Single Rapier Sparring 25.06.15

Some single rapier sparring at our Thursday night class at Frimley Green in Surrey. We’ve been working on moving off line and manoeuvring, as well as fundamentals of engaging the blade

Cavalcabo’s fencing treatise

Available for some time as an Ebook, Cavalcabo’s treatise on fencing is now available in print here. Originally, I had not intended to publish in this format, but a number of you have expressed an interest. Available from the same site is ‘The Sword of Combat’, who is, shall we say, straight to the point on the matter of sword …

Tournaments

Tournaments are a major feature of Historical European Martial Arts, offering competitors one way in which chance to try their skills out against opponents in an adrenalin-filled, if controlled environment. Tournaments follow various formats and in this article I will sketch out the broad format used in competitions as I have experienced at Swordfish, the Nordic League, ILHG and other …