Introduction to 15th Century German Longsword

Following the incredible responses to our previous courses, the Hotspur School of Defence is in the position to offer another dedicated Introduction to 15th Century German Longsword! The course will run on Thursday nights for eight weeks and includes full Annual Membership to the School until March 2022 for those who want to continue at our regular classes.

Lead by Robert (Bob) Brooks, Marshal of the School

For over 26 years Bob has been a pioneer of Historical European Martial Arts. His work in the revival of medieval martial arts has seen him teach all over the world, provide expert consultancy for TV and film, including BBC, Channel 5 and particpate in ground-breaking research such as the study on Bronze Age Swords with Newcastle University. Over two months Bob and assistent instructors of Hotspur School of Defence will coach you through a comprehensive method of fencing as recorded in 500 year old historical texts. You will learn how to effectively perform a variety of strategic techniques with the knightly two-handed longsword including cuts, thrusts, footwork and control of distance.

Places strictly limited

Equipment provided
Covid protocols in place
2 hours a week for 8 weeks

Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence

Benfield Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4NU

Thursdays 7-9pm

January 13th - March 3rd

£110 Book your place

Over 18's only


Internationally recognised