Instructor: Cecil Longino
Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00pm
The ‘rapier’, an English term adopted for a popular Continental European sword of the High Renaissance, was considered to be an essential part of a Gentleman’s attire. Not only did it aid in his defense, but it was also viewed as the weapon most properly worn at the side of the “better sorts” such as noblemen, gentlemen, knights and soldiers.
Our methodology comes from Maestro Ramon Martinez and is supplemented by the writings of earlier Spanish fencing masters: Don Jeronimo de Carranza (1569), Don Luis Pacheco de Narvaez (1600), Girard Thibault (1628), Don Alvaro Guerra de la Vega (1681) and Don Francisco Lorenz de Rada (1705).
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