Follow the Intermediate Sword and Shield Lesson in Iron Thorn.
Cut-and-thrust fencing is a classic renaissance style of fencing evolving from the classic medieval arming sword/sword and shield style of fighting.
Sword and Shield (also known as Arming Sword) was the typical fighting style since the sword was first invented for warfare and remained so until shields began to be phased out and the Side Sword with Cut-and-Thrust fencing was developed in place of the Arming Sword (Bronze Age-Late 15th Century).
The longsword style of fencing was popularized in the German states, and later was used throughout Europe.
Any fencer who wants an intense course of study, and is willing to pair it with a strong commitment to learn will fit in RoR program. This is in line with the mentality of owning our own journeys and developing Citizenship. We want fencers to have more control over their learning and less dictated learning.