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HEMA German Longsword

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This class will be covering the basic principles and techniques of the historical art of combat with the Longsword. It will be focusing on the German style as recorded in historical documents from different masters of the Medieval and Renaissance. Students can expect to learn the basics of distance, timing, and blade work of the Longsword.

Jay Voris has been practicing martial arts, and later Fencing, for almost 20 years. Two years ago he started practicing HEMA, Historical European Martial Arts, focusing on German style Longsword. Over the past year, he has been serving as an instructor for the local Tucson Historic Fencing Club, and competed in tournaments in Phoenix and Las Vegas. He has also continues to Fence with the Wildcat Fencing Club, where he serves as an assistant coach.

HEMA German Longsword: Session 1

Member Fee: 
45
Non-Member Fee: 
55
Location: 
Maximum Enrollment: 
30
Registration Dates: 
04/26/2017 to 06/12/2017
Start Date: 
Sun Jun 05 2016

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Jul 03 2017 .
6:00pm to 7:30pm

HEMA German Longsword: Session 2

Member Fee: 
45
Non-Member Fee: 
55
Location: 
Maximum Enrollment: 
30
Registration Dates: 
04/26/2017 to 07/17/2017
Start Date: 
Mon Jul 10 2017

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Aug 07 2017 .
6:00pm to 7:30pm