Mounted vs Unmounted Combat : Facing the Knight || Jennifer Landels

Jennifer Landels || Academie Duello || Vancouver BC

Weapons: Longsword (steel, nylon, or wood are fine as long as they can be paired); minimal protective gear (mask & gloves)

To a foot soldier, there could be very few more frightening sights than that of a fully armoured horse and riding bearing down upon you.  Not only is the horse heavier and faster, the rider has the advantage of height. This workshop will examine attacks and defences against the mounted opponent, strategies to even the odds, and a few dirty tricks unhorsed combatants can keep in their back pockets.  Drawing primarily from Fiore as source material the workshop will focus on longsword, but if time and equipment allow, spears on both sides of the equation will be considered.