Kimberleigh Roseblade – Flower of battle

Kimberleigh Roseblade is a Fiorist with a flair for personal fitness and powerlifting. Kimberleigh has been going back to the basics of Fiore’s system- particularly focusing on Abrazare and Dagger and how these foundations are essential to understanding Fiore’s sword in two hands, and other weapons. Kimberleigh truly believes that to be a good fencer, one must look at the art as a holistic system.

Kimberleigh may be a Flower of Battle, but their greatest superpower is being an amazing emotional support human- whose powers only amplify when lifting up others and watching them shine. Kimberleigh gives great hugs, listens well, offers solid advice, and genuinely wants to see you happy and succeed. Basically, the equivalent of a golden retriever in human HEMA form.

You don’t need any kit or experience to do this class with Kimberleigh. Get in!

FIORE’S FURIOUS FIVE – An Introduction to Abrazare

Wrestling is inarguably the world’s oldest fighting style- and there are few better ways to teach the concepts of timing, distance, judgement and position than with grappling. In this workshop we will explore, in depth, the first five plays of Fiore’s Abrazare. Students will get the chance to see how the first five plays transition, or flow, from one to the other and will learn how to recognize when the opportunity to execute these plays present themselves in the grapple.

Art: Katja Hammond