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Rapier Intensive 2017

New York City deserves an event focused on the art and action of rapier fencing.

Featuring David and Dori Coblentz. this year's event will place more of a spotlight on private coaching and individual development. As the event matures, we aim to provide some of the best instruction available for this weapon.

Please bring a mask, gloves, jacket, and rapier. 
Both SCA and HEMA standards for gear are acceptable for this event.

Friday Lessons - 7PM - 10PM
Location TBD

Saturday Workshop - 10AM - 1PM
McAlpin Hall
165 W 86th St.
New York, NY 10024

Sponsored by The HEMA Alliance

Sponsored by The HEMA Alliance

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Previous Instructors

2016 Dates: December 2nd - December 4th

We've assembled an elite group of fencers to provide the best learning experience for fighters of all levels.

 
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REINIER VAN NOORT

On Being Lazy: Fencing with the single rapier can be a complex and tiring activity – closing the line, parrying, disengaging, lunging, etc. In this workshop, which is based on the works of Bruchius and l’Ange, we will explore how using posture and basic principles we can be as lazy as possible in our fencing.

Another Dimension: A more advanced class looking at a single play in Bruchius, and exploring how this deviates from earlier styles.

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JARED KIRBY

Fencing l’huomo bestiale: Typically we focus on using the Italian Rapier to fence another skilled swordsman, yet, more often than not, we are forced to use the rapier against ruffians and l’huomo bestiale (the bestial man). This workshop will focus on how to apply your fencing to deal with unpredictable sword slingers, vulgar fencers, and thugs.

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DAVID BIGGS

Introduction to Capo Ferro: In this class, a beginning fencer, or one unfamiliar with the teachings of Capo Ferro, will have a crash introduction to his style, culminating in a set of progressive drills that demonstrate the actions of plate seven. This class lays down the fundamentals and stylistic understanding that are needed to progress through the rest of the manual.

Why does the Northern Italian style work? This class goes into depth on the actions of the Northern Italian system(s), explaining the tactics and strategies that are involved. This class looks at the style from a tournament mindset and lays out some ways that the system helps you succeed in full-speed engagements so you can better adapt the teachings to any situation at hand.

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KEVIN MURAKOSHI

Actions in tempo and contratempo: Kevin and David will teach a class on learning to recognize and exploit tempo, or opportunities for attack. The class will focus on simple attacks and will continue to actions in contratempo.

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DAVID COBLENTZ

Actions in tempo and contratempo: Kevin and David will teach a class on learning to recognize and exploit tempo, or opportunities for attack. The class will focus on simple attacks and will continue to actions in contratempo.