This first instructor is none other than the infamous David Rawlings of the London Longsword Academy.
will teach two classes on Cavendish's Truth of the Sword (c. 1650).
Last weekend, Dave Rawlings
visited the School for Historical Fencing Arts
, to bring the fencing art of Girard Thibault\92s Academie de l\92Espée back to life during a two-day seminar, for the first time in the Netherlands since the seventeenth century.
During the entire seminar, Dave
really demonstrated the depth of his
research into Thibault\92s system.
really made it clear to us how much focus Thibault puts on aspects that might seem mere details at first glance, but he
also showed very clearly why these details can be so incredibly important.
gave the participants ample opportunity to attempt executing the techniques and principles, and to perfect them, so that the importance of the details could also become clear to us.
Of course, the seminar would not have been possible without my good friend Dave Rawlings
, and the short time he
spent with us, I once again laughed and learned a lot.
Also, you can still register for the two day workshop on Thibault with Dave Rawlings
However, we are bringing David Rawlings
to the Netherlands, to show us that the base of Thibault's system is simple and logical, and that it can be learned by anybody!