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Beginners welcome (over 16 years)

The Formal classes are:

MONDAY
Longsword
Smallsword
8.00 start

WEDNESDAY
Highland Broadsword
Rapier
7.30 start

 

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Equipment

Although we study European Martial Arts which has origins in historical swordplay, the SSA has found that with some adaptation the use of available modern clothing is practical and convenient for our students. No bare skin should be exposed, regardless of body position.

The SSA does not expect you to aquire these item when you first attend the school, however we do expect you to purchase a mask, jacket and gloves within the first six weeks.

Male Measurement chart for plastron (pdf)

Female Measurement chart for plastron (pdf)

       
1) A standard 3-weapon mask rated to 12 kilos Leon Paul - Required 2) A standard white fencing jacket. 350N of better. These can purchase through the school or from Leon Paul - Required

3) Heavy leather gauntlets with cuffs. These can purchase through the school. Available from Chester Jefferies Ltd - Required

4) Training or fencing shoes. No heavy soles on the training shoes, this ruins the development of good footwork - Required

5) A leather gorge for additional protection for the neck. These can purchase through the school made by andrew Feest - Recommended 6) An athletic cup (box) and similar rigid groin protection for male and female rapier fencers. These are available from all sports shops. - Required

 

7) Full chest protection for female duelists, These can purchase through the school or from Leon Paul - Required

8) A plastron made of leather. These can purchase through the school. - Recommended particularly when participating in free assault.

 

 

9) Protection for legs. Heavy track suit bottoms are one solution Black please. - Required

 

   
       
       
       
       

 





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