Weapon Details

 
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LONGSWORD

COURTENAY, CAMPBELL RIVER

This two-handed, double-edged sword was primarily used as a side-arm by knights and nobility during the late-middle ages. We practice longsword techniques from the Joachim Meyer (German) tradition.

This class will challenge the coordination of your mind and body! You’ll also be able to improve your overall strength and fitness at your own pace. Sparring is encouraged to hone your martial skills and, when you’re ready, you may compete on our behalf in tournaments around the province and North America!

With a broad range of techniques and its popularly in most clubs, training in the longsword is a great way to get started in Historical European Martial Arts.

 
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SINGLESTICK

COURTENAY

Based primarily on the English traditions, this single-handed weapon training is fast and fun!

Singlestick is a relatively simple training weapon, inspired by the single-handed, single-edged cut and thrust swords of the pre-modern era. Think cutlass, broadsword, and sabre. It was practiced primarily by gentlemen and members of the English/Scottish military.

This class offers a fairly easy introduction to single-handed weapons. The singlestick is quick and stings when it hits - an excellent way to learn not to get hit! Singlestick is also a great way to get into sparring because it requires less safety equipment.

Training in the singlestick is a great way to get started in Historical European Martial Arts.

 
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DAGGER

COURTENAY

Based primarily on the Joachim Meyer (German) traditions, this weapon training includes a fair amount of techniques similar to self-defence like grappling and throwing. Though the context is ancient warfare and self-defence, so you’ll be better prepared for the back alleys and battlefields of the 1500’s than the modern era!

The Rondel dagger is primarily used as a thrusting weapon of last resort for self-defence or to finish a heavily armoured knight. It was carried on the right hip and wielded like an ice-pick.

Training in the dagger is a great way to expand and compliment your knowledge and skills in the Historical European Martial Arts.

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RAPIER

This single-handed, double-edged sword was primarily used as a side-arm during the Renaissance. We practice rapier techniques from the Joachim Meyer (German) and Italian traditions.

The rapier is deceptively heavy, while being expectedly nimble. This class will challenge your arm, back, and leg strength as you hold the 2-3 lbs weight out in front of you and lunge at your opponent! Sparring is encouraged to hone your martial skills and when you’re ready, you may compete on our behalf in tournaments around the province and North America!

The rapier is a great way to add depth to your Historical European Martial Arts portfolio, but it’s recommended to start with the singlestick or longsword before training rapier! We are currently only offering Rapier as special workshops.

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