Old School Boxing Seminar

Two day seminar teaching the art of boxing as practiced by English 18th C prizefighters and WW1 soldiers.

The seminar will start with a two hour introduction to the various styles of boxing on a timeline from Mendoza to Haislet.

The rest of the seminar will focus on putting art into practice.

The Instructor
Stuart McDermid has been training in martial arts of one form or another for just shy of 25 years. After a long period exploring exclusively Asian systems, he came across the Modern Fencing-Kali blend taught by Guro Raymond Floro in early 2001 and became an instructor (now lapsed) after a few years of 1 on 1 coaching in knife, stick and standing striking.

Stu has run his own club since 2002 which initially offered training in Floro Fighting Systems whilst he researched and built a curriculum for practicing from European sources. Stu has taught and lectured at multiple Historical Fencing Conferences and given a number of seminars both in Sydney and Melbourne. Stu is a passionate student of coaching theory and in addition to his own research into the area has completed a Community Coaching Certificate with the Australian Institute of Sport.

Stuart currently teaches at Stoccata School of Defence in Sydney.

Book for the seminar here.


Saturday 23rd of May 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 24th of May    10 am – 4 pm

There will be a one hour break for lunch on both days.

Required Equipment
Mouth guard and 12-16 oz gloves.

Adults $105 ($115 after 30/3/15)
Concession $90 ($100 after 30/3/15)
Two hour introduction to historical boxing styles $10

Members of MSG affiliated schools (Aesir, MSG, FSV, SHF) receive $10 discount to attend the entire weekend.

School of Historical Fencing members attend the introductory session free!

Prices for the whole weekend will rise by $10 on the 31st of March and a further $10 on the 1st of May.

Carlton Scout Hall
12 Shakespeare St
Carlton North, Victoria 3054