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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

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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

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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

Free Rapier Class

 

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Join us for the first Rapier class held at our new Tuesday venue. Equipment will be provided and the class is free.

Places are limited so please book by emailing info@historicalfencing.com.au and include your name and contact details.

Time
Tuesday 5th April
6:30 – 7:45 pm

Venue
Mark St Hall
1 Mark St
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068

Cost
Free!

Test Cutting Day

Test cutting day to practice striking real targets. The materials used will be tatami mats and plastic milk bottles, with some other options just for fun. The instructor will be supervising to ensure safe practice.

Please bring any milk bottles or other target materials you have on hand, and your sparring equipment if you would like to fence while others are cutting targets.

Details
10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 10th of April

Costs
Member of MSG affiliate (SHF, VHCA, FCA, FSV, Aesir) – $30
Non-Member  – $40

Bookings
Please email: historicalfencingschool at gmail dot com
and include your name and school. Fees will be due on the day in cash or, via paypal/bank beforehand. Bookings will close on the 2nd of April.

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

 

Not a longsword tournament

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Two tournaments held on Sunday the 13th of March.The Sword & Buckler tournament will be held in the morning and the Rapier tournament in the afternoon.

  9 am – hall opens for rego and warmup
10 am – Sword & Buckler tournament
12 pm – lunch break
  1 pm – Rapier tournament
  3 pm – Finals

Book for the tournaments here

Rules
Sword & Buckler tournament –  rules
Rapier tournament                 –  rules

Details
Sunday 13th of March 10 am – 3 pm

Costs
Participant – $15
Spectators & Staff – Free

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

Spadone Workshop

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This workshop will explore the principal guards, attacks, and defences of the two handed sword as explained by Achille Marozzo in his book Opera Nova (New Work).

The book was published in 1630s Italy and forms the core of extant material on the Bolognese school of swordsmanship, one of the few distinctive groups of treatises in historical fencing.The section on two handed sword, what later authors call Spadone is relatively late in the book and includes three assaults i.e. training forms. We will learn some parts of the first assault during the workshop.

Details

Sunday 14th of February 10 – 4 pm

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Equipment
Participants will require a Spadone simulator. Very basic wasters can be purchased for $30 or you can bring your own. The whole sword should reach your shoulder or further and the handle should be approximately as long as the forearm.

Cost
Full                 $60
Concession    $50
Waster           $30

Members of the School of Historical Fencing and other MSG affiliated schools (MSG, Aesir, FCA, FSV,) receive a $10 discount for the workshop.

Venue

Carlton Scout Hall
12 Shakespeare St
Carlton, Victoria 3054

February Beginners Course

Join our beginners course in Knightly Combat starting on the 27th of February. This course will teach the fundamental skills of medieval combat as taught by Fiore dei Liberi: to fence with longsword, fight with dagger, and to wrestle when you have neither.

The course runs for 8 consecutive Saturday morning classes, skipping Easter (the 26th of March) and concludes on the 23rd of April. Classes will be held at Carlton Scout Hall, Shakespeare St Carlton, starting at 10:30 am and finishing 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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First Rapier Class

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Join us for the first Rapier class held at the school. Equipment will be provided and the class is free.

After class we will be going to the pub to celebrate the new weekly class.

Time
Saturday 7th November
1 – 2:30 pm

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

Cost
Free!