Black Boar North Edinburgh

From the start of 2017 we return to two classes a week.

Tuesdays - Sabre - 8pm

Thursdays - Smallsword 8pm


New students are always welcome.

To contact us email:  black.boar.edinburgh@gmail.com

Smallsword

Smallsword is one of the classical weapons of the late 17th and 18th centuries.  It was a common civilian sidearm for the nobility and gentleman of the day across Europe.  In particular it was very popular in England, France and our own Scotland.  Indeed several of the early manuals originate in Scotland. Smallsword is our core beginners' weapon across all three chapters as it teaches many of the core principles that we believe govern all later period swordsmanship.  The course studies the basic use of the weapon from stance, thrusts, parries and ripostes, set within the context of the use of the sword as both a duelling weapon but also a weapon of the street.

This session is split so that new students can get lessons specifically to introduce them to the art and experienced students can work on technical aspects of smallsword.  We always finish with 10 minutes of free fencing.

This class will be open to new students at any time.

Equipment will be available for new students to borrow.

Sabre

The Military Sabre of the 19th Century was a fearsome weapon of war in the hands of trained cavalrymen from Waterloo to Sevastapol and beyond. But it was also used on foot, both in battle and in one-on -one combat such as duelling. This system of combat on foot with the military sabre is one of the two core systems we teach at Black Boar Edinburgh

This session is split so that new students can get lessons specifically to introduce them to the art and experienced students can work on technical aspects of sabre. We always finish with 10 minutes of free fencing.

This class will be open to new students at any time.

Equipment will be available for new students to borrow.

Class fees

A single session is £6 when using the pre-pay card.* 
 
Cards can be bought at £30or £60 so you can choose how many classes to buy.  Cards do not run out, we only tick off classes as you take them.
 
* To encourage payment by card we will charge £7 a session if bought individually on the day. 

There is also an annual membership fee of £30 payable after 1 month.
Membership entitles students to attend any class at any venue.

Fees go to cover the cost of the venue, insurance and school kit.

How to find Black Boar - Edinburgh

We are  be based at Fitness Soul, 34 Tennant St, Edinburgh EH6 5NA.  

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