The San Antonio Sabre Training Center in Texas will be opening up for sabre classes this fall, with a new class focusing on the sport’s roots.
A sabre class is the culmination of a yearslong process to develop a new sabre.
Sabre is a type of fighting art that emphasizes quick, powerful strikes.
Sabre has long been popular in mixed martial arts (MMA), but its popularity has grown in recent years as fighters have become more skilled and more physically fit.
The sport has also gained more mainstream acceptance.
“We wanted to be a center where people can come in and learn how to train and practice,” Sabre instructor and owner Brandon Schoell said.
The new class will take place from October 16-21 at the Sabre Center in San Angelo, Texas.
It will be held indoors, but the classes will take students outside.
Schoel said it’s important to keep students safe.
“There are lots of risks and things that can happen, so we’re going to have them in a safe environment and that’s why we’re making it indoor,” he said.
Schoell will also be providing instruction on the use of a sabre belt and how to practice.
He said there are some tips for beginners on how to protect themselves in case they’re ever hurt.
“The first thing you want to do is get a good grip on your sword, your opponent’s sword, to ensure that your safety is good,” he explained.
“Once you get that grip down, you’re in a good position.”
The sabre school has also partnered with a local fitness center to provide some additional instruction.
Sabrecarm, a local workout company, will be providing classes for the class.
“Our mission is to empower the next generation of athletes to train with and to improve their skills,” Sabrecamp CEO and co-founder Mike Williams said in a press release.
“It’s a great way for Sabrecam to give back to our community by giving people an opportunity to build their skills and build self-esteem.”
Sabre, the world’s oldest fighting sport, was first introduced to the U.S. in the early 1900s.
The tradition of fighting has evolved and developed over the decades, with many fighters choosing to embrace the sport of boxing.
In 2016, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) officially banned the sport.