Class Schedule

Class Schedule

(Note: Authorizations will be available in the morning.)

10am to 11am Great Sword

Bring Armor and Great sword if possible.
Learn to fight Great Sword, basic to advance.

THL James Applegate
Footwork and Position Fighting

How to avoid getting hit by standing in the right place, blow mechanics, angles and using your feet
(fully armored class)

Sir William Fairhaven
11am to 12pm Weapon and Shield

Bring Armor and Shield if possible
Stances and Nuances of fighting sword and shield, the particulars of different shields styles, their strengths and weaknesses. How to win / beat different shields.

THL James Applegate
Ground Fighting

The ins and outs of close combat on the ground; fighting from your knees and fighting the down opponent
(fully armored class)

Sir William Fairhaven
How to Run a List

What paperwork you need at a list table and how to run different tournaments.

THL Aneira of Caernarfon
12pm to 1pm Lunch Lunch Lunch
1pm to 2pm Spear Fighting

Sir Guerric des Wilde Fuchs
The S.M.A.C.K. Talk

Worried about which Period Manual, Treatise, or Fechtbuch to study? Which one is the RIGHT one? Which one applies best to SCA Armoured Combat?
The purpose of this class is NOT to answer that, but to take ideas and methods from the many and varied sources on swordplay and distill them down into something you can use TODAY!
The Simplified Method of Amalgamated Combat Knowledge (S.M.A.C.K.) talk outlines core principals and ideas from sources covering the 1300-1650 each dealing with swordplay contrasted with the actually realities of SCA Armoured Combat.

Sgt Duncan Burns
Army / Fighter Support

How to keep your fighter / army healthy and alive.

THL Aneira of Caernarfon
2pm to 3pm Slow Work and Drills / How to Train When I am Not at Practice

Things to do when you don't have partners to practice with or what to do when you are not at practice.

THL James Applegate
How does Johnny Get Knighted in the Middle Kingdom!

A non-combat class that goes over one Knight's opinion on how to get yourself knighted in the Middle Kingdom. Interactive discussion group - no topics out of bounds
(classroom)

Sir William Fairhaven
Buckler Fighting

Sir Guerric des Wilde Fuchs
3pm to 4pm Power Generation and Defense

How to generate power and not die / melding your offense and defense
Generating power without telegraphing or misdirecting with your shots.

THL James Applegate
Train Like You Mean It

How to turn your practice into a training ground where all fighters at all levels can get better; many practices are just long sparring sessions or "demolition derby" in armor. How to train every fighter at your practice that wants to train regardless of skill. We'll do a whole pile of drills and techniques you can take back to your home practice
(fully armored class)

Sir William Fairhaven
Polearm, Mid-level

In-close fighting with a polearm and how to transition from one range to another.

Sir Gunther Kegslayer
4pm to 5pm How to Create an Opening and Control a Fight

Pressure and making your opponent do what you want them to do, drawing out a predictable response.

THL James Applegate
Infighting

How to fight in the "A" range, techniques for combat at distances of less than 3'
(fully armored class)

Sir William Fairhaven