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Sword fighting

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:14 pm
by Cadandrake
Can anyone recommend a good sword fighting school for the 18th century. Not neccasserily military (although that'd be fine) but more for dualing etc .

Cheers
James

Re: Sword fighting

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:05 am
by Phil the Grips
Duelling in the C18th'd be smallsword (assuming you're not somewhere Mediterranean for which you'd need knives) for which this book'd be ideal and was cretaed with fellows such as you in mind with additional essays on how to practice etc-
http://www.wyvernmedia.co.uk/shop#!/The ... ry=2613218

I hear the translator is a lovely fellow and easily contacted for lessons and further instruction ;-)

For something more diverse I'd go with Walker's "Defensive Exercises"- a book intended to give a Regency Buck or chap-about-town the basics of every martial skill of the era for personal defence and recreational fun.

Re: Sword fighting

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:05 pm
by Cadandrake
Why thank you good sir. :thumbup: Looks an interesting book.

Re: Sword fighting

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:57 pm
by Phil the Grips
If it catches your imagination we still have spaces at the Smallsword Symposium-
http://www.blackboarswordsmanship.co.uk/symposium.html

Re: Sword fighting

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:38 pm
by Cadandrake
Book marked. Thank you :-D