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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

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

200 Year Tournaments – 2016

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Three tournaments held on Sunday the 14th of August. Presented by the Fitzroy College of Arms, and the School of Historical Fencing.

Schedule
(subject to change due to registration numbers)

9   am – hall opens for rego and warmup
10 am – Single Sword tournament
11 am – Novice Single Sword tournament
12 pm – lunch break
1  pm – Longsword tournament
3  pm – Finals

Book for the tournaments here

Rules
Novice tournament – Draft – http://tinyurl.com/zapjvwc
Single Sword tournament – Draft – http://tinyurl.com/hgtp8kw
Longsword tournament – Draft – http://tinyurl.com/jfepfrw

Costs
Participant – $15
Spectators & Staff – Free

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

Swordfighting – Come & Try Class

Sword Fighting - Come and 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.

The following week is the start of an 8 week beginners course in Knightly combat (longsword, dagger, wrestling).

Details
8 – 9:30 PM
19th of July 2016

Cost
Free!

Venue
Mark St Hall1 Mark St
North Fitzroy

Fencing In and Out of Armour

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This will be a workshop series on various forms of Sword Fighting with international instructor Steaphen Fick.

Saturday Morning 10 – 12:30 pm, will focus on Italian Longsword
Saturday Afternoon 1 – 3:30 pm, will focus on English Rapier
Sunday 10 – 4 pm, will focus on fencing in armour

Details
Saturday 9th of July 10 – 4 pm
Sunday 10th of July 10 – 4 pm

BOOK HERE

About the instructor

Steaphen Fick has been fighting in armour since 1989. During the 90’s Steaphen began training with the lighter weapons; he trained with the Rapier and Dagger, the Single Rapier and the Spada di Filo (cut and thrust sword). He traveled to the UK to study with Maestro Paul MacDonald in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1999. Whilst studying the Rapier and Dagger he became a recognized authority on the system of Joseph Swetnam (1617).

Steaphen is the author of “The Beginner’s Guide to the Long Sword” and opened the Davenriche European Martial Artes School in June of 2000. He teaches adults and children ranging in ages from 10-80. The disciplines include the historic use of the longsword, the Rapier and Dagger, the Single Rapier, the Rondel dagger, the Spada di Filo, fully armoured Combat as well as other weapon systems.

Costs
Saturday morning $45
Saturday afternoon $45
Sunday all day $85
All workshops $140

Members of the School of Historical Fencing and other MSG affiliated schools (MSG, Aesir, FCA, FSV, VHCA) receive a $5 discount for the workshop.

Sidesword Workshop

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This workshop will explore the principal guards, attacks, and defences of the Sword Alone as taught by Giovanni dall’Agocchie and the rest of the Bolognese school.

Dall’Agocchie’s work is distinctive in teaching the Sword Alone as the primary system instead of Sword & Buckler as the other treatises of the Bolognese tradition did. It was published in 1670s Italy and was the last of it’s kind in Italy before the rapier took over.

Details
Sunday 26th of June 10 – 4 pm

BOOK HERE

Equipment
Participants will require a sword and a mask, but if you don’t have your own there will be some spare masks and wasters. Gloves, gorget, and forearm protection will be useful if you would like to participate in free play.

Cost
Full                 $60
Concession    $50

Members of the School of Historical Fencing and other MSG affiliated schools (MSG, Aesir, FCA, FSV,) receive a $5 discount for the workshop.

Venue

Carlton Scout Hall
12 Shakespeare St
Carlton, Victoria 3054

June Beginners Course

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Join our beginners course in Sword & Buckler. This course will teach the fundamentals of renaissance combat as taught by Antonio Manciolino.

The course runs for 8 consecutive Saturday afternoon classes, starting on the 18th of June, and concludes on the 6th of August. Class will start at 2:30 pm and finish at 3:45 pm, with unstructured training afterwards until 4 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.

Register for the course here.

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

Venue
Carlton Scout Hall
12 Shakespeare St
Carlton, Victoria 3054

 

 

Ringen Workshop

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This workshop will explore the system of wrestling taught in the medieval German tradition.

About the instructor
Peter Smallridge has trained with the KDF association for seven years, becoming a certified instructor and now running the Tonbridge group.. He holds a blue belt in Brazilian JiuJitsu, has medals from both modern and historical grappling tournaments (including winning the SwordFish and SKUNKS 2014 Ringen Tournaments) and is undefeated in amateur MMA, winning all five matches by first round submission.


Details

Sunday 1st of May 10 am – 4 pm

BOOK HERE

Cost
Full                 $60
Concession    $50

Members of the School of Historical Fencing and other MSG affiliated schools (MSG, Aesir, FCA, FSV, VHCA) receive a $5 discount for the workshop.

Venue

Noblesoul Academy
408 Gore St
Fitzroy VIC 3065