University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Fiore's Sword in Armor - Halfswording for fun and profit

Instructor:
Llwyd Aldrydd


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA106 February 13, 2021
Crs #:
237
Date:
Sat Feb 13
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
12/∞
Room:
Training Room
Course Category:
Martial Arts
Track:
Historic Martial Arts
Description
Fiore published a complete combat system in 1409 that covered grapping, dagger, swords, batons, pikes, spears, and mounted combat. This class will cover his section on fighting an opponent in armor which focuses on gripping your own sword on its blade and grip (half-swording) in order to improve targeting and leverage to exploit joints and gaps in the armor. The discussion will focus on the art as described by the master and then discuss how moves can be adapted for SCA combat rule sets. The instructor has had success in applying these techniques to SCA cut and thrust.