|Title:||Beginner Italian Dueling Saber & Dueling Sword|
|Date:||8/21/2022 - 9/25/2022|
|Address:||Mary flynn Murphy dance studio, 730 Broadway|
|Hours:||11:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Cost/Cover:||Standard Rate (Single Class) $22.50|
|Details:||Are you read to learn the Art of the Duel? This is a two-hour, once per week study group for those interested in Italian classical fencing using the dueling saber and dueling sword (smallsword).|
This class is perfect for anyone looking to live out their Regency-, Napoleonic-, Victorian-era fencing, or Zorro swashbuckling fantasies. It's also a great way to get some exercise that works both your mind and body. Learn how to move and swordfight, and have fun doing it! No prior fencing experience is necessary!
GOT QUESTIONS? Email Justin at email@example.com.
ABOUT THE WEAPONS
The Dueling Sword (or Italian Smallsword) is what the rapier evolved into in Italy. It held on to many of the aesthetics of the rapier but became lighter, shorter, and faster. Much like the French smallsword, the Italian Dueling Sword was built to thrust and was a civilian weapon used in duels.
The Dueling Saber is a curved weapon built for both cutting and thrusting. It was both a military weapon used by cavalry during the 19th Century as well as a civilian weapon used in private duels.
ABOUT THE CLASS
Class will be broken up into two halves. The first half will focus on the dueling sword and the second half on the saber.
Class will include a warmup, fencing games, and technical & tactical drills. This is a beginner-level class and no prior fencing experience is necessary!
This class/study group will take place at Mary Flynn Murphy Dance Studio on Sunday mornings from 11am-1pm.
Drop-ins from other HEMA schools and SCA groups are welcomed! Just get in touch with us ahead of time so we can expect you (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to make sure we have any gear you may need.
PARKING: There is meter-parking all along Broadway near the studio (meters run until 8pm). Side streets are resident-only, but are open to students on Sundays. Free 2hr parking is a couple of blocks in either direction from the studio, if you don't mind walking a little.
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Proof of vax status may be requested before or at class.
Students will need a fencing mask, gorget, a saber (sport saber or dueling saber with blunted tip), an Italian foil or dueling sword/smallsword, a rigid chest protector, an underarm plastron, and comfortable athletic clothing.
Additional recommended gear is rigid chest and/or groin protection, padded gloves, and a fencing jacket (HEMA 350, USFA, or SCA equivalent).
Loaner gear is available but limited, so please get in touch ahead of time if you'll need anything.
CLASS CODE OF CONDUCT
This is primarily a beginner level study group. No prior fencing experience is necessary but is helpful.
Also please bring any drinks and/or snacks you'll need during class!
|Event is:||Every Sun|