Instructor
Beth Hammer

Beth has been practicing HEMA and Filipino martial arts for the last 8 years and coaching for the last 6. In 2018 they added buhurt/armored combat and rattan fighting to the mix. Playing with these many forms of fighting provided them a unique and broad perspective when it comes to coaching and they are excited to share that with the Socal crew.

At SoCal Swordfight 2023 Beth Hammer will be presenting the following:

Fury of the Smol

Course Description:
Are you pocket size, a wee bairn, tiny ball of rage? Being the smallest one in the ring can have some major disadvantages when you’re at a distance and reach is the determining factor for landing a hit. But once you start to close measure the game shifts and that small size starts to present some very interesting advantages.

We’ll look at the plays in Fiore that focus on covering the line while closing distance, how to make use of the close plays with a major height difference and how to improve your base and balance to be better able to manage pressure from your opponent.

Required Gear:
Full kit, steel longsword -- nylon is ok

Course Level:
Beginner and Intermediate Levels

Course Format:
Hands-On

Your must register for the event to attend classes

SoCal Swordfight 2023