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Events: Medieval ‘Sword School’ – Thurs 19 July

Image: LongswordAs part of Okehampton Sports and Fitness Festival, we present Sword School: Foundation Skills in Medieval long sword. Three 20-minute taster sessions (non-contact) with West Devon Swords: 6.30-7.30pm, Thursday 19 July, Pavilion in the Park.

‘Sword School’ is our taster concept for public events where, after a swift risk assessment, we hand out some long swords and go through some drills including footwork, guards, cutting, thrusting and blocking.

Intended as a non-contact drill session, our sword exercises will use the pell and a string of quoits to test participants skills. Just come along and if you like the experience, sign up for one of our classes.