Sabre Cutting will be taught jointly with Richard Marsden. Together, they will teach a class that will cover both the theory and application of cutting with sabers! Blunt sabers will be available for the initial instruction portion of the class (or feel free to bring your own if you have one), and sharp loaners will be provided for instructor led cutting practice.
Phillip Martin has been the cutting instructor at the Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship for the past 5 years. During that time, he has competed and medaled in advanced cutting tournaments in the western US and Canada. At the Phoenix Society, he has trained in Fiore longsword and Marozzo greatsword and sword & buckler.
Phillip has been a student and teacher of martial arts for the past 15 years. Prior to joining the Phoenix Society, he spent a decade studying several Asian martial arts, including Jujitsu, Aikido and Shaolin Kung Fu. He has spent the past six years cutting tatami every week with a variety of edged weapons, including greatswords, longswords, arming swords, rapiers, sabers and daggers.