Festival of the Sword 2019

19th to 22nd April, 2019

When

19th to 22nd April, 2019 08:30 am - 11:30 pm

Website: Festival of the Sword 2019

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Melbourne Girls College
Yarra Blvd,
Richmond,
VIC 3121
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Friday, 19th April 2019

Time Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Upstairs
8:30 am          
8:45 am          
9:00 am Hall open, no scheduled activities
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Hall open, no scheduled activities

Admin

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FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 9:00 am to 9:30 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Admin
9:15 am
9:30 am Welcome announcements
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Welcome announcements

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FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Break Type: 1
9:45 am
10:00 am Referee training
by All today's referees
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Referee training

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All today's referees
April 19, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament
Leckuchner's Mind Control (Messer)
by Nelson McGuigan, Melbourne Messer Club
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Leckuchner's Mind Control (Messer)

Description: The Messer-fencing of Johannes Leckuchner includes a dizzying array of complex and spectacular moves. Although theoretically effective, these moves often fall short when attempted by the modern fencer. This workshop will explain the secrets behind forcing the opponent to act to your advantage, creating the opportunities necessary for throws, locks, deep target attacks and whatever else your heart desires, through meticulous use of footwork, distance and timing to siege the opponents defence and psyche.

Required equipment: Sword of any type, mask, and gloves are recommended. Loaner equipment will be available, first come first served.

Assumed knowledge: No prior experience or knowledge of Messer-fencing or otherwise will be necessary, as this is a ground-up approach of manipulating the opponent.

By:
Nelson McGuigan, Melbourne Messer Club
April 19, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Messer
Dual-wielding: Introducing Kali to HEMA (Kali)
by Ronald Lee, Melbourne Messer Club
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Dual-wielding: Introducing Kali to HEMA (Kali)

"Description: This workshop will discuss a brief history of how Kali developed in the Philippines, based on the social context and mentalities during the Spanish colonial period. The basics of triangular footwork will also be included as part of an extended warm-up.
The main focus of the class will be the sinawali (double weave) and at least two variations. The class will also cover using the sinawali vs longsword, as well as applications to empty hand martial arts.
The second technique to be covered will be the double pinayong (umbrella) - an effective counter against a longsword Zornhau. Then, a brief comparison will be made between the witik and the Zwerchhau, and how variations can be made upon the witik.
Time for further discussion and sparring will be catered for.

Required equipment: Highly recommended: Two identical or similar cutting swords or rattan/foam sticks, with a total length each of no more than half your height.
Suggested: Standard HEMA protective equipment for sparring (incl. mask, back-of-head, gorget, gambeson, etc)
Suggested: Longsword
Inappropriate: Thrusting swords

A limited number of sticks will be available

Assumed knowledge: Suitable for beginners. Three months experience in longsword or another cutting sword is recommended."

By:
Ronald Lee, Melbourne Messer Club
April 19, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Kali
Women's 'Come and Try' Session (Longsword)
by FSVW
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Women's 'Come and Try' Session (Longsword)

Hosted by FSVW, Fechtschule Victoria's Women's longsword class, this is a come and try session for non-HEMA'ist which will be ticketed separately.

All female identifying FotS attendees are invited to assist in running the workshop.

By:
FSVW
April 19, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Upstairs Track: External Type: Longsword
10:15 am
10:30 am
10:45 am
11:00 am Safety briefing and equipment check
by All today's tournament participants
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Safety briefing and equipment check

Compulsory for all today's tournament participants

By:
All today's tournament participants
April 19, 2019, 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament
11:15 am
11:30 am Smallsword pool 1
by All smallsword competitors
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Smallsword pool 1

Participants in smallsword pool 2 required for judging

By:
All smallsword competitors
April 19, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Smallsword
Women's longsword pool 1
by All women's longsword competitors
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Women's longsword pool 1

Participants in women's longsword pool 2 required for judging

By:
All women's longsword competitors
April 19, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Tournament Type: Longsword
Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
11:45 am
12:00 pm Fencing from the Shortened Sword - Part 1 (Fri) (Longsword, mixed weapons)
by Christian Trosclair, Wiktenauer
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Fencing from the Shortened Sword - Part 1 (Fri) (Longsword, mixed weapons)

Description: In these classes we explore Liechtenauer's angle on fighting: the five words, hanging and winding, scaling up the technical ladder, simply and directly. To this end we draw from the length and breadth of the corpus: 3227a, Lignitzer, Medel, Hutter and the Gesellschaft to find the common names of the hidden strikes and begin to unlock the meaning of the Zettel itself.

