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Milo Thurston

Milo Thurston

Milo Thurston – Linacre School of Defence

Milo is based in Oxford where he runs the Linacre School of Defence, which he founded in 1999 after training in modern fencing since 1989 and historical martial arts since 1997. Milo has taken a particular interest in Sir William Hope's various texts on fencing and well as a sideline in studying French methods of self–defence from the early 20th century and 18th century English pugilism. He has published an interpretation of Sir William's fencing methods and also a translation of Renaud's self–defence text from 1912.

At HDC Milo will be teaching Sir William Hope's New, Short and Easy method of fencing, primarily with the smallsword. You can see an example of the New Method in action in the video below. Milo will also teach a pugilism seminar, based on Walker's Pugilistic method from the 1840s, and other period sources. Find out more at the Linacre School of Defence