Introduction to Italian Rapier Course

Want to learn what Inigo and the "Man in Black" are talking about?

Introduction to Italian Rapier is a great place to start.

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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

Cost: $125 for non CKDF members, $100 for CKDF members.

Required Equipment: Athletic clothing and shoes. Cup for men.

Recommended Equipment: Leather gloves, chest protection, fencing mask, rapier.

CKDF provides masks and swords.

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 Thibault were.


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Chris Treichel will teach the class.  

Chris has studied under Tom Leoni with the Order of Seven Hearts and has been an instructor for four years.

Through his studies and experience as a former Marine infantry officer, Chris posses an understanding of military combat tactics and patient instructional demeanor.

Currently his main interests in western marital arts are focused on studying rapier and small sword treaties.