Introduction to Historical Fencing 15 May - 6 June 2021
Luiskatie 8, Helsinki
Price 50€ (35€ students)
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SHMS (Suomen Historiallisen Miekkailun Seura ry) offers an 4 week introductory period in May at a special price. During the introduction we organize beginner courses in Longsword, Rapier, Sabre and Sword & Buckler. The fee for the entire month is 50€ and you can attend the courses you want - one, two or all of them. You can join classes even if you miss first week.
Whenever weather permits, practise takes place outside next to the salle. If weather does not allow for outdoors practise, practise will take place indoors. Inside we use face masks.
Longsword beginners course on Tuesdays 18:00-19:30 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 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 on 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 on 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.