Make a lane, you lubbers! I’m a-coming.

Cutlass with the 1595 Club.

Make a lane, you lubbers! I’m a-coming.

1595 - Crouching Lurcher

1595 Club - the study & practice of Renaissance Martial Art applied to the Science of Defence

Romeo and Juliet Workshop

On the 26th of January 2014 The 1595 Club were invited to give a talk and demonstration to the Scaffold Shakespeare theatre company exploring Saviolo’s connection to the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Here is a short piece with some footage and images of the day.

Renaissance Combat From The 1595 Club (aka. Historical Fencing or European Martial Arts)


Unarmed exercises and improvisations inspired by the opening actions of Saviolo’s Long Ward sequence.


The science of Saviolo applied to the gentlemanly art of the walking stick.

Sketches - Sword & Shield

1595 Club demonstration at Kinkell Castle, The Black Isle, Scotland, 2012.

Demo Exhibition Skirmishing

In 2012, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 1595 Club, we held a ‘non-competitive’ exhibition skirmish with the proceeds going to the charity of choice of the ‘winner’. This video explained the rules of the exhibition.

The 1595 London Class - Sword Drills