Gray School of Arms fight team where happy to be hired by Dublin comic con for the second time to teach Destreza and fight choreography to the event attendees.
Dublin comic con, held in the RDS Dublin which ran from 9am until 5pm on Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd, is one of Ireland’s largest and most well known events held in the capital.
Gray School of Arms set up a cordoned off a demonstration area complete with back drop and table of historical weapons. Participants who attended the Knight training as it was called where given the opportunity to train under he supervision of professional swordsmen, each have experience within the stage/screen and martial arts world.
Each participant first started by learning about stage and screen fighting by learning a set piece of chirography which they then performed. While learning the fight sequence they where also told about tricks of the trade, from reactions, body language, camera positioning, timing and distance and much more.
Once completing their fight sequence, each participants was then given a demonstration and talk about how the weapons would have been used in combat. This was done by a show and tell where participants are given the opportunity to hold historical replicas of weapons (once used at our school) and to also learn about historical European marital arts and concluding the experience with staged photography.
Over 2000 participants where thought over the weekend by the Gray School of Arms team.