Adrian Gunn

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  1. Hi Everyone! I'm retired military so I have some experience and training in MAC (modern army combatives - think MMA for the Army), but my current martial arts focus is HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts), specifically Late 14th-16th Century Italian historical fencing: longsword, dagger, sidesword, sidesword and dagger, sidesword and buckler, etc. I work primarily out of Fiore dei Liberi's Fior di Battaglia (longsword, rondel dagger, clinch fighting/grappling), Giovanni dall'Agocchie's Dell'Arte di Scrima Libri Tre, and Angelo Viggiani's Lo Schermo (sidesword). I've been doing it for three years now, and train twice a week with my HEMA Club, Boston Armizare. It's a lot of fun and has helps keep me active! Plus I get to have a lot of swords. Adrian "I am the sword, deadly against all weapons. Neither spear, nor poleaxe, nor dagger can prevail against me. I can be used at long range or close range, or I can be held in the half sword grip and move to the Narrow Game. I can be used to take away the opponent’s sword, or move to grapple. My skill lies in breaking and binding. I am also skilled in covering and striking, with which I seek always to finish the fight. I will crush anyone who opposes me. I am of royal blood. I dispense justice, advance the cause of good and destroy evil. To those who learn my crossings I will grant great fame and renown in the art of armed fighting." -Fiore Furlano de’i Liberi de Cividale d’Austria, 1404.