Fiore longsword Monday 18-April

I was happy to return after a week’s absence. When I arrived, Haley had the beginners working on a nice drill setting up an attack followed by a triangle step to retreat. For the 8pm set, we worked on a … Continued

Guy Windsor Seminar — April 1-3, 2016

We’re pleased to welcome our technical advisor and instructor, Guy Windsor, to Seattle for another fun weekend of Italian Medieval Martial Arts. Focus this weekend will be on the Syllabus Form, the plays of Vadi, and effective freeplay. Schedule is: … Continued

Play 19 of the zogho stretto

I’ve been wanting to experiment on this play for a while. It is the 19th play of the zogho stretto and it appears on 30 Recto, bottom-left quadrant. Tom Leoni’s translation: “This is the high disarm. I push forward with … Continued

Medieval swordplay seminar with Guy Windsor

March 21, 2015 – 1:30-5:30pm at Jefferson Community Center in Seattle, Washington Maps and directions Lonin League is proud to sponsor a medieval swordplay seminar with Guy Windsor. Mr. Windsor is the founder of The School of European Swordsmanship in Helsinki; the … Continued

Fiore practice – week of 2-Feb 2014

We worked this week on the stretto play where the inside line is open. We got there by having one guy attack and then having the defender pass forward behind a mezzano.  We prepared for this by working first master … Continued

Fiore practice – 8 Jan

We headed back into the dangerous but satisfying realm of stretto last evening. The technical basics are covered in the three center crossings of Guy’s seven crossings drill. These three crossings have the following aspects in common: Point is in … Continued

Sunday Supplement

For a few years now we have held an informal Sunday morning practice, sometimes referred to as the Sunday Supplement. It’s just an open training session for members of both the medieval and 19th Century sides of Lonin. The curriculum … Continued

Flow in effect in the Fiore evening practices

Over the past few weeks we’ve gotten into a good flow with the evening practices. We still have a small crew but the past few weeks there have been 4-5 consistently in attendance and we have established a working pattern … Continued

Compressing time and space in Fiore sparring

Most longsword sparring rule systems give the combatants a lot of space to roam around in and a lot of time in which to do it. Those rules systems were developed for good reasons and we’re not taking issue with … Continued

Sword geeks in the park

Given the (for Seattle) high temperatures, we are training outside this week. We had a full turnout at the Arboretum last evening. The SPD officer present in the parking lot when we arrived, did not seem alarmed at our sword … Continued