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Barrel & Steel: Scottish Broadsword, Dueling and Beer

November 16 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
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Geek Fit Network and The Sword Conservatory presents Barrel & Steel, popup sword classes at Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending. Learn historic Scottish sword fighting at one of the triangle’s premiere breweries. Classes are taught by The Sword Conservatory and are open to men, women and children ages 13 and over. Adult ticket price includes your choice of one drink from Barrel Culture’s specialty beer menu. The youth ticket includes an age appropriate beverage. All skill levels are welcome to participate.
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SCOTTISH BROADSWORD: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Put on your best kilt and come learn the fundamentals of the Highland Broadsword, as taught to the Highland Regiments during the Napoleonic Wars. Travel back to the 18th Century, and learn the fundamentals of Scottish swordsmanship. Sparring will be done with fencing masks, professional grade safety swords, and shields.

18TH CENTURY DUELING : 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Learn the rules and techniques of a sword duel, as practiced circa 1800. Then use your newfound skills to defend your honor (using safety equipment)!