Defending with Art

Killing the opponent was not always an option. Sometimes a bleeding head wound or the shame of defeat was enough to stop the fight. In this class we will be looking at a variety of techniques applicable with the messer, some of which involve disarming the opposition.

The ability to display such mastery is a valuable skill to have, especially in reference to laws which prohibited injury among the people of the Medieval Era.

From prize fights to choreographed performances to duels between disgruntled noblemen, non-lethal techniques were paramount to many aspects of fencing. This class aims to impart the students with techniques that focus on feats of mastery over lethal ones.

Required equipment: Mask, light gloves, and some type of messer/equivalent trainer.

Location: 3 (Main Field, Lanes 5&6) Date: September 28, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Kristopher Micozzi Ryan Zukowski