniques described in a number of these we will derive common themes on the historically accurate and effective use of the sword and cloak. Class includes lecture and full-contact drills. Students must be authorized rapier fighters with at least an intermediate degree of experience with the single sword. Familiarity with basic Italian fencing theory and terminology is helpful, but not essential. Students will need to bring complete rapier armor, as well as a sword (schlaeger or heavier) and cape or cape-like object (e.g. trench-coat). NOTE: the bigger and heavier the cape, the better—a half-circle of heavy fabric of waist length AT A MINIMUM, up to a full floor-length cloak. 2 hrs

24 The Evolution of Italian Swordplay in the 16th Century.

Balthasar Charon This class will trace the development of Italian civilian swordplay in the 16th century, from the cut and thrust style of the 1530's through the thrust-dominated rapier form that emerges at the end of our period. We will do so by examining the highlights of styles from specific treatises in chronological order, and placing them in a larger historical context. Lecture 2 hrs

25 Basic Sword and Buckler of Manciolino (“sidesword”)

Balthasar Charon -----Class Canceled------

26 Offline motion in SCA rapier, defense and offense (2 hours)

Balthasar Charon -----Class Canceled------

27 Military Science of 16th Century Western Europe, Part 1 – field engagements

Balthasar Charon -----Class Canceled------

28 Military Science of 16th Century Western Europe, Part 2 – siege actions, naval warfare

Balthasar Charon -----Class Canceled------

29 Developing a More Period Fighting Style / Pitfalls of Period Research

Robin of Gilwell This class is a professional researcher's examination of the possible pitfalls in period fencing research, and how to avoid them. It will end with a *very* basic description of the basics of sixteenth century styles, and how to begin incorporating them into your fights. Indoor research class. Armor and weapons are not needed. 1 hr 0
30 Interkingdom anthropology (fighting)

Robert MacPharland Discussion type class with the purpose of going over variations in kingdom rules and conventions, to include not only in-kingdom events but also inter-kingdom wars. Goal - to reach a clearer understanding of how each of our groups views certain parts of our activity and perhaps clear up some misconceptions and bring us one step closer to the same page. Prerequisites: only an open mind to consider other possibilities. Equipment needed: comfy chair. 2 hrs none
31 Interkingdom anthropology (culture)

Robin of Gilwell A Round Table discussion comparing the cultures of the various kingdoms and rapier communities. Topics will include awards, relationships with the Crown, peerages and populace, respect, royalism vs. populism, event styles, etc. The purpose of this discussion is *not* to determine which ways are better, but to understand the different situations in the various kingdoms. Indoor discussion; no equipment needed. 1 hr 0
32 “Triall of Battell” and “Affray and Murther”: History of English Judicial and Extrajudicial Dueling from the Eleventh Century to the Present

Serena Lascelles Countering the popular mythologies about dueling that have resulted from people watching too many “Three Musketeers” movies, this lecture class will be an outline of the history of dueling in England, from its Norman importation as a judicial proceeding through its degeneration in the Renaissance into “private revenge” as promulgated by the importation of Continental, especially Italian, philosophies of honor. Among the issues to be discussed are: why dueling, either judicial or extrajudicial, was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent; the opposition of the Church to dueling, even judicial dueling; how English law could approve of judicial dueling and consider “private revenge” to be affray or murder; the influence of foreign philosophies; what legal and social measures were recommended for suppressing illegal dueling; and the ultimate fate in law of judicial and extrajudicial dueling. Portions of this lecture are based on the instructor's paper (publication pending), "“Revenge Belongeth to the Magistrate”: Dueling and the Law in the Reign of James I of England", winner of the undergraduate division of the 2002 E.C. Barksdale Essays in History contest, sponsored by the Omicron Kappa chapter (University of Texas at Arlington) of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. (As this class presents preliminary research for a proposed doctoral dissertation, there will be neither a handout in class nor a paper in the KWAR Proceedings.) indoor lecture, no weaponry needed; as there is no handout, note-taking supplies are recommended 2hrs 0 no limit
33 Inspiring and Recruiting

Iolo FitzOwen -----Class Canceled------

34 Fabris

Brian Mac Brand Salvatore Fabris was a talented and learned middle-class individual who earned his way to fame, fortune and perhaps even knighthood through excellence in his science: the science of the rapier. Fabris' scientific approach to the rapier gives us a true, complete martial art system, and in order to become proficient in it, one must equally master the techniques and understand the theory and the raison d'etre in their precise tactical context. The Scienza is the most complete manual because of its length (260+ pages), the accuracy and originality of its illustrations. This class will discuss the very basics of this system and drill to learn and practice these basics to give a basis for future study. Familiarity with basic rapier play required. Need to bring rapier (preferably longer style) and SCA armor. 1 hr none  
35 Infighting 201: How to get into your opponent's shorts without losing your head

Lady Constanza de Talavera -----Class Canceled------ 1 hr 0
36 Poetry of the Elizabethan Courtier

