Fiore Longsword for Summer Term

Fiore Longsword for Summer TermWe return after the Easter break with a new block of Fiore Longsword for Summer Term. Commencing Thursday 28 April at 8.30pm, Okhampton College Gym. Beginners welcome.

We’re going back to first principles for this six-week block of classes and sparring sessions.

The earliest Italian master from whom an extant martial arts manual has survived, Fiore’s His Flower of Battle is among the oldest surviving fencing manuals. Dating from around 1410, the book describes a complete fighting system from wrestling, dagger, arming sword, longsword, spear and on to armoured fighting and fighting on horseback.