Author Archives: Gindi Wauchope

Swordfighting – Come & Try Class

Have you ever wanted to learn how to fight with a sword?
This free class will give a taste of fighting with a variety of Medieval and Renaissance swords and companion weapons.

REGISTER HERE

Learn how to use the knightly longsword, and renaissance rapier. Plus the correct way to defeat a knight in armour and swash a buckler.

The following week will be the start of a short course – how to fence with the sword & dagger.

Adults and older kids
Session 1, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Session 2, 8:30 – 9:30 pm

REGISTER HERE

Details
6th October 2018

Cost
Free!

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 3072

Christmas Party 2018

Christmas party for students at the Melbourne Salle and friends.

We could do some fencing, or boffers, wrestling, or dancing may also be involved.

Bring a plate, something nice to share. At minimum we will have a barbecue, with sausages and bread.

 

Time
Saturday 15th of December
3:30 pm onward

Venue
Melbourne Salle
4/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 3072

Cost
Free

I.33 Sword & Buckler Course

Join us over 5 weeks as we journey through the oldest sword & shield treatise from Europe – MS I.33, which was written in the 1320s.

The style emphasizes closing and dominating actions to remain safe and defeat the opponent. Everything is a weapon for you to use, including your opponent’s shield.

REGISTER HERE
and here’s the Facebook event.

Details
The course runs for 5 consecutive Wednesday evening classes, starting on the 24th of October and concluding on the 21st of November. Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12/62-64 Oakover Rd, Preston) and will start at 8:30 pm and finish at 9:45 pm. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

Pricing
As always, the first class is free. Bookings are required – we need to ensure there’s equipment for everyone. If you’re already a monthly all-classes-included member, this course is included too!

Otherwise it’s $70 for students of the SHF and affiliated schools, or $145 for new students (this covers the cost of the class, as well as school membership and attendance at all SHF classes for the duration of the course).

Payment
Payment can be made via cash, bank transfer, paypal or credit card. If you would like to pay via cash or bank transfer please contact us to arrange payment. If you would like to try the free class before you commit to paying – register using the same form and then skip the paypal payment window.

REGISTER HERE

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12 / 62 – 64 Oakover Rd
Preston VIC 3072

Swordfighting Beginners Course

Join our beginners course in Swordfighting. This course will teach the fundamentals of Italian Rapier according to 17th Century manuals. Rapier is the style of musketeers, courtiers, and duelists – a precise science from the enlightenment.

REGISTER HERE
and here’s the Facebook event.

Details
The course runs for 8 consecutive Tuesday evening classes from the 16th of October, and concluding on the 4th of December.  Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12 / 62-64 Oakover Rd Preston) and will start at 6:30 pm and finish at 8 pm.

The first class is free! Please book to ensure enough equipment to go around. Students should wear comfortable black pants (tracksuit preferred) and a t-shirt.

Pricing
As always, the first class is free. Bookings are required – we need to ensure there’s equipment for everyone.

The whole course costs $180 for adults, and $155 for concession, which includes annual membership in the school and attendance at all of the regular classes at the school as well. Equipment is also provided.

Payment
Payment can be made via cash, bank transfer, paypal or credit card. If you would like to pay via cash or bank transfer please contact us to arrange payment. If you would like to try the free class before you commit to paying – register using the same form and then skip the paypal payment window.

REGISTER HERE

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12 / 62 – 64 Oakover Rd
Preston VIC 3072

Longsword Open Tournament

Have you been learning fencing for a while?

Now is the time to start competing – The Longsword Open is a tournament focusing on the medieval sword held in two hands. The tournament will be friendly and safe. Fight or Watch you will be welcomed, we even have swords and some protective equipment to borrow.

BOOK HERE

Schedule
Sunday 14th of October

10 am – Hall opens for rego and warmup tournament
10:30 – Registrations close
11 am – Two Handed Sword Tournament
12 pm – Lunch break
1 pm – More tournament and finals
3 pm – Pub

Longswords and feders will be restricted to a total length of less than 125 cm and must meet weight and flex requirements – some swords will be available to borrow on the day as well.

