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 Garrett Baker

Ever since my first class in April of 2016, I knew that becoming a warrior would be a life long journey of mine. I constantly want to strive and learn the art of fighting because I believe there is a special inherent feeling that one can only get from combat. I strive for that feeling.

 

I mainly study German Longsword, but I also enjoy reading and practicing wrestling, dagger, saber, and pole axe material. I have achieved the rank of Fechter under Jeremy Pace and currently hold a spot on the 2017 Cymbrogi Tournament Team. 

I competed in:  Gesselle Fechten 2016, Spring Fechten 2016, Lone Star Open 2016 (Top 8).