Welcome to the School!
The next Medieval Longsword beginners’ course in Helsinki will run on Tuesday evenings from October 7th to November 25th. Class runs from 1800-1930. Aim to arrive at least 15 minutes early to get changed etc.
The beginners’ course is suitable for anyone interested in the Art of Swordsmanship. No experience of any kind is needed.
We will show you how our art is developed from the historical sources, and teach you everything from basic warm-up exercises to safe pair practice with the longsword. The goal of the course is to prepare to take part in our regular classes safely.
The style we will cover comes from Fiore dei Liberi’s Il Fior di Battaglia written in 1410, and will include some of his basic defences against dagger attacks, basic longsword strikes, and basic longsword defences.
Instructions for finding the salle (training hall) are here
The course costs 140€ (students, unemployed etc. 100€).
Places are limited, so register early to secure yours by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Ask us by email to the same address.
The first class is free and without obligation to continue or pay for the course. Come, try it, and see if it is right for you.
Our instructor published a series of blog posts detailing the content of a previous course; you might find it useful.
For a complete description with video of our basic syllabus, which will take most students a year or two to complete, see here:http://www.swordschool.com/wiki/index.php/Fiore_basic_syllabus
For an idea of what to expect in terms of etiquette, discipline, what to wear and so on, see here: http://www.swordschool.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Welcome
To start with you will need only a white t-shirt, dark training trousers, and indoor sports shoes. Students under 18 will also need to bring written permission from a parent or guardian.