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Workshop/demonstration – SSA instructors

Workshop/demonstration – SSA instructors

Getting an Angle on the SSA   This hands-on demonstration and workshop will look at the development and future of the SSA’s weapon systems through the single lens of angulation and placement. Over the course of the event the SSA instructors will demonstrate how they […]

Workshop – Mark Lancaster

Workshop – Mark Lancaster

Fiore 1 – Mugger 0   Fiore dei Liberi had a very large system covering many weapon forms. Within his manuscript are several sections that cover defence against ‘street’ or ‘surprise’ attacks. This workshop will look at the options for using improvised weapons and immediate […]

Workshop – Mark Lancaster

Workshop – Mark Lancaster

A Medieval man in a Renaissance world   Fiore dei Liberi taught his art at the very start of the Italian Renaissance. The developments in both armour and weapons made this period one of transition that mirrored social and economic developments. This Longsword workshop will […]

Workshop – Andrea Lupo Sinclair

Workshop – Andrea Lupo Sinclair

FROM RAPIER TO RAPIER Compound actions on 2nd and 3rd intention, both with cuts and thrusts.   The weapons The differences between the early rapier, notably called “sidesword” in the Renaissance, and  the more commonly known weapon termed Rapier, dating from the XVII century even […]

Workshop – John Lennox

Workshop – John Lennox

Rumi Maki   Rumi Maki ​- translates roughly to “stone fist”. It is the style of combat the Inca warriors trained in, and has continued as a living tradition. There are five levels to this art. We will explore one level, perhaps two if time […]

Workshop – Mark Donnelly

Workshop – Mark Donnelly

Anachronistic Adaptations of ‘Old Swordplay’   A hands-on participatory workshop focused on tactical principles of the Bartitsu, Defense dans le Rue, and the mixed martial defense systems leading up to WWI as well as the rievocazione of research practitioners like Capt. Hutton who looked to […]

Presentation – Mark Donnelly

Presentation – Mark Donnelly

Kernoozers, Antiquarian Antagonistics, Exercise of Arms, and Victorian Medievalism: (Or how Sir Walter Scott, Capt. Alfred Hutton, Egerton Castle, Sir Richard F. Burton, and E.W. Barton Wright created the Sussex Sword Academy)   In this session we will discuss how the work of a cadre […]