Leckuchner 101 (The use of the Langes Messer)

This class will cover the fundamental positions, cuts, and footwork of Leckuchner’s Messer. By the end of the class, participants will feel that they have a grasp of how to fight with a messer. Required Equipment: None Skill Level: Beginner

HEMA History: Duels, Tournaments, Self-Defense and More!

This presentation covers the context of Historical European Martial Arts and is based off Richard Marsden’s book. Learn the ‘why’ behind the HEMA to better understand and teach it. Learn about why people dueled and the legal and social aspects of it. Examples of dueling culture as well as anecdotes and examples of duels throughout […]

Fiore de Liberi Introduction: Longsword, Dagger, and More!

Fiore de Liberi’s Flower of Battle is a 15th century martial art that includes the use of the sword, wrestling, dagger, and more! Richard Marsden will go over the history, context and basic techniques of the system. Great for those new to Fiore or those who want to teach it (Marsden will always promote experienced […]


The staff or just a strong stick is, along with the rock, the oldest weapon. Used since the Stone Age, it has persisted until the 20th century.   In Europe, staff weapons, AKA polearms, were popular weapons for the military from the 12th to the 17th centuries.   In previous centuries, it was a common […]