Instructor
Joe Cantore

Joe Cantore has been studying Historical European Martial Arts since 2010 and has been teaching since 2012. As a founding member and head instructor of Einhorn Los Angeles Historical Fencing Arts, he has lead the clubs Sword and Buckler and Sidesword Curriculum. He finds the most joy in the historical context of the sources and helping develop fencer’s skills to fulfill their personal goals. He is most proud of the number of fencers the club has turned out. Though not quite as many fighters as the Trojan Horse! When not teaching, Joe enjoys another life as a broadcast engineer and researching the history of the Italian peninsula.

At SoCal Swordfight 2023 Joe Cantore will be presenting the following:

Bolognese Fencing for Fun and Profit

Course Description:
Basics of the sword alone according to Giovanni dall'Agocchie:
- A brief history of the master and his works
- Bolognese guards and attacking actions
- Biomechanics of the sword in 1 hand
- Footwork
- dall'Aggocchies 5 tempos
- playing through the guards as a method of memorizing the primary attacks and guards.

Required Gear:
A single handed sword. Mask and Gorget

Course Level:
Beginner Level

Course Format:
Hands-On

More Sidesword of dall'Agocchie

Course Description:
A more advanced look at the actions of the sword alone according to Giovanni dall'Agocchie:
- Additional Guards of the system
- provocations and feints
- attacking within tempo
- counters to common to attacks
- paired drilling
- adding a companion dagger to actions

Required Gear:
a one handed sword, mask, gorget, padded gloves

Course Level:
Beginner Level

Course Format:
Hands-On

Your must register for the event to attend classes

SoCal Swordfight 2023