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Medieval Swordsmanship for Beginners

Medieval Sword Fencing like its 1399! Learn the Art of Knightly fencing techniques using balance, footwork, and six beginner cuts. Bring your trainer sword, LARP sword, Lightsaber, PVC pipe, wood sword, or even French grip epee.
Coach Nate
12 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 5 learners
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55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

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Class Experience

1. Practice correct stance.
2. Practice Passing Steps.
3. Demonstrate 6 basic cuts using shoulder, elbow, and wrist in unison.
4. Practice keeping the edge aligned toward the target.
5. Combine steps with cuts.
METAL SWORDS ARE FORBIDDEN IN CLASS, especially sharp swords (with the exception of olympic fencing swords with appropriately safe tips) RECOMMENDED SWORDS: One handed medieval style LARP Sword Rattan stick between 24 and 30 inches in length Trainer sword waster Rubber medieval style training dagger PEX or PVC pipe sword (one handed) Boffer sword Lightsaber Water bottle Comfortable clothing for vigorous activity
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Note to Parents: Even light swords will feel heavy during class. Do not select a sword which exceeds over one pound unless student is over 13 years old and physically strong. This is a P.E. class with lots of clear space needed. Students will be swinging swords in this class while taking steps. Please make sure the classroom area is free of obstructions (ie. tables, tv, appliances, ceiling fans, light bulbs, pets, siblings, etc.) and that the sword in use is either not long enough to hit the ceiling or the ceiling is high enough so your student can focus on technique without hitting it. Also note METAL SWORDS ARE FORBIDDEN IN CLASS, especially sharp swords with the exception of olympic fencing swords with appropriately safe tips. As per the description, any object which can be a safe analog to a real sword is appropriate in class including but not limited to Nerf sword, LARP sword, wooden stick, lightsaber, pvc or PEX pipe, non metallic training dagger, sword waster (made for specific sword training) or indoor sword trainer. Even "knife hands" are acceptable in the beginners class. Because this training takes place most likely indoors a short version of a one handed sword is best. Less than 30 inches or 76 cm is recommended.


Coach NateHistorical fencing coach encouraging students a lifetime of joyful activity.
12 total reviews
10 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschoolers!

1.My name is Coach Nate and I love to teach everyone the rich tradition of European Historical Fencing. Not to be confused with Olympic or Sports Fencing, Historical Fencing offers close to 700 years of varied martial arts... 
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