Historical European Martial Arts: Dagger/Knife Defense
In this class, students will explore dagger-fighting concepts based on the fight manual “The Flower of Battle” written in 1409 by Fiore dei Liberi. Using strikes, joint locks, and throws, students will learn how to effectively defend against an armed assailant while the student is either unarmed or armed. Students will be instructed on movement, defensive guards, coordination, and confidence while working through defensive exercises in a controlled and cooperative environment. While the material is based on historic European martial arts, this course will apply these principles to modern knife combat methods.
While new material will be introduced in every session, there will be enough review that drop-in attendees will be able to fully participate. All skill levels are welcome. Frequent partner rotation will expose students to different body types and training levels.
Drop-in available for $20. If you decide to become part of the class, this amount will be deducted from your course enrollment fee.