Ever wanted to try historical martial arts, but weren’t sure which kind you were interested in, or even what kinds are out there? We’re here to help! On November 19th, a variety of classes will be delivered by by all the schools who train at the Melbourne Salle.
This is a great opportunity to try a class on any of the systems taght at the Salle including: broadsword, longsword, rapier, messer, greatsword, sword & shield, dagger, spear, and more.
Come, have a look, grab something from the BBQ for lunch, and even participate in a class (or five!) and see what we’re all about.
One class – $5
All classes – $10
10 am Messer club
11:15 Fitzroy College of Arms
1:30 School of Historical Fencing
2:45 small classes by interest.
4 pm finish
Places are limited, so registrations for classes are required.
Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/lIDJ0jcaH00coo3i2
Payment can be made in cash on the day, or by PayPal / bank transfer beforehand.
We’re still working on the exact timetable – we’ll let you know!
The clubs currently offering regular classes at the Melbourne Salle are:
Fitzroy College of Arms: https://www.facebook.com/FitzroyCollegeOfArms/
The School of Historical Fencing: https://www.facebook.com/historicalfencingschool/
Melbourne Messer Club: https://www.facebook.com/germanmartialartsmelbourne/
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
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
Single day $150
Full weekend $250
If you would like to attend but are experiencing financial hardship please get in contact via email and provisions may be made.
The Salle’s first tournament last weekend was a great success with 16 fighters taking part. Special thanks to the folks from SA who made the trek over for the weekend.
Congratulations to Mark Holgate who not only achieved the highest score but was also challenged the most, with 15 fights for the day.
The Variety Tournament is an opportunity to test your skill with a wide range of weapons in a flexible format, meet people and fence with them using weapons of your choice. The tournament winner is decided based on ranking system similar to chess.
Competitors will be given a fixed number of challenges they can make. You and your opponent agree on what style of fencing and with what weapons, and if you can’t agree the sticklers will decide for you.
The default is any matched weapons from the following list: two handed swords (longsword, katana, longer feder) , single swords (rapier, small sword, sidesword, arming sword, back/broad sword, sabre, messer) and companions (buckler, dagger, cloak)
Other weapons are at the discretion of the sticklers and your opponent but could include: poleaxe, sword in harness, spear, dagger, wrestling, duelling shields, mismatched weapons.
Point scoring rules and optional aspects of the ruleset TBA.
Registration details TBA
10 am 26th of March 2017
$25 per person
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