Instructor: Rob Runacres
Country: United Kingdom
Club: The Renaissance Sword Club / HEMAC

Contact: [email protected]

Bio: Rob is a HEMA instructor from the UK, practicing Rapier since 2008. Before that he practised a variety of martial arts, as well as sports fencing and distance running.

Rob’s main passions are for rapier forms and the Bolognese sidesword, and he has taught a variety of workshops in Europe, of particular note rapier and cloak, rapier and dagger and sidesword and dagger. The main Masters he studies are Salvatore Fabris and Francesco Alfieri, but within a wider context of other Italian authors, as well as French and Spanish. At present he is working with The Renaissance Sword Club  to translate a number of French treatises, including L’espée de combat (Dancie, 1623) and Le Maistre D’Arme Liberal (Besnard, 1653).

Rob is a strong believer in Western Martial Arts as a modern discipline with historical roots, rather than simply a recreation of specific treatises. He is perhaps happiest when teaching and has taught workshops in France, Belgium, Germany and Spain.

In January 2013, Rob was privileged with honorary membership of De Taille and d’Estoc and today he is working with The Renaissance Sword Club.

Rob is available to teach private individuals or classes in the UK or workshops at events in the UK or abroad. He has a number of pre-prepared workshops or can tailor to suit specific requirements.


Complete Introduction to the Rapier
Past the Point: Rapier voids, giratas and passes in defence and in the attack
The Single Rapier
Rapier and Dagger
Introduction to Rapier and Cloak
Dall’Aggochie’s Single Sword
Dall’Aggochie’s Sword and Dagger

Contact: [email protected]