Programs in the works
To be introduced in future sessions at NHRMS
This program aims to introduce the third modern fencing weapon, the saber, to students. The saber is a cutting weapon and points can be scored with the whole sword, not just the tip as with the foil and epee.
The same plastic masks will be used. Though plastic sabers are available, we feel they require additional protection to prevent against bruises. Our desire to keep the program affordable and available to the largest number of students has led us to choose a simple plastic-cored foam saber as the sword used in this program. It allows for a wide range of saber techniques and doesn’t require the additional protection that a plastic or steel saber needs.
Students completing this program will have the skills needed to transition to the High School Fencing Team or to WSTR’s teen and adult program.
This Historical Fencing series of lessons is designed to introduce basic longsword techniques attributed to the 14th Century German Fencing Master Johannes Liechtenauer. The curriculum generally follows WSTR’s established beginner longsword class format, with a greater emphasis on the history of the Art and simple activities and games rather than technical drilling.
Though this program will be almost completely non-contact, the same plastic masks will be used along with plastic-cored foam longswords.
This program introduces Historical Fencing techniques through the lens of one of the most influential science fiction sagas ever put to film or print. Students will learn techniques for both single-handed swords (such as the saber) and two-handed longswords. Plastic-cored foam swords will be used along with plastic masks. Will you choose the Jedi Path?