Le Jeu de la Hache - Burgundian Poleaxe | Alex Spreier

Instructor: Alex Spreier, High Desert Armizare || Bend, OR

This would be an introduction to, and overview of, the only extant fight manual that solely covers the poleaxe, Le Jeu de la Hache (ca. 1450). Le Jeu covers the various types of situations one could expect to encounter during a judicial duel or deed at arms - including how a right-hander should defend themselves against a left-hander. 

Minimum Gear: a poleaxe trainer or staff, gloves, and mask (3 weapon fencing mask a minimum).

While the manuscript describes axe combat as taking place in armour, armour would not be required for the workshop.