Classical Weapons

  • Foil
    Foil

    The "teaching weapon," which establishes a foundation of knowledge, control, and thought.

  • Epee cropped
    Epee

    The "excursion weapon," which builds on the foundation of foil and delves into the elements of a "real" fight.

  • Sabre cropped
    Sabre

    The classical "edge and point" sword, which favors the bold and adds a new element, the cut, to classical fencing.

"It is necessary, if you wish to be accomplished in the practice of arms, not only to know how to attack well with the point, perform a good feint, or pass well with both your left and right foot.  You must also understand the counters to these techniques, that is how to defend against them with grace."
Nicoletto Giganti
Gigante