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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

Marozzo Spadone - Guardia di Testa
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

BOOK HERE

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

Capoferro - plate 18

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!

First Sword & Buckler Class

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Join us for the first Sword & Buckler 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
Tuesday 28th July
8 – 9:30 pm

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

Cost
Free!

Children’s Classes

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Children’s classes at the school begin on the 18th of July and the first  two classes will be free. Children 7 and up and their families are invited to attend.

The basics of fighting with Longsword will be taught using both wooden wasters and foam weapons.

After the first two weeks regular classes for children will continue at the same time and place. Students registering in this first term will also receive complimentary annual membership in the school.

Time
Saturday 18th of July 2015 & Saturday 25th of July
9 – 10 am

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

Cost
Free!

200 Year Tournaments

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Presented by the Fitzroy College of Arms, AESIR and the School of Historical Fencing.

Two tournaments held on Saturday the 2nd of August. The Backsword tournament will be held in the morning and the Longsword tournament in the afternoon.

9 am – hall opens for rego and warmup
10 am – Backsword tournament
12 pm – lunch break
1 pm – Longsword tournament
3 pm – Finals

Book for the tournaments here

Rules
Broadsword Rules will be the same as the rules for the World Broadsword Championship,
Longsword Rules (these are closely modelled on the Broadsword rules too).

Details
Sunday 2nd of August 10 am – 3 pm

Costs
Participant – $15
Spectators & Staff – Free

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

August Beginners Course

Join our beginners course in Knightly Combat starting on the 15th of August. The course runs for 9 consecutive Saturday morning classes, skipping the 3rd of October and concluding on the 17th of October.

The course will be held at Carlton Scout Hall, Shakespeare St Carlton. Class will start at 10 am and finish at 11:30 am with unstructured training afterwards until 12 pm.

The course costs $160 for adults, and $135 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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