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.
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.