Silver's system for sword in one hand | Nathan Barnett

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

George Silver, English gentleman, left us a treatise describing a complete system of sword in one hand for weapons like English backsword and basket-hilted broadsword.  This class provides an introduction to core principle, including Silver's strong opinions on timing, counters, use of the off-hand to grapple, and Italians (particularly their rapier techniques).  Silver's medieval sword offers valuable insight for cut-and-thrust and longsword fencers. 

Gear: Fencing mask and gloves, Vambraces: nice-to-have
We strive to provide swords; should you have a backsword or basket-hilted cut-and-thrust sword, by all means bring it.