Beginner’s Classes for historical fencing
Price: 50€ (35 euros for students and unemployed). Free for students whom have paid training fees. Price covers all beginner’s course , so one fee covers all of our training sessions.
First lesson is free. After first lesson you can decide if you continue on class and pay the participation fee. You can still participate, even if you miss the first class. If you are interested in beginning historical fencing, but the time schedule is not suitable for you or you are interested in getting started at once, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginner’s course fee also covers the first year Suomen Histrioallisen Miekkailun Seuran association membership fee.
Place: SHMS Salle, Luiskatie 8, Helsinki
Schedule for autumn beginner’s courses are as follows:
Longsword: 1.9.2020 – 24.9.2020, Tuesdays 18:00 – 19:30, Thursdays 18:00 – 19:30
Sabre: 3.9.2020 – 24.9.2020, Thursdays, 19:30 – 20:30
Sword and Buckler: 6.9.2020 – 18.10.2020, Sundays 12:00 – 14:00
Beginner’s Class for Rapier is omitted from Autumn 2020 lesson plan, but during the beginner’s class duration, beginners are encouraged also to participate to rapier classes 18:00 – 19:30
It would be advisable, and preferable to sign up to beginner’s classes with email to email@example.com, but you can also just show-up and participate, if class has room available.
Beginner’s course contents:
Longsword teaches Italian Longsword- and dagger fighting basics, as Fiore dei Liberi demonstrates in his book: Il Fiore De Battaglia (1410). Tuesday’s lessons cover basics and on Thursdays you can apply Tuesday’s lessons with more advanced students.
Sabre classes teaches The Art of Defence on Foot with Broad Sword and Sabre, written 1804 by Charles Roworth.
Sword and Buckler teaches basics of fighting with a side sword and a small shield (buckler). Class syllabus is Roayl Armories I.33 (c.a. 1300-1320), which prepares the student for sparring and freeplay.
Rapier syllabus bases on Ridolfo Capoferros’ “Gran Simulacro dell’arte e dell’uso della Scherma”, or “Great Representation of the Art and Use of Fencing”, from 1610. The class also draws material from Capoferro’s contemporary masters such as Salvator Fabris and Nicoletto Giganti.
All you need is indoor sports attire, and it is advisable to have a pair of your own gloves, and a drinking bottle of your own. Our attire consists of black tracksuit pants, white t-shirt, and indoor sports shoes. Due to special circumstances, we also expect the trainee to have their own gloves: Work-, gardening, or just any basic gloves.
Our salle has other gear at student’s disposal. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we’ll issue designated masks at first class.