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Historical Fencing Course: German Longsword

On Sunday 27th of September 2015, we’ll start with our 10 weeks long course that will cover the basics of Johannes Lichtenauer’s German Fencing system.


Location: Little Island Sport Complex, 22, 44 Eastgate Drive, Little Island, Co. Cork  (Coordinates: 51.900495,-8.368074)

Cost: 100 euro for the 10 weeks course

Time: 8:30PM-10:30PM every Sunday starting on 27th Sept 2015 (excluding 11/10/2015 & 01/11/2015)

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German Fencing system sets up a framework on which all medieval weapon techniques are based, this course will cover longsword techniques in particular but it’ll set up a solid foundations for other weapons as well (knives/daggers, short/long swords, polearm weapons, unarmed combat)

Please note: this basic fencing course is considered to be a minimum required standard and as such is obligatory for all Novice rank (lvl 1) members who want to move onto the Scholar rank!

Course will include the following:

– Basic footwork training,

– Basic stances and guards,

– Cuts and thrusts – body mechanics,

– Functional attack & defense skills,

– 5 Master Cuts (Meisterhäue)

– Bind & wind techniques (Winden)

– Halfswording  (Halbschwert)

– Grappling and Throwing techniques

Course will end up in an exam and everyone who passes will be awarded with the Cork Blademasters’ Scholar Certificate.

This will entitle to a discount on membership fees and full access to Cork Blademasters equipment as well as the rights to represent the School on official tournaments.


Please click on the banner below in order to fill out the registration form – payments details will be sent via email once the form is submitted.