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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