Fiore's Sword in Armor - Halfswording for fun and profit
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Historic Martial Arts
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.