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5 February

Knight School: Broadsword


Try your hand at swinging a sword like the Knights on a long-forgotten battlefield or parry the blows of a creature of darkness. 

This workshop will put you through your paces with a range of footwork, stances, attacks, and defences that form the foundation of stage and screen combat fighting. We will be building on skills covered in our previous Taster for a Tenner workshops but also recapping so no previous experience is necessary. 

Suitable for 16 plus, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Advanced bookings only

This is a physical workshop as such a basic level of fitness it required to take part. 

Find out more about Swashbuckling Cornwall here: 

What is stage/screen combat:

Stage/Screen combat is the sort of fighting you see on stage and screen, where we create the illusion of combat and conflict without anyone getting hurt! It’s origins go back to the ancient world, with the modern form starting in the Elizabethan era. Find out more here:

We reserve the right to alter course times, course content and to cancel classes due to any unavoidable and /or unforeseen circumstances.

We reserve the right to refuse or terminate admission or tuition at any time.

By booking a place on this course, you accept the terms and conditions of the Company and release it from blame for any injury during the course.

More of the H&S statement and Ts & Cs can be found here:



Knight School: Broadsword

Sunday 5th February 1pm - 3pm 

Tutor: Henry Austwick

Cost: £25 including £1 Poly Fund.



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