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The Longsword: A 6-week Weapon Track

NYCSS Home Base 356 West 40th Street, New York

Get Medieval this January! This specialized weapon track will focus on the use of Longsword for Stage & Screen Combat. Using a foundation in Historical Germanic Longsword students will learn the fundamental skills of the weapon such as the guards, footwork, attacks and parries. By the end of the course students will apply all of these skills into a choreographed fight. This track will run on Saturdays, January 13th to February 17th (If a class is cancelled due to inclement weather, a makeup class will be held February 24th) *This seminar is open to students of all skill and experience...

$230
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The Smallsword: A 6-week Weapon Track

NYCSS Home Base 356 West 40th Street, New York

A Fast and Elegant weapon for Stage & Screen From the late 17th to the beginning of the 19th century, the smallsword served as a civilian sidearm, a powerful symbol of rank in society and a deadly weapon on the dueling ground. Being shorter and lighter than the rapier gave the user the ability to deliver quick movements and precise thrusts. Duelists such as Julie d’Aubigny (La Maupin) and the Chevalier de Saint-George helped solidify the legacy of this weapon. It’s use can also be seen in films such as The Duelist. This 6-week track will begin by focusing on the subtle manipulations of the...

$230