Da’Mon Stith || HAMAA & Guild of the Silent Sword
Weapons: Maghrebi Sabre (Nimcha) and a stick roughly 36" to 42" long
In this workshop we will explore the of Al Matrag a form of stick fencing practiced in western Algeria and Morocco. According to the Cheikhs (Teachers) the stick was used to prepare the warriors of the Maghreb (North Africa) for the sword. In fact there appear to be a number of correlations between the modern practice and the drills and movements feature in the Mamluk treatise: Kitāb al-makhzūn jāmiʻ al-funūn (The treasure that combines all arts).