This class builds on the relatively few surviving historical images of armored ground-fighting while armed with rondel-style daggers. We will explore methods of positional dominance, the skill of "riding" an opponent's movement and applying immobilizing holds to set up dagger thrusts to vulnerable targets such as the neck and underarms, as well as defenses and countering methods.
Recommended equipment; fencing mask, wooden dagger or 15-20" dowel with smoothed/padded tips. Any additional items of body armor (gorgets, gambesons, gauntlets, motocross/hockey/football/lacrosse torso and shoulder pads, etc.) will be welcome.