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Capoferro Open Tournament

The Capoferro Open is a set of rapier tournaments with a focus on historical techniques.

Schedule
(subject to change due to registration numbers)

Sunday 6th of May 2018
9 am – hall opens for rego and warmup
10 am – Speed sword & companion tournament
11 am – Single sword Tournament
12 pm – Lunch break
1 pm – More single sword tournament and finals
3 pm – Pub

Rules
The sword & companion will be a fast, safe, and fun tournament. The single sword tournament will be a serious, safe, and fun tournament.

Companion includes: cloak, dagger, or buckler. There will be some companion items available to borrow on the day.

Rest of rules to be advised.

Costs
Participant – $25
Spectators & Staff – Free

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

Rapier: The Easy Way

With no bent knees, lowered backs or complicated stances we’ll teach you how to wield the rapier like the proud warrior you are. This 6-week course combines modern training methods, cutting edge (pun intended) scientific principles and historical sources to prepare you for greatness in the shortest time possible. The course is designed as an ongoing series of lessons, but each section can stand alone, so while highly recommended, attending all six sessions is not compulsory.

Details
The course runs for 6 consecutive Wednesday evening classes, starting on the 11th of April and concluding on the 16th of May.
Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12/62-64 Oakover Rd, Preston) and will start at 8:15 pm and finish at 9:30 pm, with time for sparring afterwards. 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.

Fiore Open Tournament

The Fiore Open will include a Longsword tournament and a Dagger tournament, with a focus on historical techniques and equipment.

Schedule
(subject to change due to registration numbers)

Sunday 8th of April 2018
9 am – hall opens for rego and warmup
10 am – Dagger tournament
12 pm – lunch break
1 pm – Longsword tournament
3 pm – Finals

Rules
To be advised

Costs
Participant – $25
Spectators & Staff – Free

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

Box Hill – 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.

The following week is the start of a new regular Thursday class covering a different kind of sword every week.

Details
7 – 9 pm
8th of March 2018

Cost
Free!

Venue
Box Hill North Scout Hall
31 Tyne St
Box Hill North 3129

Follow the latest news about the class on Facebook!

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.

The following week is the start of an 6 week beginners course on 16th century single sword, sword & shield, and two handed sword.

Details
1 – 3 pm
3rd of March 2018

Cost
Free!

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 3072

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 6 week course in French Smallsword, the weapon of duellists, courtiers, and revolutionaries.

Details
7 – 9:30 PM
3rd of January 2018

Cost
Free!

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 3072

Guy Windsor Workshops

Guy Windsor is teaching a weekend of classes in Melbourne.

Saturday 11th of November:
Fiore’s Art of Arms, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday 12th of November:
Vadi Longsword, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Italian Rapier, 1:30 – 4 pm

About Guy

Guy is one the preeminent figures of Historical European Martial Arts, and has conducted research into most of the recorded swordsmanship styles between 1300 and 1800, and is a specialist in the works of Fiore dei Liberi, Phillipo Vadi, Ridolfo Capoferro, the anonymous I.33, and Domenico Angelo. He has authored numerous books on these topics and runs the School of European Swordsmanship, which he founded in 2001.

Prices & Payment
Half day $100
concession $90
Single day $150
concession $130
Full weekend $250
concession $220

 

BOOK HERE

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

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

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