Movement patterns with sword, dagger and cloak

In this class, we will be looking at a series of actions or movement patterns that are shared across the three weapon combinations described by Bolognese fencing master Giovanni Dall’Agocchie: sword, sword and dagger and sword and cloak. While his treatise can seem overwhelming at first due to the sheer number of defensive and offensive actions he describes, there are a handful that repeat throughout, which vary somewhat depending on which weapon(s) is in hand. Students will learn some of these essential actions and how to apply them with each weapon combination, which can applied to other secondary weapons not described in the treatise as well.

Location: Laughlin II Date: July 23, 2022 Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Beau Brock