Special Clinics in January 2021
Join RIFAC Head Coach Alex Ripa for a focus on special training and fencing skills!
Youth Medieval Italian Dagger: Sunday, 1/10, 10:30-12:30pm, recommended ages 11-15
Youth Medieval Italian Longsword: Sunday, 1/10, 1-3pm, recommended ages 11-15
Flicks and Other Cool Moves: Sunday, 1/17, 1-3pm, all ages
Cost: $50 per clinic
Fencers attending both clinics on Sunday, Jan 10 may bring a lunch and plan to stay at RIFAC in between sessions.
Youth Medieval Italian Dagger:
Learn the basics of medieval Italian dagger fighting from the manuscript of Fiore from 1410! Learn how to use the medieval “every-person” weapon. Workshop will cover the history of the weapon, how to hold, and basic offense and defense from this martial-arts system. Equipment provided.
Youth Medieval Italian Longsword:
Join Coach Alex for an introduction to the medieval Italian longsword martial-arts system of Fiore from his 1410 manuscript! In this workshop, participants will learn how to hold the steel longsword and wield it properly, and practice attacks, blocks, and footwork while learning the history of this amazing fighting system. Explore the origins of modern fencing moves!
Flicks and Other Cool Moves:
Covering as many exciting actions as we can fit in, Flicks and Cool Moves will introduce the proper flick (whip-over hits that land on the back of the opponent) technique and how to use them in a bout. We will also cover in-fighting (close distance fencing), as well as jumping actions and high-speed moves!
Cancellations given with at least 24 hour notice will receive a full refund.