Take a five-week tour of Western martial arts and HEMA with some of the most recognized historical fencing instructors in North America - without leaving the comfort of your own home! This program will provide newcomers and experienced practitioners alike with a sample not just of sword fighting styles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, but also with a chance to train with five different instructors, each presenting a 90-minute program focusing on one of their speciality techniques. In this sampler you will experience:
July 11, 2020
Medieval sword-and-buckler (I.33) with Sean W. Hayes of the Northwest Fencing Academy;
July 18, 2020
Italian longsword (armizare) with Greg Mele of the Chicago Swordplay Guild;
July 25, 2020
Mounted sword fighting (rossfechten) with JM Landels, founder of Academie Cavallo, a the sister school of Academie Duello - Centre for Swordplay, which focuses on rossfechten
August 1, 2020
Armored combat (harniessfechten) with Scott Farrell of Chivalry Today's San Diego Longsword program;
August 8, 2020
Bolognese side sword (rapier) with Devon Boorman, founder of Academie Duello - Centre for Swordplay.
No prior experience in any of these historical fencing styles is necessary to participate.