Author Archives: Gindi Wauchope

Short Course – All in Fighting against Nazism

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The SHF is thrilled to announce our five week course in the Fairburn Sykes system, starting on the 16th of November. If you’re already convinced, register here.

REGISTER HERE

During the second world war the allies needed a system which they could use to teach the everyday men and women who volunteered for action behind enemy lines. They needed it to be simple, silent and brutally effective.

Fairbairn Sykes is that system. Developed first on the mean streets of Shanghai during the roaring twenties it is a blend of Eastern and Western traditions of unarmed that has influenced military training to this day.

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.

As always, the first class is free. Bookings are required – we need to ensure there’s equipment for everyone. You should wear comfortable black pants (tracksuit preferred) and a t-shirt.

If you’re already a monthly all-classes-included member, this one is included too!
Otherwise it’s $60 for members of the SHF and affiliated schools, or $110 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).

Loaner equipment is available for the class to share as necessary.

REGISTER HERE
And here’s the facebook event.

Introduction to Fabris – Italian Rapier Fencing

The SHF is thrilled to announce our course in Rapier according to Salvator Fabris starting on the 28th of September. The course comprises 6 consecutive Thursday evening classes, concluding on the 2nd of November. If you’re already convinced, register here. REGISTER HERE

The course will teach Fabris’ method of fencing with the single rapier from the ground up based on his book Lo Schermo, overo Scienza d’Arme, which was published in 1606 and influenced fencing culture for centuries.

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.

As always, the first class is free. Bookings are required – we need to ensure there’s equipment for everyone. You should wear comfortable black pants (tracksuit preferred) and a t-shirt.
If you’re already a monthly all-classes-included member, this one is included too!
Otherwise it’s $80 for students of the SHF and affiliated schools, or $120 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).

Loaner equipment is available for the class to share as necessary.

REGISTER HERE
And here’s the facebook event.

August Beginners Course

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

The course runs for 8 consecutive Wednesday evening classes, concluding on the 20th of September. 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.

The whole course costs $170 for adults, and $145 for concession, which includes annual membership in the school and access to all of the regular classes at the school. Equipment is also provided.

REGISTER HERE

Women’s Swordfighting Course

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

The course runs for 8 consecutive Thursday evenings, starting on the 20th of July, and concludes on the 7th of September. 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.

The whole course costs $170 for adults, and $145 for concession, which includes annual membership in the school and access to all of the regular classes at the school. Equipment is also provided. The course needs a minimum of eight to proceed so remember to tell your friends!

REGISTER HERE

T-Shirt and Hoody Order

The T-Shirt and Hoody order will be submitted to the manufacturer on the 25th of April. When the T-Shirts arrive they will be brought to the Salle for pickup. T-Shirts cost $25 each and Hoodies cost $45. There also options for singlets, female cut hoodies, kids t-shirt and some variation in hoody style – these options are by arrangement only at present.

T-Shirts come in two styles, Men’s/Unisex:

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And Women’s, which will have the same logo and design but a slightly different cut:

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The Hoodies are unisex and come in the same colour and design as the T-Shirts.

T-Shirt Size
Mens/Unisex
S M L XL XXL 3XL
Chest (cm) 50 53 56 59 62 65
T-Shirt Size
Women’s
6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Chest (cm) 42 44 46 49 51 53 56 59

T-Shirt sizes seem to run large, if in doubt there will be t-shirts at training to try on (Men’s S, M, and L only unfortunately).

Hoody Size S M L XL XXL 3XL
Half Chest (cm) 56 59 62 65 68 71
Body Length (cm) 70 72 74 76 78 80

There are two ways to order:

  1. you can email info@historicalfencing.com.au with you desired cut and size and pay via bank transfer or cash.
  2. You can order and pay via paypal or credit card using the paypal buttons below.

School T-Shirt – Men’s/Unisex style


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School T-Shirt – Women’s style


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School Hoody – unisex style


Size


Swordfighting – Women Only Come & Try Class

Have you ever wanted to learn how to fight with a sword?
This free Women’s only 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.

If you decide you like it, beginners are welcome at all the regular classes we offer and we may run a regular women’s only class depending on demand:

 

Details
7 -9 PM
20th of April 2017

Cost
Free!

Venue
Melbourne Salle
12/62-64 Oakover Rd
Preston

Free Kids Classes

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Two weeks of free kids classes to begin term 1. Classes are suitable for children aged 6 – 12.

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.

After the first two weeks regular classes for children will continue at the same time and place.

Time
Saturday 21st January, & Saturday 28th of January
9:30 – 10:30 am

Venue
Carlton Scout Hall
12 Shakespeare St
Carlton North, Victoria 3054

Cost
Free!

February Beginners Course

Join our beginners course in Knightly Combat starting on the 4th of February. The course runs for 8 consecutive Saturday morning classes, concluding on the 25th of March.

The course will be held at Mark St Hall, 1 Mark St North Fitzroy. Class will start at 10:30 am and finish at 12 pm, with unstructured training afterwards until 12:30 pm.

The course costs $170 for adults, and $145 for concession, which includes annual membership in the school, as well as access to all required equipment.

Register for the course here.

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Destreza Workshop – Iberian fencing

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Two day workshop on the system of swordsmanship known as Destreza – the True Skill – the system of fencing practiced on the Iberian peninsula from the 16th to the 18th C.

Taught by Sean Reichman from the Brisbane School of Iberian Swordsmanship.

Come and give Spanish fencing a go!

Details
Saturday 14th of January 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 15th of January 10 am – 3:30 pm

BOOK HERE

Costs
Saturday morning $40
Whole weekend $110
SHF full subscriber $90

Non-Members of the School of Historical Fencing and other MSG affiliated schools (MSG, Aesir, FCA, FSV, VHCA) add $5 insurance surcharge.

Venue
Carlton Scout Hall
12 Shakespeare St
Carlton North

 

Beginner Basics & Instructor Instruction Day

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A variety of classes will be delivered by student instructors on: longsword, dagger, rapier, sidesword, and greatsword.

This is a great opportunity for beginners to learn fundamentals from the ground up and for teachers to learn pedagogy.

Instructors will be taught, the how, the when, and the why of teaching historical fencing.

Details
Sunday 16th of October 10 – 4 pm


Costs
Beginner – $10
SHF instructor/future instructor – Free
Other instructor – $40

Registrations
Please email info@historicalfencing.com.au with your name, method of payment and whether you are a beginner or an instructor.

Payment can be made in cash on the day, or by paypal / bank transfer beforehand. Further details see historicalfencing.com.au/fees

Venue

Carlton Scout Hall
12 Shakespeare St
Carlton, Victoria 3054