Intro to Medieval Longsword Fencing
4-week training program
Join Chivalry Today/San Diego Longsword’s historical fencing team for a four-week workshop focused on the basics of medieval swordplay.
THIS SESSION: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18/, 3/25 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm at LionHeart Academy in El Cajon.
Not quite up to arm-wrestling The Mountain or grappling with Conan the Barbarian? No worries! While the Hollywood image of Henry Cavill wielding a 10 pound chunk of steel is certainly a crowd pleaser – we sure like it- the historical art of fighting with the longsword is surprisingly complex and subtle. The great master of this art stated that the successful swords-person “fights strength with weakness and weakness with strength”.
This course provides detailed instruction in the basic elements of dueling/fencing with the longsword - it’s a great place for beginners to start their practice of any medieval fencing art, and also an effective way for experienced fencers to get a deeper understanding of basic fencing mechanics.
Longsword 101 is a prerequisite for joining San Diego Longsword’s Core Concepts in German Longsword workshop.