Historical European Swordsmanship 

Saturday, Jan. 17

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If education is a weapon, imagine the power of weapon education. Maybe Benjamin Smith's presentation on historical European swordsmanship won't prepare you for world domination, but you will walk away with some newfound knowledge from a qualified teacher. On the website for his local European martial arts school, Hilt and Cross, Smith writes about studying the techniques of 15th century fencing masters Sigmund Ringeck and Hans Talhoffer and training to instruct the Xinzhu Bagua Association's Stealth Tiger Saber style. At the Library, Smith will demonstrate sword fighting techniques including longsword and dagger styles and If assistants are available, he'll also cover grappling arts, followed by a Q&A. Suitable for teens and adults.

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