Introduction to Destreza for Sabre || Matthew Howden

Matthew Howden || Historic Combat

Weapons: Sabre

In 1808, Don Simón de Frías published his Tratado Elemental de la Destreza del Sable. It was not only the first treatise in the Verdadera Destreza tradition to address the sabre as its primary weapon, but also the first fencing treatise to be published in Mexico. This class will provide a brief taste of Frías' methods for analyzing, structuring, and executing the fight with sabres in hand.