You know the best part of learning English Quarterstaff?
With a bit of practice you’ll be fending off two or even three guys with mere swords.
All with (if we’re being honest) a glorified stick.
How? Well, you’ll be:
- Training in an authentic style of staff fighting informed by six separate historical manuals written by master fencers.
- Practicing the style used to teach students the use of the Spear, Halberd and other polearms for centuries.
- Getting a feel for what a genuine staff fight from the past would have felt like using authentic techniques, specially designed equipment and modern fencing gear.
- Taking part in the rapidly growing worldwide study and practice of the Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA).
- Getting fit and meeting new friends in the most memorable way possible.
If you’re interested in fencing with the weapon most famous in English literature from Little John of “Robin Hood” to Egar of “King Lear” then click the link below to find out more about our club. If you want to learn more about the origins of the Quarterstaff in Britain then read our write-up on our free articles page.