Class for May 12, 2024

This week at Crossing Fight School, we will be going through the next series of plays from Paurenfeyndt’s Longsword. We are approaching the end of the treatise, but there are a few key plays left to review which I’m hoping will prove both useful and...

Class for May 5, 2024

This week at Crossing Fight School, we will be having a rather unique class on field combat, led by none other than Ian Burgess-Linden. Ian is not only a learned and accomplished fencer, skilled in the arts of modern fencing and HEMA, but he is also a historian and...

Class for April 28, 2024

This week at Crossing Fight School, the Ladies Knight tournament will be ongoing over the weekend. Classes will be held on Sunday by some knowledgeable and gifted guest instructors beginning around 9 AM and going the length of the day. These classe are free to all...

Class for April 21, 2024

This week at Crossing Fight School, we will be reviewing the next section from Paurenfeyndt’s Longsword, including a few key plays involving the use of defense to enter measure. This, I am hopeful, will be of use to many of you, and prove to be a particularly...

Class for April 14, 2024

This week at Crossing Fight School, we will be reviewing Paurenfeyndt’s Fencing from the Sweeps, one of the most useful and effective commentaries on fencing from the lower guards with a Longsword. This section has a number of inventive devices which allow for...

Class for April 7, 2024

This week at Crossing Fight School, we will be entering the last third of the Paurenfeyndt Longsword text. Many of the plays in the first portion of this segment involve grappling of various kinds, so we should be able to cover several of them in this class. The plays...

Class for March 31, 2024

This week at Crossing Fight School, it is the return of Fight Week. As is our usual custom, since it’s the last Sunday of the month, we’ll be having a class that focuses on the development of strategy and technique. The time spent will be used to focus on...

Class for March 24, 2024

This week at Crossing Fight School, most of us will be at the Bucks Historical Longsword Intramural Tournament, so there will be no formal class. The floor will be open for those who want to spar amongst themselves and work on whatever they choose. I myself will be at...

Class for March 17, 2024

This week at Crossing Fight School, our study of Paurenfeyndt’s Longsword continues, and will include a partial review of plays 51 – 53 which proved somewhat opaque last week. Because of the Ascalon event in Ohio this weekend, attendance may be a bit...