Mondays & Thursdays
7:00 - 8:00 pm
547 Jones Ave, Salida, CO 81201
The European longsword was one of the most popular weapons throughout the continent for nearly 200 years. Likewise, it is one of the most popular weapons trained in Historical Fencing today. The bulk of surviving historical sources concentrate on its use.
This course will expose you to the history and function of the weapon, and the sources from which we study its use. You will learn how to move the sword and your body around fluidly, and the basic strikes and defenses of the sword. At the end of the class, you should be able to defend yourself and threaten back an uncooperative opponent in sparring.
The course runs 6 weeks, meeting twice a week.
Currently limited to fencers 16 years and older.