This intensive workshop is ideal for new and seasoned historical fencers, European martial artists and anyone attending this year’s Combat Con 2012.
A full day of professional tuition in traditional backsword/broadsword method and technique is presented by Maestro Paul Macdonald of the Edinburgh based Macdonald Academy of Arms.
Weapon form and function shall be examined, leading to study of effective martial method and techniques for this unique and enduring sword. The back/broadsword played a crucial part in society and Government throughout Scotland and the British Isles for over three centuries of our most turbulent and bloody history.
This intensive class shall bring this sword back to Life for all participants as we examine various martial context in which the sword was effectively used in single combat. Participants shall have the opportunity to study and practice actions and tactics drawn from duelling grounds of legend and learn of actual encounters and techniques that made the backsword one of the most enduring weapons in European history.
The first half of the day shall focus on single backsword technique developed to work against it’s own form in single combat. The second half shall focus on martial effectiveness against both C17th rapier and C18th smallsword as we face opponents armed with dissimilar weapons.
The aim of this class is to enable a deeper historical understanding of an often misunderstood weapon and create a more effective martial artist.
This class shall run from 10am – 4pm (with a 1 hr lunch break) on Friday 6th July 2012 in Conference Room F, Tuscany Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.
This special master class will be a separate charge, but only participants registered for Combat Con will be able to attend. You can register for Combat Con at any level (General, Premium or VIP) to be eligible (http://thecombatcon.com/register). Class cost is 80 USD for pre-event registration or 100 USD at the door on July 6th (if space remains). To register contact Paul Macdonald at firstname.lastname@example.org