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A Christmas Competition

Have you been learning fencing for a while?

Now is the time to start competing – The Womens Singlesword, and Open Longsword tournaments will be friendly and safe. Fight or Watch you will be welcomed, we even have swords and some protective equipment to borrow.

BOOK HERE

Schedule
Sunday 11th of August

12:00 pm – Open for rego and warmups
12:15 pm – Registrations close
12:30 – Open Longsword Tournament
2:30 pm – Women’s Singlesword tournament
4:30 pm – Finals
5:00 pm – Pub

Swords will be provided for Open Longsword. For Women’s Singlesword, swords must meet weight and flex requirements – some swords will be available to borrow on the day as well.

All other rules – to be advised.

Costs
$30 per person
$20 early bird (booked before 24/11/19)
Staff and Spectators free.

BOOK HERE

 

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
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

Winter Open Tournaments

Have you been learning fencing for a while?

Now is the time to start competing – These Rapier, and Sword & Buckler, tournaments will be friendly and safe. Fight or Watch you will be welcomed, we even have swords and some protective equipment to borrow.

BOOK HERE

Schedule
Sunday 11th of August

9:30 am – Hall opens for rego and warmups
10 am – Registrations close
10 am – Rapier Tournament
12 pm – Lunch break
12:30 pm – Sword & Buckler tournament
2:30 pm – Finals
3:30 pm – Pub

Swords must meet weight and flex requirements – some swords will be available to borrow on the day as well.

All other rules – to be advised.

Costs
Participant – $25
Early bird – $15  (booked before 4/8/19)
Staff and Spectators free.

BOOK HERE

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

Guy Windsor Workshops 2019

Guy Windsor is teaching a weekend of classes in Melbourne. We will be spending Saturday on Knightly Combat with according to Fiore with a variety of weapons and Sunday on Sword & Buckler according to the Anonymous Walpurgis manuscript (I33).

Saturday 9th of November:
Fiore’s Art of Arms, 11 am – 5 pm

Sunday 10th of November:
I33 Sword & Shield, 10 am – 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
Book before 27/10/19 8/11/19 on the day
Half day $ 70 $ 80 $ 90
Day $ 140 $ 160 $ 180
Full event $ 220 $ 240 $ 260
Concession day $ 120 $ 140 $ 150
Concession full event $ 200 $ 240 $ 250

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

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

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.

The following week will be the start of a short course – how to fence with the sword & dagger.

Adults and older kids
Session 1, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Session 2, 8:30 – 9:30 pm

REGISTER HERE

Details
6th October 2018

Cost
Free!

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 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

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.

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

Kids class 9:30 – 10:30 am

Adults and older kids
Session 1 12:00 – 1 pm
Session 2 1:30 – 2:30 pm

No need to book, but if you would like to give us a heads up click going on Facebook or send us an email. While you are at it, Sign up to our newsletter to find out about the next event we run.

Details
6th October 2018

Cost
Free!

Venue
The Melbourne Salle
12/64 Oakover Rd
Preston 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.