2021/2022 TRAINING SCHEDULE

The AHF now uses a two month block system so that we can move between systems, and cover as much material as possible. We alternate between instructors at each site, so you do not practice the same thing twice at the same time. You are not required or expected to buy a weapon specific to each block, though you may if you so choose. If you have any questions about the blocks, timing or equipment, please contact one of the instructors (Michael Thomas and Nick Thomas).

SOUTH WALES

BRISTOL

JULY-AUGUST

Weapon: Sidesword
Source: Joachim Meyer (1570)
Primary Instructor: Michael Thomas
Special equipment: A straight single-handed sword. Sidesword, spadroon or arming sword will work fine.

JULY-AUGUST

Weapon: Sabre
Source: Charles Roworth (1804)
Primary Instructor: Nick Thomas
Special equipment: A single-handed sword, ideally sabre.

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Weapon: Sabre/Smallsword
Source: Charles Roworth (1804)
Primary Instructor: Nick Thomas
Special equipment: A single-handed sword, ideally straight. Smallsword useful for October sessions.

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Weapon: Halberd
Source: Joachim Meyer (1570)
Primary Instructor: Michael Thomas
Special equipment: A staff or other polearm. Some can be borrowed or bought in class.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

Weapon: Dussack
Source: Joachim Meyer (1570)
Primary Instructor: Michael Thomas
What will I need? A short single-handed sword, ideally dussack, messer or sabre.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

Weapon: Broadsword
Source: Thomas Mathewson (1805)
Primary Instructor: Nick Thomas
What will I need? A single-handed cut and thrust sword.

JANUARY-FEBRUARY

Weapon: Sword & Dagger
Source: Mixed (Miller, Angelo, etc)
Primary Instructor: Nick Thomas
What will I need? A single-handed cut and thrust sword and dagger

JANUARY-FEBRUARY

Weapon: Longsword
Source: Joachim Meyer (1570)
Primary Instructor: Michael Thomas
What will I need? A longsword.

MARCH-APRIL

Weapon: Short Staff
Source: Joachim Meyer (1570)
Primary Instructor: Michael Thomas
Special equipment: A short staff. Some can be borrowed or bought in class.

MARCH-APRIL

Weapon: Rapier
Source: Ridolfo Capo Ferro (1610)
Primary Instructor: Nick Thomas
What will I need? Rapier, or sidesword, or smallsword