Antonia Bianca Santiago da Lagos An overview of the role of poetry in the lives of Elizabethan courtiers. Lecture; no equipment needed. 1 hr 0
37 Teaching Styles

Delphina des Champeaux This is an hour lecture/discussion class that needs no prior experience. The focus of this class is to help you be more confident and effective while teaching. Teaching is an important part of the success of the SCA, we are encouraged to share what we know with others but there are few classes that focus on how to transfer the knowledge to another. This class will help fill that void. We will go over such topics as how most people learn, how to give a critique so that others will be encouraged rather than run off, how best to present the material and different grouping techniques. This class will end with a round table style discussion about teaching and what fears some new teachers face. Lecture/discussion 1 hr There are no fees for this class but donations will be accepted to help cover the printing cost for the handout.
38 Does Size Matter or Fighting with Different Length Blades?

Ryan Dollas The class will discuss and teach the advantages/disadvantages of using different length blades. The myths and facts associated with the different lengths of blades will also be discussed. This will be a hands on class with some sparring. Students can be of any level. They should come ready to fight and bring any blades they might have questions about. discussion/hands-on/sparring 1 hr none none
39 Secondaries Other Than Buckler or Dagger

Ryan Dollas This class will discuss fighting with secondaries like cloaks, canes, and anything else out of the ordinary. Fighting against unusual combinations. How to determine if an item can be used effectively as a secondary. Class will be hands on with some sparring. Students can be of any level. They should come ready to fight and bring any secondaries they have. Some loaner gear will be available. discussion/hands-on/sparring 1 hr none none
40 What Does It Mean to Be a DWS?

Ryan Dollas Open forum discussion on being a White Scarf. Including, but not limited to, how to start down the path towards possibly achieving the award. What is expected of a DWS. What not to do. discussion 1-2 hr

41 What Is a Cadet?

Brian macCael A led discussion on the nature, existence, promulgation, proliferation, and continuance of the most nebulous and ill-defined concept within the Current Middle Ages — the Cadet. Topics addressed will include, but not be limited to, the Don/Cadet relationship, choosing a Don, choosing a Cadet, the care and feeding of a Cadet (or Don), expectations and responsibilities, what it means to be a “Cadet.” The class will address a broad-based audience, with newcomers and those more experienced alike able to gain some insight and understanding into the issue through an open discussion of ideas, beliefs, myths, and thought-provoking questions. discussion 1 hr none
42 Common and Serious Rapier Injuries: a review and roundtable discussion

Ly. Margalit Medicus This class will review both common and uncommon, but serious, rapier-related injuries based on data collected in Northshield and Midrealm, as well as modern fencing. There will be a roundtable discussion of intrakingdom experiences with rapier injuries, prevention strategies and “Ask the Physician” question and answer session. The instructor is the Northshield Principality Chirurgeon and a family practice physician at the University of Minnesota (as well as an experienced rapier fighter). Discussion/round table 1-2 hr $1 to cover handouts (on heat injuries, concussions, warm-up exercises, etc). none
43 Stance and Movement

Ly. Margalit Medicus This class will explore how to fit your stance, grip and movement styles to your individual body mechanics, including body shape, size, speed and joint issues. It will include a little lecture, demonstrations and lots of one on one work with the instructor. While period stances will be reviewed, this is not a class in period styles. Great for beginners, fighters with joint problems/health concerns and intermediate fighters looking for a change. Bring single rapier; off-hand items (dagger, buckler) can be brought if desired. 1 hr none 10
44 Four Aspects of Period Swordplay

Ld. Corvin di Fenarro How Measure, Time, Tempo, and Forte are used by Italian Masters such as Capo Ferro and Giganti. Lecture/Demonstration. Understanding of the teachings of Capo Ferro and/or Giganti, or other Italian Masters, would be helpful, but not mandatory. 1 hr none none
45 Research and Translation of Period Texts

Gabriela d'Avila The class focuses specifically on researching and translating period fencing texts, but the challenges and issues raised apply to research and translation in multiple topics. She will raise questions that a researcher and translator should consider, such as word choice, selective non-translation of terminology, and translating into modern or period terminology. A handout will be provided with information about possible resources and other information. Lecture and discussion. 1 hr

46 Rapier Demos

Ansgar von Aachen A discussion on rapier demos, what works and what doesn't. Additionally, there will be discussion on customizing a demo to its intended audience. Other topics will include ways to get the audience involved in the demo. Discussion 1 hr none none
47 The Arte of Deception in the Arte of Defence

John Malkin aMalkin This being a class in a different and coherent way of looking at the techniques of deception or fooling your opponent during a bout. Concepts from prestidigitation (stage magic) as well as human perception will be used to look at old and new techniques in different ways. There will also be time for your favorite “tricks” to share with others. This is a class for any level of rapier fighter. Armor will not be required as there will be no actual fighting, but blades are recommended for examples. 1 hr none 30
48 Two Dances from the Gresley Manuscripts

