Author Archives: Gindi Wauchope

Winter Open Tournaments

Have you been learning fencing for a while?

Now is the time to start competing – These Rapier, and Sword & Buckler, tournaments 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 11th of August

9:30 am – Hall opens for rego and warmups
10 am – Registrations close
10 am – Rapier Tournament
12 pm – Lunch break
12:30 pm – Sword & Buckler tournament
2:30 pm – Finals
3:30 pm – Pub

Swords 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
Early bird – $15  (booked before 4/8/19)
Staff and Spectators free.

BOOK HERE

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

Guy Windsor Workshops 2019

Guy Windsor is teaching a weekend of classes in Melbourne.

Saturday  and Sunday 9th and 10th of November.

Specific topics yet to be decided. Email the school with suggestions.

BOOKINGS WILL OPEN SOON
About Guy

Guy is one the preeminent figures of Historical European Martial Arts, and has conducted research into most of the recorded swordsmanship styles between 1300 and 1800, and is a specialist in the works of Fiore dei Liberi, Phillipo Vadi, Ridolfo Capoferro, the anonymous I.33, and Domenico Angelo. He has authored numerous books on these topics and runs the School of European Swordsmanship, which he founded in 2001.

Prices & Payment

To be decided

If you would like to attend but are experiencing financial hardship please get in contact via email and provisions may be made.

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.

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.

Details
First session, 11:00 – 12:00 PM
Second session, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Third session, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
13th July 2019

REGISTER HERE

Cost
Free!

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 3072

Sword fighting in a tournament

Swordfighting Beginners Course

Join our beginners course in Knightly Combat starting on the 9th of March 2019. This course will teach the fundamentals of two handed sword and other chivalric weapons according to Fiore dei Liberi’s book from 1409 AD.

REGISTER HERE
and here’s the Facebook event.

Details
The course runs for 8 Saturday morning classes from the 9th of March, taking a break for Easter, and concluding on the 4th of May. Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12 / 62-64 Oakover Rd Preston) and will start at 11 am and finish at 12:30 pm.

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

The whole course costs $190 for adults, and $165 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.

REGISTER HERE

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

Sword & Dagger Course

Join us over 6 weeks as we explore the art of Rapier and Dagger – the weapon combination used for deadly duels in 17th century Italy.

The style emphasizes versatile defense with both the sword and dagger and athletic footwork using the lunge and the pass.

REGISTER HERE
and here’s the Facebook event.

Details
The course runs for 6 consecutive Wednesday evening classes, starting on the 9th of January 2019 and concluding on the 13ht of February. Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12/62-64 Oakover Rd, Preston) and will start at 6:30 pm and finish at 7:30 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 $155 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 – 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