Red Sun Classical Fencing

The Traditional School of Classical Italian Fencing – Serving Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico


Upcoming Events

Radaellian Sabre Seminar, Saturday October 26th 2019

Red Sun Classical Fencing Sala di Armi
Located within Duke City Fencing
2840 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

[Note: Times and material may change at the discretion of Instructor Newton for the benefit of the class.]
10:00am-1:00pm: Radaellian Sabre core techniques
1:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm-5:00pm: Advanced techniques, exercises
5:00pm-6:00pm: Open Floor
7:30ish: After-party at Josh Gilbrech’s house, to include food, drink, and sharp swords!

Red Sun Classical Fencing, in honor of its 7th anniversary, is pleased to host Instructor Sean Newton of the Marquette University Classical Fencing Society and Milwaukee Swordplay Academy as he leads a workshop covering the techniques of Radaellian sabre presented in The Art of the Dueling Sabre by Settimo Del Frate (translated by Christopher Holzman), and Manual for the Theory and Practice of the Sword and Sabre by Giordano Rossi. This workshop is recommended primarily for classical fencers, HEMA practitioners, and SCA members, or any fencers that already have some experience with the sabre. The workshop will consist of technical and tactical exercises based on the material. The fee to attend the seminar is $25, payable by cash, check, or PayPal. Due to the weapons and techniques being used, and to optimize use of the space, the number of participants will be limited to 24. Please register using the form below.

-About Sean Newton-
Sean Newton is a board-certified Instructor at Arms (through the Sonoma State University Fencing Masters Certificate Program) with over 18 years of classical and historical fencing experience in several styles and weapons, though much of his interest and study has been devoted to the sabre. Instructor Newton currently provides regular instruction at the Classical Fencing Society’s Marquette University branch and the Milwaukee Swordplay Academy in Milwaukee WI, and over the years has taught for such organizations as the Milwaukee Turners Society, University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Brookfield Academy High School, and during time in Eugene OR, at the Northwest Fencing Academy under Maestro Sean Hayes. He has traveled to compete in classical fencing tournaments nationwide, as well as host and direct several in Milwaukee. He has also traveled to provide instruction in the sabre through teaching workshops and seminars like this one.

-Weapon: A sabre mounted with an Italian Dueling Sabre blade (such as those from Darkwood Armory or Castille Armory) is highly recommended for this workshop. Modern sabre blades (such as the S2000) can be used if there is no other option available to the participant. Each participant is expected to provide their own sabre for the class.

-Protective Equipment: Standard fencing equipment (mask, underarm protector, jacket, and padded glove) is required at minimum. Due to the nature of the weapons and techniques being used, the following additional protective equipment is highly recommended:
a. Elbow protection: an elbow pad, or an oversleeve for the entire weapon arm
b. Additional torso protection: hard chest protector for either sex
c. Anatomy-Specific protection: Groin athletic protector for men, and a chest protector for women
d. Outer layer protection: A plastron over the jacket, a mask protector, and/or a heavy-duty glove
For other clothing requirements and recommendations, please visit the Class Information page of this website.


Current number of available openings: 12

By filling out the registration form and hitting Submit, I acknowledge, agree to, and understand that: I am fully aware of and appreciate the risks, including the risk of catastrophic injury, paralysis and even death, as well as other damages and losses, associated with participation in fencing practice and events. I further agree on behalf of myself, my heirs, and personal representatives, that Expressive Inertia LLC d/b/a Red Sun Classical Fencing (and its Instructor, Ryan Mank), the host organization (Duke City Fencing), and sponsors of any Red Sun Classical Fencing sanctioned event, along with the instructors, volunteers, employees, agents, officers and directors of these organizations, shall not be liable for any injury, loss of life or other loss or damage occurring as a result of my participation in fencing practices or events, or as a result of equipment that may have been provided to me for these activities.

Registration Form

Past Events

Red Sun Classical Fencing Intra-Sala Tournament, Sunday May 19th 2019

Red Sun Classical Fencing 5th Anniversary Tournament, Saturday June 17th, 2017

Red Sun Classical Fencing Intra-Sala Tournament, Sunday July 31st 2016

Spanish Swordsmanship Seminar, Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th 2016

Radaellian Sabre Workshop, Saturday November 14th and Sunday November 15th 2015

Paschen Rapier Seminar, Saturday May 30th and Sunday May 31st 2015

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