Category Archives: beginners course

Two Handed Sword Course

Join us over 8 weeks as we explore the art of the two handed sword, the largest longsword around. Popular throughout 16th century Europe this weapon was most thoroughly documented by Achille Marozzo of the Bolognese school of fencing.

The style emphasizes flowing movement from guard to guard and exciting compound attacks combined with direct and elegant defences and was taught using set sequences to be practiced solo or with a partner.

REGISTER HERE
and here’s the Facebook event.

Details
The course runs for 8 consecutive Wednesday evening classes, starting on the 8th of January 2020 and concluding on the 26th of February. Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12/62-64 Oakover Rd, Preston) and will start at 6:30 pm and finish at 7:30 pm. 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 $100 for students of the SHF and affiliated schools, or $170 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).

Payment
Payment can be made via cash, bank transfer, paypal or credit card. If you would like to pay via cash or bank transfer please contact us to arrange payment. If you would like to try the free class before you commit to paying – register using the same form and then skip the paypal payment window.

REGISTER HERE

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12 / 62 – 64 Oakover Rd
Preston VIC 3072

Rapier fencing at Guy Windsor Workshops 2017

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.

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Learn how to use the knightly longsword, and renaissance rapier. Plus the correct way to defeat a knight in armour and swash a buckler.

Details
This has proved so popular we have split it into two sessions:
1st session: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
2nd session: 8:15 – 9:15 pm

all on Wednesday
20th November 2019

REGISTER HERE

Cost
Free!

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 3072

Rapier fencing at Guy Windsor Workshops 2017

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.

REGISTER HERE

Learn how to use the knightly longsword, and renaissance rapier. Plus the correct way to defeat a knight in armour and swash a buckler.

Details
First session, 11:00 – 12:00 PM
Second session, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Third session, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
13th July 2019

REGISTER HERE

Cost
Free!

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 3072

Sword fighting in a tournament

Swordfighting Beginners Course

Join our beginners course in Knightly Combat starting on the 9th of March 2019. This course will teach the fundamentals of two handed sword and other chivalric weapons according to Fiore dei Liberi’s book from 1409 AD.

REGISTER HERE
and here’s the Facebook event.

Details
The course runs for 8 Saturday morning classes from the 9th of March, taking a break for Easter, and concluding on the 4th of May. Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12 / 62-64 Oakover Rd Preston) and will start at 11 am and finish at 12:30 pm.

Pricing
As always, the first class is free. Bookings are required – we need to ensure there’s equipment for everyone.

The whole course costs $190 for adults, and $165 for concession, which includes annual membership in the school and attendance at all of the regular classes at the school as well. Equipment is also provided.

Payment
Payment can be made via cash, bank transfer, paypal or credit card. If you would like to pay via cash or bank transfer please contact us to arrange payment.

REGISTER HERE

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12 / 62 – 64 Oakover Rd
Preston VIC 3072

Sword & Dagger Course

Join us over 6 weeks as we explore the art of Rapier and Dagger – the weapon combination used for deadly duels in 17th century Italy.

The style emphasizes versatile defense with both the sword and dagger and athletic footwork using the lunge and the pass.

REGISTER HERE
and here’s the Facebook event.

Details
The course runs for 6 consecutive Wednesday evening classes, starting on the 9th of January 2019 and concluding on the 13ht of February. Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12/62-64 Oakover Rd, Preston) and will start at 6:30 pm and finish at 7:30 pm. 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 $155 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).

Payment
Payment can be made via cash, bank transfer, paypal or credit card. If you would like to pay via cash or bank transfer please contact us to arrange payment. If you would like to try the free class before you commit to paying – register using the same form and then skip the paypal payment window.

REGISTER HERE

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12 / 62 – 64 Oakover Rd
Preston VIC 3072

I.33 Sword & Buckler Course

Join us over 5 weeks as we journey through the oldest sword & shield treatise from Europe – MS I.33, which was written in the 1320s.

The style emphasizes closing and dominating actions to remain safe and defeat the opponent. Everything is a weapon for you to use, including your opponent’s shield.

REGISTER HERE
and here’s the Facebook event.

Details
The course runs for 5 consecutive Wednesday evening classes, starting on the 24th of October and concluding on the 21st of November. Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12/62-64 Oakover Rd, Preston) and will start at 8:30 pm and finish at 9:45 pm. 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 $70 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).

Payment
Payment can be made via cash, bank transfer, paypal or credit card. If you would like to pay via cash or bank transfer please contact us to arrange payment. If you would like to try the free class before you commit to paying – register using the same form and then skip the paypal payment window.

REGISTER HERE

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12 / 62 – 64 Oakover Rd
Preston VIC 3072

Swordfighting Beginners Course

Join our beginners course in Swordfighting. This course will teach the fundamentals of Italian Rapier according to 17th Century manuals. Rapier is the style of musketeers, courtiers, and duelists – a precise science from the enlightenment.

REGISTER HERE
and here’s the Facebook event.

Details
The course runs for 8 consecutive Tuesday evening classes from the 16th of October, and concluding on the 4th of December.  Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12 / 62-64 Oakover Rd Preston) and will start at 6:30 pm and finish at 8 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.

Pricing
As always, the first class is free. Bookings are required – we need to ensure there’s equipment for everyone.

The whole course costs $180 for adults, and $155 for concession, which includes annual membership in the school and attendance at all of the regular classes at the school as well. Equipment is also provided.

Payment
Payment can be made via cash, bank transfer, paypal or credit card. If you would like to pay via cash or bank transfer please contact us to arrange payment. If you would like to try the free class before you commit to paying – register using the same form and then skip the paypal payment window.

REGISTER HERE

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12 / 62 – 64 Oakover Rd
Preston VIC 3072

Spanish Fencing Course

Join us over 6 weeks as we explore Spanish fencing from the ground up. Learn how swords and geometry intersect in your opponents body 😉

This exciting style of swordsmanship was popular in Spain and Portugal for three hundred years and focuses on universal principles for the single sword.

Details
The course runs for 6 consecutive Wednesday evening classes, starting on the 12th of September and concluding on the 17th of October. Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12/62-64 Oakover Rd, Preston) and will start at 8:30 pm and finish at 9:45 pm. 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.

Box Hill Beginners Course

Join our beginners course in Swordfighting. This course will teach the fundamentals of single sword according to the Bolognese tradition and particularly Giovanni dall’Agocchie’s 1572 book.

The course runs for 8 consecutive Thursday evening classes from the 23rd of August, and concluding on the 11th of October. Classes will be held at the Box Hill North Scout Hll (31 Tyne St, Box Hill North) and will start at 7 pm and finish at 8:15 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.

The whole course costs $180 for adults, and $155 for concession, which includes annual membership in the school and attendance at all of the regular classes at the school as well. Equipment is also provided.

REGISTER HERE

Polearm Course (Spear, Poleaxe, Pike etc)

Join us over 8 weeks as we delve into the wonderful world of poking things with a variety of pointy sticks and hitting things with big big hammers. This course will aim to give participants an understanding of the basics of Spears, Poleaxes, and other cool pole weapons; drawing on medieval and renaissance fencing systems from Italy, Germany, Spain, and France.

Details
The course runs for 8 consecutive Wednesday evening classes, starting on the 4th of July and concluding on the 22nd of August. Classes will be held at the Melbourne Salle (12/64 Oakover Rd, Preston) and will start at 8:30 pm and finish at 9:45 pm. 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 $100 for students of the SHF and affiliated schools, or $155 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.