The art of single-handed swords

Guy Windsor will teach a 5 hour system-agnostic single-handed swords seminar on Sunday 21 November, 2021 at 11-17. The seminar will focus on their universal attributes (point control, use of the thrust, footwork etc). Content translates to a variety of one handed weapons, including sabre, rapier and smallsword. The seminar is suitable for beginners and more experienced fencers alike. Teaching is in English.

Time: Jakomäki Salle 21 November, 2021 at 11-17. There will be one hour lunch break.

Location: SHMS salle in Jakomäki, Luiskatie 8, Helsinki

Price: 60€ (50€ for members)

Payment: due by 15.11., account number FI53 1015 3000 2149 03 / SHMS ry – please use the reference “seminaari” when paying. 

In Edenred, Smartum, ePassi or Eazybreak, direct payments to Suomen Historiallisen miekkailun seura. Please send a receipt of payment by email if you pay with sport vouchers.

Sign up:

The number of participants is limited. 

Equipment: SHMS has some swords and fencing masks to loan, but bringing your own equipment is advised.

About Guy Windsor

Guy Windsor teaches medieval and Renaissance Italian martial arts and has a PhD in recreating historical martial arts. He founded The School of European Swordsmanship in 2001 and has been teaching professionally ever since. He has published numerous books on historical martial arts and runs a popular podcast called The Sword Guy. – Find out more at