Advanced (Level 3)
The BADC Advanced (Level 3) qualification is intended to follow on from the Intermediate (Level 2) course, but students who achieved a grade of Gold or Distinction on their Standard fight test may opt to progress straight to Advanced at the discretion of their teacher. The Level 3 course aims to develop the students’ existing skills and push them towards an advanced level of technique and performance in five separate fighting systems. Eighteenth Century Smallsword is mandatory due to the accuracy, pace and finesse required. The remaining four weapons commonly include Sword & Shield, Medieval Longsword, Knife, Quarterstaff, Military Sabre and Advanced Unarmed.