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Guy Windsor July Workshop

CBA is pleased to welcome Guy Windsor for a two-day workshop on July 13-14. Registrations will be limited for an active experience in the club, so register at the club with Brandon and mark your calendar! 
(If you are not a CBA member, send an email to Brandon at and have a spot reserved for you.)

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Consulting Swordsman Dr. Guy Windsor is acclaimed and respected both as a teacher and a pioneering researcher of medieval and renaissance martial arts. He began his professional historical martial arts career when he founded The School of European Swordsmanship in Helsinki, Finland, in 2001.

Awarded a PhD by Edinburgh University for his seminal work recreating historical combat systems, Guy has written numerous books for historical martial artists, such as:

  • The Medieval Longsword, The Medieval Dagger, From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Practice: the longsword techniques of Fiore dei Liberi 

  • The Art of Sword Fighting in Earnest

  • The Duellist’s Companion

  • The Swordsman’s Companion

  •  The Theory and Practice of Historical Martial Arts

  • The Rapier Workbook series, and

  • The Armizare Workbook

    Latest edition:  From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Practice:
    the wrestling techniques of Fiore dei Liberi

About the Workshop


Medieval Longsword: Integrating Fiore’s Art of Arms, and countering Liechtenauer
Saturday, July 13  (8am - 11am)  and Sunday,  July 14 (10:30am - 1:30pm)
Registration required in advance; cost: $150

We will begin with an overview of Fiore’s Art of Arms out of armor, on foot, and look at integrating the concepts from the abrazare to the dagger and the longsword. We will then apply them to Liechtenauer problems. How can a mezano counter a zwerchau? What do we do with a Zornhau Ort? 

We will also work on skill development: bridging the gap between choreographic execution of the plays in the manuscripts and actually applying their lessons in a more competitive environment.

You are encouraged to bring questions and suggestions. We will plan the exact content of the seminar together in the first few minutes of each day, so if there is a specific technique, play, or concept you want Guy to cover, make sure you ask for it.

To register for the workshop, please let Brandon know at your next visit to the club or email him at If you are coming from out of the area or are not a member, you are still welcome!  Email Brandon and let him know you'll be attending so we can reserve a spot for you.

Please bring standard HEMA protective apparel. A longsword training simulator of some kind, a dagger simulator, and a mask will be required. Additional equipment may be useful but not essential.

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