Wednesdays 31st October – 19th December 18.00-19.30

Cost: 110€ (70€ for students, unemployed). Free for paying members.

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At the rapier beginner’s course, you will learn the basics of Italian rapier fencing following Ridolfo Capoferro’s manual “Great Representation of the Art and Use of Fencing” from 1610.

The course includes guard positions, footwork, sword handling, and basic offensive and defensive manoeuvres. Time permitting, we will also take a look at using rapier together with a dagger, or some of the more elegant techniques rapier style is known for.

You will only need indoor training clothes. We train in a white t-shirt, dark sports trousers and
indoor training shoes. We will lend you all the other necessary equipment.

You can join the first class of the beginner´s course free of change. After the first class you can
decide if you want to continue and pay the course fee.
You can join the beginners course even if you miss the first class. In you want to join the beginners
course, but you will miss more than the first class, please contact us

During the beginner´s course you can participate in all the other currently running beginner´s courses.

Beginner´s course fee includes annual membership fee of Suomen Historiallisen Miekkailun
Seura ry.