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Title: sword fighting
Post by: jtgadget 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?
Title: Re: sword fighting
Post by: Johnnyreb6 on September 29, 2008, 04:41:41 pm
Well I liked my method, it was simple enough.

Find Tree - Whoop it's backside, ha ha ha.  >:D

Sorry I know that that was less than helpful.
Title: Re: sword fighting
Post by: Malcolmthebold 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
Title: Re: sword fighting
Post by: ssgtlou 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.
Title: Re: learning sword fighting
Post by: Karl Helweg on March 18, 2020, 07:18:59 pm
Besides https://www.sca.org/ mentioned above an Olympic style fencing club can teach you a lot more than you can imagine.  Try https://member.usfencing.org/clubs 
Title: Re: sword fighting
Post by: Karl Helweg on July 16, 2020, 01:28:34 pm
Just a heads up that the SCA BoD has approved steel swords for combat:

https://www.sca.org/news/armored-combat-with-rebated-steel-blades/ 

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