Classical Fencing (not yet available)
Classical fencing is a competitive combat sport utilizing three weapons: foil, epee and sabre. It has standardized, internationally recognized governing rules of weapons, judging systems and scoring conventions, as well as specific rules of engagement for each weapon.
Olympic Fencing has its origins in Historical European Martial Arts, specifically smallsword, rapier and sabre and is governed by its own specific rules of competition with modern weapons but does not rely upon the demands of practical survival with period accurate historical weapons.
The purpose of Prima Spada Classical fencing and its associated rules is to provide safe, competitive modern fencing instruction with foil, epee and sabre for students in a group class format. Importantly, the use of the term "Classical" fencing denotes the use of non-electric weapons and protective equipment. This allows Prima Spada Classical Fencing instruction to be easily accessible to its students and to offer a more complex system of judging that encourages the use of good technique throughout a fencing bout.
Prima Spada Classical Fencing utilises all three modern weapons - foil, epee and sabre - in order to offer its students the full range of training possibilities and skill development. For more information regarding the weapons of Prima Spada, follow the link to the Weaponry section.
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Resources and Application
Prima Spada School of Fence adopts principles from a variety of sources in all of our historical fencing. This adoption of principles and actions from a variety of manuals allows Prima Spada students the opportunity to practice a comprehensive view of swordplay which focuses on the wider, more universal aspects of swordplay for a more fully rounded development of their skills.