University of Atlantia

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

Llwyd Aldrydd

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA106 February 13, 2021 Course # 237
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 12/∞ Room Training Room
Course Category 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.
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