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Sword School Wichita is a traditional Italian fencing school located in Wichita, KS.

We teach the three typical fencing weapons of foil, spada (épée) and sabre, as well as late 17th-19th century spada, and Radaellian sabre.

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Update: Parks and Rec beginner and intermediate classes have been combined into one class this session.First class is tonight, starting at 6:30pm. Beginner class runs to 7:30, Intermediate continues until 8pm, though Beginner class members are welcome to stay the full time. Reminder: Athletic clothing and shoes please. Please do *not* wear jeans. Shorts are acceptable. ...
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Autotranslate is pretty iffy here, but you can get a sense of the life of our great-grandmaster, Italo Santelli. ...
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3 months ago

Sword School Wichita - Sala d'Armi
Sword School Wichita - Sala d'Armi ...
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A quick look back to a clip from a sword and dagger lesson in 2019. Feints and defense against feints. youtu.be/cUKl4fjcPYc ...
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A few thoughts on measure, and why we should stay out of it, until we need to be in it. ...
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I missed re-sharing this on the anniversary of the day, but nonetheless, an imporant event both in the history of the formation of the Kingdom of Italy and for Giuseppe Radaelli, the founder of our sabre method.On this day in 1859, the Battle of Solferino and San Martino was fought between the Kingdom of Sardinia (along with their French Allies), and the Austrians, as part of a short campaign that ended with the Italians kicking the Austrians out of Lombardy. It is a notable battle because its brutality and treatment of the wounded inspired the first Geneva Convention and the founding of the International Red Cross, and also because Maestro Giuseppe Radaelli (as a volunteer) and then-Lt. Settimo Del Frate participated in the battle (at San Martino) as part of the 2nd Squadron of the Cavalleggeri di Monferrato, under the command of Radaelli's patron and fencing student Capt. Cav. Gerolamo Avogadro. Radaelli received a commendation for resolute and courageous behavior throughout the day. ...
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Ok - We have the minimum number registered for the intermediate class to run at Edgemoor Parks and Rec. Yay, Air Conditioning!!!!!!!We will be in the gym tonight, 6:30-8pm, and in the club room for the rest of the session (unless the gym is not rented - they've been renting it out since we haven't been having classes) given our very small class size this session. If we get back to our usual class size in fall session, we'll be back in the gym.If anyone wants to drop in for a foil/epee/sabre/rapier lesson who hasn't been in our classes before, you will need your own mask/jacket/glove. Loaner foil/epee/sabre are available. If you want rapier or rapier/dagger lessons, please let me know in advance, as I don't always bring a rapier. Given our class size this session, it won't be hard to fit 1-2 extra people in for 15-25 minute individual lessons.Parks and Rec charges a floor fee of $4/night for people who aren't enrolled - payable to the person in the office, not to me. ...
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