Schedule

December 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • WSTR Practice
2
3
4
5
  • Beginner Practice
  • Regular Practice
6
7
8
  • WSTR Practice
9
  • Cambridge AoA
10
11
12
  • Beginner Practice
  • Regular Practice
13
14
15
  • WSTR Practice
16
17
18
19
  • Beginner Practice
  • Regular Practice
20
21
22
  • WSTR Practice
23
24
25
26
  • Beginner Practice
  • Regular Practice
  • Willibrew
27
28
29
  • WSTR Practice
30
31

Beginner Longsword Class Description

Our basic/beginner longsword session (Wed, from 6:30-7:30) concentrates on the basic elements of German unarmored longsword. The focus is on guards and stances, cutting, fundamental techniques, and five specialized cuts.  Students learn the techniques and practice them in drills.  The session rotates through techniques weekly so someone attending 6 straight weeks would get an introduction to all the basic techniques (note this is introduction only, not mastery of these skills). Those who skip a few will usually get some one-to-one attention from senior students to catch up and get everything needed. Students will test into advanced classes in 7-10 weeks depending on attendance and skill. 

Advanced Class Description

Advanced class takes place immediately after basic (7:30-9:00). This group consists of members who have passed a safety and basic technique test in order to ensure the safety of other members.  Advanced study allows members to train toward mastery of the basic techniques, explore more complex techniques, and study more intensive concepts of combat such as initiative, tactics, distance and timing. Other weapon systems in addition to longsword are also studied: sword & buckler, dagger, wrestling, various polearms, messer, rapier, military saber/backsword and fixed bayonet. 

East Haddam Class Description

Classes meet most Saturdays from 11-12:30 (see calendar for schedule) and focus on use of the later period Renaissance Italian rapier, German smallsword, and military saber. Teen and adult fencing classes are offered periodically through East Haddam Parks and Rec and meet from 10-11:00.