Traditional Rapier*

Traditional Systems
Cup-hilt Rapier replica, close-up of hilt.

Traditional rapier fencing is a school of rapier that has been passed down from master to student within our lineage. It is a mixed doctrine containing elements of the French, Italian and Spanish schools of fencing. The rapier used is a Spanish type cup-hilt rapier that is shorter and lighter than those of the earlier periods. The dagger is also of the Spanish shell-guard type with a somewhat long blade. The emphasis is on sophisticated combinations of blade actions along with both circular and linear footwork.
Instruction in Traditional rapier includes single rapier, rapier & dagger, and rapier & cloak.
*Prerequisite: French foil, Sabre and Dueling sword.