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Forums => New Here? => Topic started 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?
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.
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
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.