HL Myfanwy ferch Eifion We will be learning 2 dances from the Gresley manuscripts that were written around 1500 in England. There are no prerequisites in knowledge of dancing; all steps will be taught in class. 1 hr none none
49 Grace Under Fire - Posture and Balance for Footwork

Ari Uisnigh The key to good fencing and good dancing is balance, and the ability to move your feet without tripping on them. This class is for fencers and non-fencers, and contains instruction and excercises to improve the student's balance and footing. We will cover basic warm up excercises, posture improvement techniques, flexibility, movement basics, and some of the more common mistakes that can lead to injury. Armor is not required, but can be analyzed with the student for potential gaps in coverage or movement restriction issues caused by the armor. This is a physical class, bring water. Students will be required to be very active. No skirts please (so that stance may be viewed). Loose fitting pants and good shoes (need traction) are a must. 2 hrs none 10-15
50 Distilled Saviolo

Conor Drummond This class will cover basic rapier combat as taught by Master Saviolo. We will cover basic tenets and theory of Saviolo. The student will leave the class with a good foundation in Saviolo¹s style and how he differs from other contemporary Masters. This is a part lecture/part hands on class. Students should have basic awareness of range and movement. Students should bring armor and sword, preferably a heavy rapier (Del Tin, Hanwei, etc). 1 hr none
51 Stretching for the Rapier Fighter

Conor Drummond This class will cover basic stretching for the rapier fighter, why we need to stretch and what we need to stretch. I will be teaching stretches from aikido and kinjitsu as well as some yoga. There are no prerequisites. Students should wear comfortable clothing. 1 hr none
52 Buckler 101

Conor Drummond This class will cover basic buckler as used in the SCA. We will cover different styles of bucklers and their relative advantages and disadvantages. Student will leave the class with a solid foundation on buckler types, buckler drills and offensive and defensive uses. This is a part lecture/part hands on class. Students should bring armor and sword. 1 hr none
53 Rapier Philosophy

Henri Molineaux Not a "hands-on" class on fighting a specific style, weapon combination, etc. This a class on looking at how and why we do the things we do, and offering a different outlook. "Practical demonstrations" are kept to the minimum as the focus is more on the mental than the physical. Views on drills, patterns, feints, the unconscious and the conscious mind during combat are just some of the topics presented. No prerequisites. Beginner - Advanced are welcome. However, a basic experience in fighting Rapier is recommended. 1.5 hrs none 20-30
54 History of SCA Rapier

Tivar Moondragon Where were the first rapier bouts fought? What is the origin of the White Scarf? Did they really make daggers out of rattan? (Didn’t that hurt?) How did the White Scarf Treaty come to be? Come and learn the answers to these, and many other questions, from someone who was there for most of it. Lecture, no equipment needed. 1 hr none none
55 What Does Your Kit Say About Your Persona?

Benedict Ashton -----Class Canceled------ Lesture/discussion; no equipment needed. 1 hr none none
56 Cinquedea- sword? dagger? fencing trowel? You pick!

Brian Mac Brand The cinquedea was a very popular dagger in northern Italy from the mid 15th to the mid 16th century. Very little is known about its use other than what can be inferred from its stature and the fencing of the period. The Cinquedea can be found from a blade length of 8 inches to a sword length blade of 30 inches but is most commonly found in the 12-18 inch range. The class will focus on a derived system of combat for this weapon based upon period teaching both before and after the period of use of this weapon This is a hands-on course designed to introduce the student to this unique and devastating weapon of self defense. Training blades will be provided as will some padded weapons for actual combat. bring fencing mask and basic armor, plus street hockey gloves if possible, but not necessary. 2 hrs none
57 Field Heraldry

Pegasus Devona, Liam McSweany What Is Field Heraldry: Field heralds are a walking PA system. On the field of combat, the Herald calls the combatants to the field, announces who will fight whom, and then who has won, as well as making any tangential announcements that may be needed. The other main duty of a field herald is hourly announcements and morning wake up call. These are easy to do and greatly appreciated if you want to volunteer at an event. Nothing special is required for this class, beyond a writing tool and something to write on.
1 hr none
58 Late Period Outerwear

Kate Maunsel The late period persona has many options for outerwear. We will take a look at some of the styles of coats, cloaks and cassocks available from period sources. Lecture/discussion; no equipment needed.
1 hr none
59 Teaching the “New” Rapier Fighter

Percy Aldridge This class is meant to be a discussion of how to teach new fighters, with new being interpreted as “new to your practice.” This could be someone who has no experience, or it could be someone with 15 years of SCA rapier fighting under their belt; they're still new to you. We will discuss how to assess the new fighter, including key items that will help guide you in how best to begin or continue their training. Lecture; no equipment needed. Prerequisites: an interest in teaching, and intermediate or higher fighting skill.
1 hr none
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