The Linacre School of Defence

The Linacre School of Defence

Studying the historical British martial arts of smallsword, backsword and pugilism.

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Training at the LSD

We intend to publish a series of short training manuals covering the weapon systems in our Core Syllabus. Unfortunately these have yet to be finished.


Here are some lesson plans used by instructors at the LSD.
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We present a number of essays on the subject of fencing.

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