Spanish Rapier vs Backsword

La Verdadera Destreza and the Scottish broadsword coexisted for centuries, but how would practitioners of one system fight against the other? In this class we will explore how two swordsmen wielding two such dissimilar weapons would use their own understanding of the art and science of fencing to to gain advantage over one another, using different views of the use of cuts, thrusts and angular movement to maximize their advantages and overcome an opponent schooled in a foreign style of swordsmanship, through proper use of techniques and tactics in accord with their own preferred system.
Requirements: A rapier, sidesword, backsword or single stick, fencing mask, glove and jacket.

18th/19th Century 2019 Renaissance Martial Arts Sword
Location: Savoy Date: August 3, 2019 Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Maestro Antone Blair Stephen Kilbane