By the Sword
Saturday 17 March 2018

Saturday 17 March 2018 - Sunday 18 March 2018
09.00 - 17.00

Steph West, Free Scholar of The 1595. Club will be teaching an introductory workshop to Saviolo’s sidesword technique

Vincento Saviolo was a soldier, fencing master and possible spy. His fencing style became practical as he travelled through Europe, and above all focused in his terms, on the art and science of defence – put simply, staying alive.
The 1595 Club has extrapolated from his fencing manual (His Practice….)a fencing method which works well with the heavy military sideswords of the late 16th Century. This introductory session will look at Saviolo’s core techniques in mastering and manipulating the single sidesword: against the stoccatta or simple thrust, emphasising the footwork & body mechanic for heavier single handed swords.

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