Beginner’s Courses

His­to­rical Fencing basic cour­ses 24 August - 3 October2021
Luis­ka­tie 8, Helsinki
Price 50€ (35€ students)
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SHMS (Suo­men His­to­rial­li­sen Miek­kai­lun Seu­ra ry) offers basic cour­ses in his­to­rical fencing in August. We offer begin­ner cour­ses in Longsword, Rapier, Sabre and Sword & Buckler. The fee for the cour­se is 50€ (35€ stu­dents) and you can attend the cour­ses you want - one, two or all of them. You can join the clas­ses even if you miss first week. If you want to start after the second week, plea­se con­tact SHMS via email.

Whe­ne­ver weat­her per­mits, prac­ti­se takes place out­si­de next to the sal­le. If weat­her does not allow for out­doors prac­ti­se, prac­ti­se will take place indoors. We recom­mend face masks Inside.

 Longsword begin­ners cour­se 24 August - 28 September
Tues­days 18:00-19:00
You can also join regu­lar fio­re clas­ses on Tues­days 19:00-20:00 and Thurs­days 18:00-19:00.
Longsword cour­se teac­hes Ita­lian longsword- and dag­ger figh­ting basics, as Fio­re dei Libe­ri demon­stra­tes in his book: Il Fio­re De Bat­taglia (1410).

Rapier begin­ners cour­se 25 August - 29 September
on Wed­nes­days 18:00-19:30.
On Rapier Beginner’s Cour­se you will learn the basics of Ita­lian Rapier accor­ding to Grand Simu­lac­ra, writ­ten by Rido­fo Capo Fer­ro in 1610.

Sabre begin­ners cour­se 26 August - 30 September
Thurs­days 19:30-20:30.
On the begin­ners’ cour­se you will learn the basics of mili­ta­ry sabre accor­ding to Char­les Roworth’s The Art of Defence on Foot with Broad Sword and Sabre (1804).

 Sword and Buckler begin­ners’ cour­se 29 August - 3 October
Sun­days 12:00-14:00.
Sword and Buckler begin­ners’ cour­se teac­hes the basics of figh­ting with sword and buckler. This inclu­des basic stances, footwork, attac­king and defen­ding with side sword and buckler. The cour­se inclu­des drills from Roy­al Armo­ry Manusc­ript I.33 (c.a. 1300 - 1320) and will pre­pa­re stu­dents to progress into spar­ring and freeplay.

You will need out/indoor sports atti­re and it is advi­sable to have a pair of glo­ves and a water bott­le. We’ll pro­vi­de all other neces­sa­ry equip­ment. Clas­ses are in fin­nish or english, depen­ding on par­tici­pants needs.

Plea­se remem­ber basic health recom­men­da­tions and do not attend trai­ning sick or if you have symptoms.

If the cour­ses are cancel­led due public aut­ho­ri­ty regu­la­tion, paid cour­se fees are valid for next begin­ners courses.