In this class, we explore the use of the Singlestick - a rattan stick (like bamboo) with a leather basket to protect the hand. It’s an excellent training tool and analog for Scottish Backsword, Sabre, or Cutlass. We’ll also dive into Dussack, a training weapon for Messer/Falchion, and all other single handed swords. Eventually, we’ll explore Sabre as well.
In this class, we target sword-fighting fundamentals and fitness. Footwork, cuts, parries, voids, and yes - the option to spar! Come and challenge the coordination of your mind and body, while wielding a sword!
No martial arts experience necessary! HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) is not your typical martial art - we learn to fight with blunt weapons and always with appropriate safety gear (as we all have day jobs that require fingers and toes).
Drop-in: $20 + GST; 10-pass: $175 + GST.
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