Sabre Cutting will be taught jointly with Phillip Martin. 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.
Richard Marsden is a history teacher by trade and also the co-founder of the
Historical European Martial Arts club, the Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship, and has been fencing for over 20 years. He is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the HEMA Alliance. He has a Masters in Land Warfare, and is the author of 'HEMA in its Historical
Context', 'Polish Saber,' the 'Traveling Tyrant' series, and an RPG game. He teaches
history for a living and his wife tolerates his many eccentricities.