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Offline jtgadget

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sword fighting
« on: August 27, 2008, 07:56:21 PM »
    I live in Queens New York. I would like to learn sword fighting. I purchaced a Medieval Knight single Hand sword at the Ren Fair in Tuxiedo NY. Does anyone know Where I can go?

Offline Johnnyreb6

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Re: sword fighting
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 04:41:41 PM »
Well I liked my method, it was simple enough.

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Re: sword fighting
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 02:09:12 AM »
seek out your local SCA.  they are a group of reenactors that dedicate themselves to the middle ages.  you can find you group at SCA.org

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Re: sword fighting
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 02:24:18 PM »
Yes, the SCA or the MSR are going to be helpful. Years back ('87) I too went a Faire, but it was out the Island. It was hosted by MSR. Evidently there were some politics between the two groups- but I never learned the differences.

I did have an opportunity to take fencing and broadsword lessons by an MSR member. He taught on Saturdays in Flushing Meadows Park. It was fun to learn from a former Olympic fencing alternate. At the time the historic standards were too much for me so I joined FALO, which is based on community instead of historic accuracy. (It's also Fantasy based- dwarves, elves, magicians and such)

Try to attend the Pennsic Wars. http://www.pennsicwar.org You'll have a blast. There are a ton of vendors, and the community is amazing.