Sword Fighting: Medieval Martial Arts

Sat, 09 Dec 2017

Preston Market

1.00pm until 2.15pm


Have a go at old-fashioned sword fighting and learn about the different types of martial arts in Europe, and the different contexts they were used in.

We will learn a bit about the history of sword fighting, and what movies and TV get wrong about European combat. Find out about the differences between longswords, arming swords, rapiers, and greatswords. Learn a couple of techniques and experiment with foam swords. This class will be a mix of theory and practice and afterwards you should be able to strike and parry with a sword and know when a sword fight is good and bad.