SoCal Swordfight

February 15 - 17, 2019

About SoCal Swordfight

Held in Huntington Beach CA, SoCal Swordfight hosts a robust and diverse class schedule that features some of the most respected instructors and competitors from the HEMA community. There are a plethora of tournaments to engage fighters of all skill levels, and the event boasts some of the best camaraderie and sportsmanship between competitors in HEMA. Learn More

What We're Teaching

02/15/2019 10:00 AM- Artful Rapier Guards of Giganti
n this class we will explore the concepts and uses of Giganti’s “Artful Guards” as described in his 1606 text.
These rapier and dagger guards/plays offer a great insight into Gagniti’s fencing style and open the doors to greater exploration of the unspoken communication between two fencers.
Some loaner gear will be available however please bring a gorget, mask, rapier, dagger, and other desired gear if you have them.
This class is open to all but a basic understanding of rapier fencing will be useful.
Instructor: Ryan Shapiro

02/16/2019 02:45 PM- Sidesword: 3 Ways to Control the Start of the Fight
Throughout Marozzo’s rich text, he uses a repeatable series of techniques to guide the opponent’s entrance into the fight.
Once the opponent is on one of these paths, they are quickly struck. We will explore three different approaches, which apply to a multitude of scenarios.
This flexible 3-part lesson works with bucklers/shields or without. If you have one, please feel free to bring it.

Flexible for sword alone or sword & shield
Instructor: Gary Chelak

02/16/2019 06:15 PM- Joachim Meyer's Dussack
This class will present fundamental and intriguing techniques for dussack play from Joachim Meyer's seminal 1570 text. We will be working both form and light contact/slow drilling, so there will be room
for all interest levels. Students should come with protection that suits their level of contact interest, no armor will work form only, Mask and elbow pads at minimum for slow contact, additional torso
and forearm protection for more up tempo work. If possible bring a wood, leather, or synthetic dussack, messer, or stota simulator. Some loaners will be available on a first come-first served basis.
Instructor: Jeff Jacobson

Who's Fighting

02/15/2019 01:00 PM

Michael Schachtner
Ryan Shapiro
Wendy Marques

02/15/2019 05:30 PM
Advanced Longsword

Jeff Jacobson

02/16/2019 09:30 AM
Women's Longsword

Wendy Marques

02/16/2019 01:00 PM
Open Steel Longsword

Carl Peterson

02/16/2019 04:30 PM
Open Synthetic Longsword

Joshua Moore
Michael Schachtner {Bronze}
Wendy Marques

02/17/2019 08:15 AM

Ronan Relosa
Ryan Shapiro {Bronze}

02/17/2019 10:30 AM
Open Rapier (and Dagger)

Michael Schachtner
Ronan Relosa

02/17/2019 01:15 PM
Advanced Rapier (and Dagger)

Jeff Jacobson {Silver}
Ryan Shapiro

Our Judges, Corners, and Support

Tattershall School of Defense, Southern California
1335 Loma Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90804