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ADVANCED BACKSWORD – THE POWER OF THE MOULINET

You know how to cut and thrust, and you know how to defend and return. This workshop will be exploring some of the more advanced techniques of the Basket Hilted Backsword, a weapon that loves to dance in your hand and is deadly when powered by the moulinet.

Needed: Mask, light jacket (min), gloves

Weapons: Scottish Basket hilt Broadsword/Backsword, Sabre, Singlestick. (Some sticks will be provided)

 

FIXED BAYONET – DYNAMICS OF A KNIFE ON A STICK

A simple but battle hardened weapon, the Fixed Bayonet is a veteran of the battle field which is still issued to this very day. This is a weapon that has evolved with the war tactics and firearm’s technology, so a short window in time meant it was likely for two soldiers to face each other with this style of combat. We are going to be looking into this window and rather than focusing on one issue of rifle and bayonet which came in many forms, we will be focusing on the mechanics and disciplines taught to be able to handle a long heavy club with a knife on the end against another.

Needed: Masks, thick gloves, chest protector or heavy jacket

Weapons: Training staffs will be provided