3 Meetup Groups match “Fencing” near Tampa, FL
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This is a group for fencing enthusiasts to come together for sparring, practice, and training outside the expensive gyms and schools. This group is fantastic for any skill level from seasoned veterans to those who are just curious about checking it out. Instruction is given by John Beeler, a fencer with 20 years of experience. Currently we're meeting at his home and his backyard but that may change as the group grows.
We are a Historical European Martial Arts school in Largo's Highland Rec Center. We practice fighting with longswords, arming swords, bucklers, daggers, dussacks, polearms, etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_European_martial_arts We learn primarily from this manual (but a different translation): http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Joachim_Me%C3%BFer/Longsword Some fighting: www.youtube.com/thekriegschool
We dress up as pirates, go to dinner, play piratical games, historical re-enact duels using pistols, swords, knifes of different counties n' time periods. This is not a real duel, but a play re-eanacting of a duel. We also hold sword fighting and black powder firearms training classes every month. Instead of just dressing up as pirates n' drinking, we seek to engages in more active pursuits will having fun n' learning certain pirating skills.
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