Italian Rapier Course
November 2 - December 14
Inigo Montoya: You are using Bonetti’s Defense against me, ah?
Man in Black: I thought it fitting considering the rocky terrain.
Inigo: Naturally, you must suspect me to attack with Capoferro?
Man in Black: Naturally, but I find that Thibault cancels out Cappferro. Don’t you?
Inigo: Unless the enemy has studied his Agrippa… which I have.
Want to learn what Inigo and the "Man in Black" are talking about?
The Capital Kunst des Fechtens rapier course is a great place to start.
For six weeks, you'll learn the basics of the art and science of Italian Rapier. During this class, you'll study basic footwork, attacks, defenses, and terminology associated with the skillful art of stabbing someone "with the pointy end. And by the end of the class, you might learn who Capoferro and Agrippa were.
Chris Treichel will teach the class.
Chris has studied under Tom Leoni with the Order of Seven Hearts where Chris has been an assistant instructor for four years. Chris posses an understanding of military combat tactics through studies and experience as a former Marine infantry officer. Currently his main interests in western marital arts are focused on studying rapier and small sword treaties.
What: Italian Rapier Course
When: Nov- 2 - Dec 14, Thursday nights, 7-8 PM. Meets weekly,
Where: Capital Area Budokai, 25 S. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA (Gym)
Cost: $125 for non CKDF members, $100 for CKDF members.
Required Equipment: Athletic clothing and athletic shoes. Pelvic Protection for Men.
Recommended Equipment: Leather gloves, chest protection, fencing mask, rapier.