Adult Introductory Course for Winter 2017 is FULL
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One who would of the Two Hand Sword learn both close and clear . . .
The knightly two-handed sword was a weapon wielded by a select few: knights and professional warriors who could afford specialized training. Popular throughout Europe by many names, medieval English folk simply called it the Two Hand Swerde, and left behind secret, cryptic texts describing the savage, spiraling dance of its use.
Whether you dream of wielding the weapon of legends from the fields of Agincourt and Towton, or yearn for the cold mastery of steel known by knights and mercenaries of the English middle ages, the Black Falcon School of Arms can help you achieve your goals.
Our introductory class serves as an entry point to the hidden world of English martial arts. Over the course of twelve weeks, students will learn the basic movements and principles underlying the use of the English Two Hand Sword. No prior experience is necessary, and those looking to enter the world of HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) will find here a unique and entertaining challenge in doing so. Swordsmanship helps to develop confidence and discipline, as well as encouraging fitness and critical thinking skills.
Minimum age is 14 years old. Novices will receive a school shirt and may choose to take a student's exam at the end of the course in order to join the school for regular classes and study. Colorado Springs, CO class are currently held on SUNDAY MORNINGS at the Multi-Purpose Facility (1025 N. Ford Street) from 11:30-12:30. Manhattan, KS class will be held at the Green Valley Community Center every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 beginning on January 8, 2017 until the course has finished.
Dress comfortably for exercise and ease of movement as well as comfort. Leather gloves are recommended but not required. Practice swords will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up now! Follow the link below to begin your journey into the exciting world of historical swordsmanship.
Youth Introductory Course is NOW OPEN
Future Falcons can sign up for introductory classes as well! The training of young fencers began early, to build the foundational skills necessary to become accomplished martial artists. For youth AGE 10-13, the BFSA offers an 8-12 week class introducing our potential future students and Schollers to the rudiments of the English short sword. Kids will learn the basic movements and positions necessary to begin fencing with the sword in one hand according to Renaissance English theory, and will receive a free school T-shirt. At the end of the course, they may test for the rank of Kestrel and continue training with the school on a regular basis.
Classes will begin on February 6 and will run every SUNDAY AFTERNOON from 12:30-1:30 at 1025 N. Ford Street. No experience is necessary, and participants in our youth classes will learn not only swordplay but discipline and an appreciation for chivalric values. Practice weapons will be provided, and the class will be capped at 12 pupils. Don't delay, sign up now!