A video from our recent free fencing session. I have been working with Marozzo’s two-handed sword lately, and decided to have a go at trying the system in free fencing. Matias is trying to make my life difficult using Fiore’s style. I am fencing in black plastron, Matias is wearing the brown one.

There are a few interesting points in this video, such as a lot of gioco stretto attacks at :30, after which Matias decides to withdraw into largo and he gets hit for that, and at 1:19 I attack using the beginning of primo assalto.

The full fight is available at my Vimeo page as well, but this shorter one is of course nicer to watch (the full one is around ten minutes long.

Also check out the School of European Swordsmanship demo done earlier this month in Ropecon (an international role-playing gathering). I did not take part in the demo, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be worth watching.