Giocco Stretto: Where All The Fun Happens || Kimberleigh Roseblade

Kimberleigh Roseblade || The Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts

Weapons: Longsword

Giocco Stretto is where a lot of fun things come into play in Fiore’s art. It is here where we find blade grabs, disarms, pommel strikes, and throws. In this workshop we will look at how to identify which plays of giocco stretto are available to us in any given moment, based on our measure (distance) and how to recognize where- and how- to enter based on the cues and space given to us by our opponent.

This workshop is best attended by students who already have some familiarity with the longsword- be it Fiore or, KdF.