Boyscout Quarterstaff | Kit

Kit | New Zealand/UK

A simple staff system for training and development, and getting into mischief. The system was taught to me in the late 80s by my fencing master and is consistent with several of the Victorian and Boyscout manuals.

For a brief outline see: http://hroarr.com/simple-staff-method-and-drills/

Requirements: a stick from 6 to 8 feet in length, and the certain desire not to kill a classmate carelessly. There will be no protective equipment in use so as not to give a false sense of security. 

Loaner rattan sticks will be available. 

Silver's Sword & Buckler | Nathan Barnett

Nathan Barnett || Lonin and Embassy Arms || Seattle, WA + Port Townsen, WA

George Silver offers an elaborate (if not particularly elegant) system of sword and buckler fencing. For the first third, we'll look at the core principles of the dynamics of fighting "double," then spend the rest with a rather rough and tumble set of drills that take advantage of this dynamic fight system.

Gear: Backsword, Buckler