Introductory Medieval Combat Workshop

The Armory Sword Guild will offer a hands-on introduction to medieval martial arts at a one-day workshop January 26, 2003. Dr. Jeffrey Forgeng, the world's only academic involved in reconstruction using actual techniques from medieval manuals, will take part in a one-day workshop on medieval combat on January 26, 2003 from 11:30-3:30 at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts. The symposium will cover a variety of styles, including sword and shield, two-handed swords, dagger and staff weapons. Dr. Forgeng will present a lecture on the historical reality behind modern practice.

The cost for the workshop is $30 for museum members and $50 for non-members and advance enrollment is required. The fee includes lunch. Participants must be 18 years old or older. For more information, visit the website or contact Dianne Berg at the Higgins Education Department (508-853-6015 x19 or via email at