The BSIS syllabus begins with rapier combat. At Scholar, our more experienced fencers are introduced to a variety of off-hand weapons:  dagger, buckler, cape, rodela, bracer, and gauntlet.  On occasion, we have an all-in class in weapons such as the massive montante, or replica three-headed flail.


The frontispiece from the Resumen de la verdadera destreza de las armas en treinta y ocho aserciones (Handbook of the True Skill of Arms in Thirty-Eight Assertions), by Miguel Perez de Mendoza y Quixada, published in 1675. The author is pictured with the weapons he discusses in the book.