A Swordsman’s Adventures in London – Day 3 – London Historical Fencing Club

Disclaimer: I actually really like Filipo Vadi as a source, but I can’t let anyone else know that.

I travelled to the resting site of William Marshal at Temple Church. Marshal was a knight who won fame in tournaments, fought a war against Henry II before serving him, travelled to Jerusalem, oversaw the signing of the Magna Carta and defended England against a French invasion in his seventies, by riding into battle at Lincoln.

I then went to a class with LHFC, a historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) club based in central London, offering classes in Longsword, Rapier, Sabre, and Smallsword.

LHFC train using in a several different weapons and sword fighting styles. The historical sources which form the basis of their teaching range from the high medieval period, through the renaissance and into the early modern.

Massive shout out to Dan Powell here who gave me an awesome fight. I did fight a second person, but unfortunately the camera didn’t catch any of it.

You can find out more about LHFC at https://londonhistoricalfencing.club/

You can also find Jamie MacIver’s YouTube Channel about Vadi here: Vadi By the Source

For more information about HEMA in South Wales, visit: https://www.academyofsteel.com/

Academy of Steel does not own the right to any of the music in this video. All rights are reserved.

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