DISCLAIMER: Massachusetts Historical Swordsmanship is not legally associated with Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy or Worcester Fencing Club. MHS is a community of fencers taught by Dr. Ken Mondschein and "the community" is not affiliated legally with either club. Classes are offered separately through MHS and PVFA.

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Longsword Drilling in Tempo with Footwork


Ken Mondschein and Bryan Larkin demonstrate drilling German longsword concepts with tempo (paying attention to vor and nach) and tactical use of footwork to create opportunities to take the vor and hit.

Vor Nach/Right of Way


Ken Mondschein (with the help of John Linscott) attempts to relate the sport-fencing concept of right-of-way to the German longsword ideas of vor and nach.