[Darkwood-SCA] An Italian Rapier Fundamentals Seminar

Tim Converse santiago at santiagosmagic.com
Sat Jan 12 17:01:57 PST 2008

The Canton of Caer Darth
*An Italian Rapier Fundamentals Seminar*
February 23, 24^th
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Puck Curtis (aka Don Pachomius Oneshoe) - Provost at Arms in Italian 
classical foil, epee, and sabre
Eric Myers - Provost at Arms in Italian classical foil, epee, and sabre
Mary Curtis (aka Gabriela D'Avila)

Presenting an intensive 2-day course on Italian Rapier technique 
focusing on form, mechanics, theory, and execution.  Fencers will be 
taught stance, footwork, tempo, attacks, counterattacks, and defense all 
based on the work of Ridolfo Capoferro.  The class will be presented 
using a traditional classical Italian format applied to historical 
material and students should expect considerable technical feedback. 

Some seminars present a survey of techniques that may expose the student 
to the fencing system but don't do much to improve day-to-day fencing 
skill.  This seminar will intentionally focus on the core of Italian 
technique allowing the student to bring the new theory directly into 
practice.  This 2-day seminar will be useful for any fencer without 
practice in the Italian tradition and there is no experience requirement.

*Key material to be covered:*
    Blade Mechanics and Physics
    The Guard
    The Lunge
    Gaining the sword
    The Parry-Riposte

When: February 23-24 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: Boulder Creek Recreation Center
            13333 Middleton Avenue
            Boulder Creek, CA 95006
            (Google Maps are accurate for directions to the center.)
Cost: Free
            (Donations to The Canton of Caer Darth are welcomed.)

For nearest lodging in the area your best choice will be:

For further information please contact:
Juan Santiago
santiago at santiagosmagic.com
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