There are various
degrees of acceptable clothing, depending on the circumstance of training,
the safety required and the general goal of the School. The School has
various sources to acquire the equipment at very reasonable prices.
Outlined below are the standards in place for our various levels of
Our general gear requirements are for learning techniques, applying
principles, warmup and discussions.
of black athletic pants and a gold LHSD t-shirt or long sleeve shirt.
Shirts are available at minimal cost during training sessions. Light
gloves are also recommended.
Our Longsword requirements are for practice of techniques using aluminum
longswords and unarmoured bouting with approved weapons. Detailed descriptions
and usage will be posted and are available during training sessions.
This equipment is valid for use of all weapons types and should be considered
standard equipment for weapons training. School masks are available
on a limited basis.
Padded jack or arming coat
We practice fully armoured bouting with steel, rebated swords for special
events and practice of techniques and principles. Standards will be
posted in the near future.