Fact Sheet

Name: Linacre School of Defence
Location: Oxford, England 
Established: January 6, 2000
Website: www.sirwilliamhope.org
Period: Late Period: XVII and XVIII Century
Classical Fencing: XIX Century
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arms/logos:
Number of
members/students:
20
Partners/branches/
associates/affiliates:
NA
Description: The Linacre School of Defence (LSD) is based at Linacre College, Oxford, and concentrates on the practice of historical English and British martial arts of the late 17th to the early 19th centuries. This includes both armed (small-sword, spadroon, bayonet, knife) and unarmed (pugilism, wrestling) techniques. We have concentrated our research and training mostly upon those works that can be considered part of an English system of defence. However, it is likely that such a system was prevalent throughout Britain rather than restricted to England. The master whose work sees most study is Sir William Hope (12MB), but others, such as Daniel Mendoza, are also studied. Full contact assaulting is used in addition to drills, and all practice is conducted as if preparing for a serious encounter.
Instructors:
, small-sword, spadroon, bayonet, knife) and unarmed (pugilism, wrestling)  
Ralph Lovegrove, small-sword, spadroon, bayonet, knife) and unarmed (pugilism, wrestling)  
Contact Information: snailMail:
Milo Thurston
c/o The Linacre School of Defence
The University Club
11 Mansfield Road
Oxford,  UK OX1 3SZ
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Tel: +1 01865 281658
Fax: +1 01865 281696

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Affiliated since: August 16, 1999 / Updated: January 3, 2008