Small, individual or paired training experience.
Minimum group size: 2
Maximum group size: 6
Learn how to use a medieval longsword and dagger. You will learn the techniques as written down in early 14th/ 15th German manuscripts.
In 4 hours you will:
Cost: £75 per person.
- Learn the major cutting patterns and 5 master cuts of the German longsword system.
- Understand how medieval people defended themselves with swords, knives and daggers. This includes unarmed and armed techniques with a number different types of knives and daggers.
- Experience blossfechten (unarmored combat) which most civilians of the time would have been exposed to.
- Be able to build a training regime at home so you can continue to practice in pairs if you wish to continue.
St Dunstan’s Church Hall in Canterbury CT2 8LS subject to availability of dates. This is a 5 minute walking distance from Canterbury West Station. If you are coming by car, there is a free car park at the venue.
Experience days will be on the weekend and to be as accommodating as possible we will try to work to your required dates but do be advised we have to work with the event hall to find available dates and space.
Water, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
What do I need to bring or wear?
This is a hands-on (non-contact) experience – you will need to wear easy to move in clothing, tracksuit, t-shirt and indoor trainers. All fitness levels welcomed and anyone aged over 18.
We will provide all the equipment, which will be thoroughly cleaned before and after the event. Face masks optional (as we will be in a large hall with airflow, in line with current Government guidance*). Hand sanitiser provided.
For safety reasons, all attendees should present a negative lateral flow Covid test (which should be taken on the day of the training).
When does the voucher expire?
The voucher is valid for 12 months. Once booked, it can be rescheduled twice at no charge (as long as we have 48 hours notice. Otherwise a £25 fee will be charged to cover the venue costs).
We are members of the British Martial Arts and Boxing Association and fully insured.
*This is correct as at December 20th 2021. If Government guidance changes, then the most current rules will apply.