Fencing

floret-153763_150Period rapier combat is often described by those who first see it as “Three Musketeers” style of fencing, or “fencing in the round”, but it is really the study of a style of rapier combat that predates the Musketeers by several hundred years.  With a dual focus on accurate historical style and modern safety, the study of period rapier combat is a wonderful way to begin to understand the life of the renaissance mind.

Recent Articles about Fencing:

GNEW BATTLEFIELD SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

Posted on Jun 13th, 2017 - By Seneschal - 0 Comments

Lords and Ladies, lads and lasses, all gentles who enjoy the fun and excitement of the battlefield but don't enjoy participating in the fighting -…

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PortCon

Posted on Jun 21st, 2015 - By Seneschal - 0 Comments

Hello Everyone, Just sending out a reminder to everyone about PortCon - this is a fantastic opportunity for our group and the audience is right up…

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Announcing the Fencer’s Colloquium

Posted on Apr 4th, 2014 - By Lady Æsa Ormstunga - 0 Comments

Announcing the Fencer's Colloquium: a bi-weekly venue for camaraderie and consultation on all things historically rapier. In order to make more…

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Tuesday Night Practice

Posted on Feb 18th, 2014 - By Seneschal - 0 Comments

Hi folks, I've just received word from the Blade Society Leadership, that practice for tonight (2/18/14) has been cancelled. Please stay safe…

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Upcoming Fencing Practices and Events:

Aug
18
Fri
Giggleswick Fencing Practice @ Eliot Baptist Church
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Youth Rapier practice is from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Adult Rapier practice is from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Period rapier styles will be taught – drawing from period masters Ridolfo Capo Ferro, Nicoletto Giganti and Salvatore Fabris.

Aug
22
Tue
USM Blade Society Practice @ University of Southern Maine
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, there is a practice held at the USM Sullivan Gym in Portland, in conjunction with the USM Blade Society. There is a $5 fee for use of the gym. During warmer months, practice moves out to the quad area of campus, weather permitting. When the practice is held outside, there is no fee.

Aug
25
Fri
Giggleswick Fencing Practice @ Eliot Baptist Church
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Youth Rapier practice is from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Adult Rapier practice is from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Period rapier styles will be taught – drawing from period masters Ridolfo Capo Ferro, Nicoletto Giganti and Salvatore Fabris.

Aug
29
Tue
USM Blade Society Practice @ University of Southern Maine
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, there is a practice held at the USM Sullivan Gym in Portland, in conjunction with the USM Blade Society. There is a $5 fee for use of the gym. During warmer months, practice moves out to the quad area of campus, weather permitting. When the practice is held outside, there is no fee.

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