BOLOGNESE BUCKLER & BUDDIES
An introduction to the use of the sidesword as practiced in renaissance Italy, with a focus on the use of companion arms in Bolognese swordsmanship, including the use of buckler, dagger, armored gauntlet, and “dueling glove”. The plays examined will be taken primarily from Marozzo and the Anonimo Bolognese manuals. If you are not familiar with the often tongue twisting names of Bolognese guards, fear not! The class will start with basic foot work, strikes and guards with sword alone, before moving on to the use of companion weapons.
Beginner and Intermediate Levels