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Medieval Warrior Workshop (Jasper, Feb 17): Approaching the Opponent’s Point

February 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm MST

$79 – $119

Four amazing hours of swordfighting! Come and join Swordfight Canada for a four-hour practical workshop on the use of the medieval Longsword, Dagger and Spear.

Medieval Warrior Workshop: Approaching the Opponent’s Point

The goal of every swordfight is to strike the opponent without being struck by them. In this 4-hour workshop you’ll learn how to initiate a swordfight when the opponent has their point in front of you. We’ll solve problems along the way that lead us to a successful conclusion of the fight. Some of the skills you’ll learn:

  • attacking with the five thrusts (two from above, one middle, two from below)
  • three advantages—the components of controlling the opponent’s weapon
  • attacking while defending ourselves against the opponent’s sword
  • recovering blade control when it is lost
  • creating advantageous situations by pressuring the opponent into error
  • The True Fight: a combat framework that gives us scenarios of movement and control, and with them logical decision trees we can follow to success

Subscribers of DuelloTV can preview (and review) the techniques covered in the playlist titled “Approaching Gioco Stretto“. Students taking ongoing classes/workshops with Swordfight Canada are eligible for the DuelloTV affiliate coupon. Inquire to find out more.

Recommended age 15 or older. This class is appropriate for all skill levels and physical abilities. Expect a great time of discovery and learning. Sign up on your own or with a buddy and experience something beautiful and unforgettable!

What to Bring

  • Comfortable indoor shoes and clothes that you might use to do a regular workout. Long sleeves or a hoodie are better than bare arms.
  • Thin soft gloves are optional but always a good idea when training.
  • A water bottle or similar hydrating liquids.
  • Please read through the Safety and Policies. If you are under the age of 19, bring a signed waiver on paper. View the safety waiver here.
  • Swordfight Canada will provide a nylon (youth) or steel (adult) longsword, wooden staff, wooden dagger, fencing mask and throat protector (gorget) at no extra charge. If you have your own SCA or HEMA approved equipment, please contact the instructor regarding its suitability prior to class.

Get a Head Start

People new to swordfighting can get a head start by going through the Duello.TV’s free course, Getting Started with Longsword, or purchase a DTV Scholar’s Club subscription and receive access to the full Longsword Fundamentals course series for a more thorough introduction to the art of the Italian Longsword.


February 17, 2018
1:00 pm–5:00 pm MST
$79 – $119
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Greg Reimer


Jasper Legion
400 Geike Street
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
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