Disciplines We Practise

Every discipline we practise derives from an authentic historical source - often a manual, a treatise, or a manuscript.

About

This discipline involves studying Capo Ferro's "Gran Simulacro dell'Arte e dell'Uso della Scherma" fencing manual to interpret how to fight using a rapier as they would in 17th-century Italy.

What to Expect

This is an on-going discipline and has no "beginner's section" - however, the basics are easy to pick up! Every week we continue through different plays to make with the rapier on its own, swiftly followed by using both the rapier and dagger in combination!

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Sam Ackroyd
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About

This discipline involves the study and practice of Joachim Meyer's longsword, specifically the section from his 1570 manuscript as translated in The Art of Combat by Jeffrey L. Forgeng.

What to Expect

This discipline is for those who have already gotten to grips with the basics of Meyer's longsword, and includes the more advanced guards, cuts, handworks, and devices.

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Instructor(s):

Sam Ackroyd
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