Intermediate Test-Cutting with the Longsword

Methods of increasing complexity in test-cutting practice while maintaining martial applicability. This workshop is designed for those who have experience test-cutting and are confident in their fundamentals. It will begin with an exploration of different methods of both increasing the challenge of basic test cutting, as well as giving due consideration to combative realities, including […]

Fighting Without Control

An intermediary to advanced class on fighting with a Scottish broadsword or saber. Students will be shown a few drills and exercises aimed at helping them perfect the principles behind feints, collapsing defense, and control of distance in combat. Exercises will include provoking an opponent’s collapse, working at maximum distance, breaking tempo and setting up […]