Class Offerings: Advanced Applications of Gerard Thibault's Academy of the Sword

Advanced Applications of Gerard Thibault's Academy of the Sword

First published in 1630, Gerard Thibault's Academy of the Sword stands as one of the most lavish treatises on the art of civilian swordplay ever written. It has also been largely, and unfairly dismissed by many fencing scholars and historians as 'overcomplicated' and 'unimportant.

This advanced class will involve a combination of juried bouting and in-depth study of specific plays from Thibault's master work.

Advanced classes require instructor permission to attend.

This class is taught in Portland by Matthew Howden.

Class times:

  • Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm