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Sword & Buckler Manciolino Style

Workshop with Richard Cullinan of Stoccata Sydney on the use of the Sword & Buckler including: attacks, defences, counters, fencing, fighting, redoubles, feints, chases, escapes, provocations, revenge, true love, and footwork.

All of the above can be found within Manciolino’s first assault which is a historical form meant to be practiced both with an opponent and solo. By the end of the weekend participants should been exposed to all of the parts of the first assault and able to put it together as a complete form in their own time in the weeks following.

Saturday 10th of February 2018:
Basics of S&B, 10:30 am – 1 pm
The 1st assault 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday 11th of February:
The 1st assault 10 am – 4 pm


About Richard
Richard Cullinan first formally studied fencing in 1997 under Peter Linich, Maestro di Scherma. Building on this classical foundation, he branched out into historical fencing systems, and is recognised internationally for his research in Bolognese swordsmanship. He has also qualified as an Instructor at Arms in Classical Italian School fencing through the Fencing Masters Certificate program at Sonoma State University, California USA.

Prices & Payment
Saturday morning $30
Full Saturday         $70
concession      $60
Full weekend        $120
concession     $110



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

June Beginners Course


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.

Carlton Scout Hall
12 Shakespeare St
Carlton, Victoria 3054