The Medieval track is a series of classes that focus on the martial arts from the 15th century with some grappling techniques from the manuscript 'Clear Education in the Magnificent Art of Wrestling' by Nicolaes Petter.
There are four main classes in this track.
In the Medieval track we offer:
In the Grappling class, the first level of the curriculum is based on the manuscript from Nicolaes Petter from 1674. From the second level of the class we study techniques from Fior dei Battaglia written by Fiore di Liberi in 1409.
In the Dagger class, we use Fior dei Battaglia as our main source for the techniques and principles in the use of the dagger. Because we are studying a medieval system, most of our techniques focus on thrusting rather than cutting because the medieval rondel was a thrusting weapon first and a cutting weapon second.
In the Longsword class, our main source material is Fior dei Battaglia, but as you progress the student also studies and learns from Filippo Vadi's manuscript called De Arte Gladitoria Dimicandi written sometime between 1482 and 1487. As the student progresses through the curriculum of the longsword he will also study the use of the dagger and wrestling within the context of the sword fight.
In the Armoured Combat class, the student learns to wear armour, put it on others, clean and maintain the armour as well as fighting in it and building the strength to move, run and fight in it. This class has a lot of strength and endurance training in it as well as techniques for fighting in the armour. A prerequisite to participate in the Armoured Combat class is that you successfully pass the first level of the Longsword Class.
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