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Throughout history knights and men-at-arms have handled swords. Most strove to be persons of honour, loyalty, and chivalric character because they often had to uphold law and order. Course attendants will train honorably in the safe handling and fair usage of the European Medieval Broadsword and the Japanese Katana Longsword. Basic sword and shield tactics and formations will also be introduced. Training consists of fundamental parrys and strikes, hold counters and take-downs all related to true swordhandling. Chainmaille shirts and helms will be on hand. This is an ideal workshop for medieval and martial enthusiasts, for its fitness and discipline applications, or simply for those who would like to perhaps try on some armour and learn how to correctly handle a true sword for a spell. Respect, courtesy, and self control are strict requirements for the attendee. One wood practice sword is required to begin course. It is available through the instructor on site for $35.
For ages 14 and older. One wooden practice sword required. Cost: $35.00. The last class is from 7:00 - 9:30 pm.