Agrippa vs DiGrassi - A Question of Style
The rapier is a very versatile weapon, the masters who wrote treatises on it were well aware of this and developed styles of their own which had both advantages and disadvantages when matched against each other.
In this workshop we will look at the styles of two masters from the second half of the 16th century, Camillo Agrippa and Giacomo DiGrassi and put them against one another. Come and find out which style is more likely to get you the final edge.
Suitable for beginners as well as those experienced with the rapier, this workshop is open to all.
Cost and sign-up
Cash payment on arrival, members should pay deposit beforehand, please contact email@example.com
to confirm your place at this event. Deposits are half of the relevant price for attendance.
- £15 non-members
- £10 members
This fee will cover event admission and tea/coffee/biscuits.
Refunds cannot be guaranteed and will only be made on a discretionary basis by the organisers once the event is over.
Kirk O'Field lower hall (access off Brown street)
A small kitchen area will be available for use for tea and coffee making.
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Programme of events
|13:00 - 13:20||Warm-up|
|13:20 - 14:15||Session 1|
A basic introduction to the Agrippa and diGrassi rapier systems.
|14:20 - 15:15||Session 2|
Continuation of introduction to the Agrippa and diGrassi rapier systems.
|15:15 - 15:30||Break for tea and biscuits|
|15:30 - 16:30||Session 3|
A practical comparison of the core techniques of both systems.
|16:30 - 17:00||Free-play and discussion time|
Please attend wearing loose, practical, comfortable clothing with soft-soled training shoes and long sleeves. All skin should be covered. Beginners need only bring a sturdy pair of gloves such as leather gloves or gardening gloves.
Some equipment will be available to borrow. If you do borrow equipment it is on the condition that it is returned in the same, preferably better, state it was lent in, any damage is to be compensated for.
The following equipment is strongly recommended in order to participate fully in the event:
- Fencing mask - ideally 1600N with a 25 kg rated mesh
- Fencing jacket
- Plastron / Chest guard
- Rapier / Sidesword
If there is any difficulty with acquiring any of this then please get in touch before the event.