TBD around November 2018!
Instructors and Class Descriptions
Jonathan MacKenzie Gordon - Singlestick
Stuart Lacy and Mike Gilding - Bayonet
In this class, we will be introducing a brief history of the bayonet as a weapon, context for the use of the rifle mounted bayonet, and the basics of fighting with a bayonet. We will also cover both historical and modern bayonet drills. The class will include tactics for use and employment in combat.
The class will focus on guards, and basic attacks/counterattacks. Our source material includes Angelo's Bayonet Exercise (1857), Cary's Bayonet Exercise and Skirmisher's Drill (1861), and FM 3-25.150 Army Combatives (2004).
If you have a bayonet trainer, please bring it! We have a limited number.
Doug Perritt - Ringen
Isaiah Baden-Payne and Mike Gilding - Sword and Buckler
Ryan Neale - Two Sword Method of Domingo Godinho
Before La Veradera Destreza became the official fencing system of Spain, another system held sway. Domingo Godinho’s text, the only known surviving complete text of his tradition contains information on the use of the Montante, single sword with companion weapons, techniques against treachery, and two swords. In this class, students will learn some of the solo forms or rules of using two swords possibly including to fend off multiple opponents in narrow alleyways, surrounded in a crossroads, and having to defend a woman. There will be leaping and spinning and ostensibly much mirth. There will be no partner work, only solo drilling, so protective gear should not be required unless you are particularly unlucky/accident prone.
Required equipment: Two Single-handed swords, two sticks, or similar.
Jeremy Steflik - German Stoßfechten According to Kreussler's Principles