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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

Free Kids Class

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Free kids class to before term 3. 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.

The following fortnight (21/7) regular classes for children will continue at the same time and place.

Time
Saturday 7th of July 2018
9:30 – 10:30 am

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

Cost
Free!

Two Handed Sword Open Tournament

The Two Handed Sword Open is a set tournaments with a focus on historical techniques.

Schedule
Sunday 1st of July 2018

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

 

The single sword will be a fast, safe, and fun tournament. The two handed sword tournament will be a serious, safe, and fun tournament.

Two handed swords must be 100 cm or longer in the blade and 26 cm or longer in the handle.

All other rules – to be advised.

BOOK HERE

Costs
Participant – $25
Spectators & Staff – Free

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

 

Polearm Course (Spear, Poleaxe, Pike etc)

Join us over 8 weeks as we delve into the wonderful world of poking things with a variety of pointy sticks and hitting things with big big hammers. This course will aim to give participants an understanding of the basics of Spears, Poleaxes, and other cool pole weapons; drawing on medieval and renaissance fencing systems from Italy, Germany, Spain, and France.

Details
The course runs for 8 consecutive Wednesday evening classes, starting on the 4th of July and concluding on the 22nd of August. Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12/64 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 $100 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).

REGISTER HERE
And here’s the facebook event.

Ton Puey Workshops

The School of Historical Fencing, in collaboration with HERA, is pleased to present a weekend of classes with Ton Puey  in Melbourne.

Saturday 1st of September, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday 2nd of September, 10 am – 4 pm


About Ton
Ton Puey grew up studying karate shotokan in his childhood and teenage years, before getting into sports fencing. He got historical in 2002, and around 2004 began researching and teaching the Iberian school of Verdadera Destreza. Ton has taught workshops in Spain, Portugal, France, Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Russia and USA. Ton is a founding member of Asociación Galega de Esgrima Antigua -Galician Association of Historical Fencing- and a honorary member of the Spanish Federation of Historical Fencing. Ton also belongs to the editorial board of AGEA publishing, and to the European Association Hemac.  

Prices

Early Bird Regular Price On The Day
Full Weekend $200 $240 $280
Saturday only $120 $150 $170
Saturday morning $80 $90 $110
Deadline 31/7/18 30/8/18 2/9/18

BOOK HERE

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

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 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.

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

Session 1 10:30 – 11:30 will be all about the single sword
Session 2 11:45 – 12:45 will be all about the two handed sword
Session 3 1 – 2 pm will be all about sword & shield.

No need to book, but if you would like to give us a heads up click going on Facebook and feel free to sign up to our newsletter in the sidebar on the right.

Details
10:30 – 2 pm
23rd of June 2018

Cost
Free!

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 3072

Sidesword Open Tournament

The Sidesword Open is a set tournaments with a focus on historical techniques.

Schedule
(subject to change due to registration numbers)

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

BOOK HERE

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

Weapons shall be any straight bladed single handed cut & thrust swords based on historical designs (including weight and balance) from the 16th or early 17thc including: Arming Sword, Broadsword, Backsword, Schiavona, Katzbalger, and Sidesword. In keeping with this intention weapons must weigh more than 900 g and less than 1500 g, and have blades less than 94 cm long.

Rest of rules to be advised.

Costs
Participant – $25
Spectators & Staff – Free

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

BOOK HERE