Princes and Lords learn to survive with this art, in earnest and in play. But if you are fearful, then you should not learn to fence. Because a despondent heart will always be defeated, regardless of all skill.

- Fechtmeister Sigmund Ringeck, 1440


 Sometimes you will be as an extinguished light: do not doubt, you will soon be back. To gain the Art, not the old but the new, no effort was too great and very happy I am of having found it. I keep it secret, but as I let it go, I swear, it gives me riches and so it happens to those having this virtue.

-Fillipo Vadi, Liber de Arte Gladitoria de Dimicandi







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Fechter Darrell Vannostran 

Darrell Vannostran is a bass playing, photo taking, sword fighter. He studied karate as a small child and has always kept an interest in martial arts throughout his life. He has trained in wrestling, aikido, bojutsu, boxing, and Kung fu San Soo.

In April of 2016 he wanted to pick up sword fighting and found Cymbrogi. Since joining he's found a passion for learning all of the different aspects of historic European combat and is eager to train with any weapon he picks up. Having never been a fan of sport competition he's found great pleasure in tournaments that test his martial abilities.

Has competed in: Spring Fechten 2016  Geselle Fechten 2016 Lone Star Open 2016 WEIRD Open 2017