All other rules – to be advised.

Costs
Participant – $25
Spectators & Staff – Free

BOOK HERE

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston Vic 3072

Rapier fencing at Guy Windsor Workshops 2017

Swordfighting – Come & Try Class

Have you ever wanted to learn how to fight with a sword?
This free class will give a taste of fighting with a variety of Medieval and Renaissance swords and companion weapons.

Learn how to use the knightly longsword, and renaissance rapier. Plus the correct way to defeat a knight in armour and swash a buckler.

Kids class 9:30 – 10:30 am

Adults and older kids
Session 1 12:00 – 1 pm
Session 2 1:30 – 2:30 pm

No need to book, but if you would like to give us a heads up click going on Facebook or send us an email. While you are at it, Sign up to our newsletter to find out about the next event we run.

Details
6th October 2018

Cost
Free!

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 3072

Free Kids Class

Free kids class to before term 3. Classes are suitable for children aged 6 – 12.

Later that day there will be a free class for adults and older children

The basics of fighting with Longsword, and the associated wrestlings skills will be taught using  foam weapons. Learning knightly combat is great fun and teaches virtues like respect, patience, and courage.

The following Saturday, regular classes for children will continue at the same time and place.

Time
Saturday 6th October 2018
9:30 – 10:30 am

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston Vic 3072

Cost
Free!

Sword & Buckler Open Tournament

The Sword & Buckler Open is a set tournaments with a focus on historical techniques.

BOOK HERE

Schedule
Sunday 23rd of September

9 am – hall opens for rego and warmup
10 am – Speed Single Sword tournament
11 am – Sword & Buckler Tournament
12 pm – Lunch break
1 pm – More Sword & Buckler tournament and finals
3 pm – Pub

The Speed Single Sword will be a fast, safe, and fun tournament. The Sword & Buckler tournament will be a serious, safe, and fun tournament.

Acceptable swords are any sparring safe sword that would historically (pre 1600) have been paired with a buckler, including: arming sword, broadsword, sidesword, messer, and others,

Full Rules

Costs
Participant – $25
Spectators & Staff – Free

BOOK HERE

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston Vic 3072

Spanish Fencing Course

Join us over 6 weeks as we explore Spanish fencing from the ground up. Learn how swords and geometry intersect in your opponents body 😉

This exciting style of swordsmanship was popular in Spain and Portugal for three hundred years and focuses on universal principles for the single sword.

Details
The course runs for 6 consecutive Wednesday evening classes, starting on the 12th of September and concluding on the 17th of October. Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12/62-64 Oakover Rd, Preston) and will start at 8:30 pm and finish at 9:45 pm. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

Pricing
As always, the first class is free. Bookings are required – we need to ensure there’s equipment for everyone. If you’re already a monthly all-classes-included member, this course is included too!
Otherwise it’s $80 for students of the SHF and affiliated schools, or $145 for new students (this covers the cost of the class, as well as school membership and attendance at all SHF classes for the duration of the course).

REGISTER HERE
and here’s the Facebook event.

Box Hill Beginners Course

Join our beginners course in Swordfighting. This course will teach the fundamentals of single sword according to the Bolognese tradition and particularly Giovanni dall’Agocchie’s 1572 book.

The course runs for 8 consecutive Thursday evening classes from the 23rd of August, and concluding on the 11th of October. Classes will be held at the Box Hill North Scout Hll (31 Tyne St, Box Hill North) and will start at 7 pm and finish at 8:15 pm.

The first class is free! Please book to ensure enough equipment to go around. Students should wear comfortable black pants (tracksuit preferred) and a t-shirt.

The whole course costs $180 for adults, and $155 for concession, which includes annual membership in the school and attendance at all of the regular classes at the school as well. Equipment is also provided.

REGISTER HERE