Term 1, 2023 classes in Longford will be studying English quarterstaff with a goal of studying the bill polearm.

The historical basis for this class is George Silver’s Brief Instructions Upon my Paradoxes of Defence (1604), Joseph Swetnam’s Schoole of Defence (1617) and Zach Wylde’s English Master of Defence (1711).

Students will need to purchase their own quarterstaff, HEMA gloves and protective equipme to participate.

Classes will be led by Matthew Boyd.

Fencing masks are available for beginner’s to use, though it is expected that students will purchase their own gear once committed to the class.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pair of leather riggers gloves.

Ages 14 up, limited places available.

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Systems We Teach

  • Quarterstaff
  • Bill


Term 4, 2022 Longford Green
Wellington Street, Longford



Thursdays 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Saturday morning if enough people are interested.


An annual fee of $25 to cover insurance needs to be paid to Stoccata Central directly (If you attend multiple branches, you need only pay the membership fee once).


$10/class for casual lessons


Matthew Boyd
mob: 0409525091

or you can use the contact form below.

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