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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.  


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


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

The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 3072

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.

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



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

Sidesword Workshop


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.

Sunday 26th of June 10 – 4 pm


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.

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.


Carlton Scout Hall
12 Shakespeare St
Carlton, Victoria 3054

Ringen Workshop


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.


Sunday 1st of May 10 am – 4 pm


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.


Noblesoul Academy
408 Gore St
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Old School Boxing Seminar

Two day seminar teaching the art of boxing as practiced by English 18th C prizefighters and WW1 soldiers.

The seminar will start with a two hour introduction to the various styles of boxing on a timeline from Mendoza to Haislet.

The rest of the seminar will focus on putting art into practice.

The Instructor
Stuart McDermid has been training in martial arts of one form or another for just shy of 25 years. After a long period exploring exclusively Asian systems, he came across the Modern Fencing-Kali blend taught by Guro Raymond Floro in early 2001 and became an instructor (now lapsed) after a few years of 1 on 1 coaching in knife, stick and standing striking.

Stu has run his own club since 2002 which initially offered training in Floro Fighting Systems whilst he researched and built a curriculum for practicing from European sources. Stu has taught and lectured at multiple Historical Fencing Conferences and given a number of seminars both in Sydney and Melbourne. Stu is a passionate student of coaching theory and in addition to his own research into the area has completed a Community Coaching Certificate with the Australian Institute of Sport.

Stuart currently teaches at Stoccata School of Defence in Sydney.

Book for the seminar here.


Saturday 23rd of May 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 24th of May    10 am – 4 pm

There will be a one hour break for lunch on both days.

Required Equipment
Mouth guard and 12-16 oz gloves.

Adults $105 ($115 after 30/3/15)
Concession $90 ($100 after 30/3/15)
Two hour introduction to historical boxing styles $10

Members of MSG affiliated schools (Aesir, MSG, FSV, SHF) receive $10 discount to attend the entire weekend.

School of Historical Fencing members attend the introductory session free!

Prices for the whole weekend will rise by $10 on the 31st of March and a further $10 on the 1st of May.

Carlton Scout Hall
12 Shakespeare St
Carlton North, Victoria 3054