Weapons

  • Foil
    Foil

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

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    Epee

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

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    Sabre

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

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    SmallSword

    The "bridge" weapon closes the gap between classical and historical, and is a fantastic stand-alone weapon.

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    Rapier & Dagger

    The "frank encounter" sword, one of the most romantic and iconic historical weapons, but no less deadly.

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    Longsword

    Known as the queen of weapons, it is the most widely used weapon in the HEMA tradition.

  • Dussack

    Once used as a training tool for short, single-edged weapons, now an art in it's own right.

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    Bolognese Sidesword

    Exhibiting the versatility, grace, and deadly efficiency of sixteenth century Bologna, Italy.

"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