Cateran Society Fencer Wins Equestrian Broadsword Tournament


Equestrian broadsword competitions were a popular form of entertainment in the 19th century, but have not featured in the modern HEMA revival due to the rarity of competitors with skills in both riding and broadsword fencing.

Broadsword Academy Siberia, our branch school in Kemerovo, Russia, recently organized an experimental equestrian broadsword tournament featuring five competitors. Four of the five were professional riders. Daria Osipova, a Level I Mentor in the Cateran System, was victorious in the tournament using the mounted broadsword system of Henry Angelo as shown in his “Hungarian and Highland Broadsword.” Congratulations to Daria, Broadsword Academy Siberia and Daria’s instructor Sergey Osipov!

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