Required equipment: Bring your longsword and gear for drilling. Messer and sword and buckler are welcome and encouraged as well.

Assumed knowledge: Assumed knowledge/experience for workshop (please be detailed) Please be able to cut, thrust and parry with confidence.

By:
Christian Trosclair, Wiktenauer
April 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Longsword
Applying the Verkehrer (Fri) (Longsword)
by Tea Kew, New Cross Historical Fencing
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Applying the Verkehrer (Fri) (Longsword)

Description: When interpreting techniques, it’s helpful to rely as much as possible on gross motor mechanics. This makes it easier to learn and much easier to apply under pressure in heavy fencing gear. This workshop will explore the application of these principles to the verkehrer (inverter) - one of the least studied techniques in Ringeck’s gloss. By using simple powerful mechanics, we can improve the success of this and several other related plays in our fencing.

Required equipment: Longsword simulator (flexible steel or synthetic), mask with back of head protector, heavy gloves. Fencing jackets encouraged.

Assumed knowledge: Beginner/intermediate - basic descending cuts; thrusts; and the zwerhaw.

By:
Tea Kew, New Cross Historical Fencing
April 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Longsword
Free fencing / Grand Duel space
by FotS Admin
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Free fencing / Grand Duel space

Free fencing and Grand Duel space

By:
FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Upstairs Track: Free fencing and Grand Duel space
12:15 pm
12:30 pm Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Admin
12:45 pm
1:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm
1:30 pm Break
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
1:45 pm
2:00 pm Smallsword pool 2
by All smallsword competitors
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Smallsword pool 2

Participants in smallsword pool 1 required for judging

By:
All smallsword competitors
April 19, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Smallsword
Women's longsword pool 2
by All women's longsword competitors
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Women's longsword pool 2

Participants in women's longsword pool 2 required for judging

By:
All women's longsword competitors
April 19, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Tournament Type: Longsword
Lunch
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
3:00 pm Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Admin
Fencing from the Shortened Sword - Part 2 (Fri) (Longsword, mixed weapons)
by Christian Trosclair, Wiktenauer
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Fencing from the Shortened Sword - Part 2 (Fri) (Longsword, mixed weapons)

Description: In these classes we explore Liechtenauer's angle on fighting: the five words, hanging and winding, scaling up the technical ladder, simply and directly. To this end we draw from the length and breadth of the corpus: 3227a, Lignitzer, Medel, Hutter and the Gesellschaft to find the common names of the hidden strikes and begin to unlock the meaning of the Zettel itself.

Required equipment: Bring your longsword and gear for drilling. Messer and sword and buckler are welcome and encouraged as well.

Assumed knowledge: Assumed knowledge/experience for workshop (please be detailed) Please be able to cut, thrust and parry with confidence.

By:
Christian Trosclair, Wiktenauer
April 19, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Mixed weapons
Fencing from the Sweeps (Fri) (Longsword)
by Tea Kew, New Cross Historical Fencing
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Fencing from the Sweeps (Fri) (Longsword)

Description: Ringeck’s longsword gloss includes a series of additional techniques that have been added to Liechtenauer’s art. The bulk of these are plays from ‘streychen’ - sweeping up with the sword from a low position. This class will introduce these plays; look at the mechanics and timing required to use them successfully; and examine what they can tell us about the doctrine of Liechtenauer’s fencing.

Required equipment: Longsword simulators (flexible steel or synthetic), masks. Throat protectors and protective gloves encouraged.

Assumed knowledge: Beginner level and up - if you know basic ascending/descending cuts with the longsword you'll be fine. This workshop has a strong theoretical component that will be relevant to experienced Liechtenauer and Fiore practitioners.

By:
Tea Kew, New Cross Historical Fencing
April 19, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Longsword
3:15 pm
3:30 pm Women's longsword Finals
by All women's longsword competitors
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Women's longsword Finals

All women's longsword competitors required

By:
All women's longsword competitors
April 19, 2019, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Longsword
3:45 pm
4:00 pm
4:15 pm
4:30 pm Smallsword finals
by All smallsword competitors
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Smallsword finals

All smallsword competitors required

By:
All smallsword competitors
April 19, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Smallsword
Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
Women's discussion
by FSVW
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Women's discussion

Hosted by FSVW, Fechtschule Victoria's women's longsword class.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Attendance must be nominated via registration form.

By:
FSVW
April 19, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Upstairs Track: Discussion or lecture
4:45 pm
5:00 pm Free fencing / Grand Duel space
by FotS Admin
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Free fencing / Grand Duel space

Free fencing and Grand Duel space

By:
FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Free fencing and Grand Duel space
5:15 pm
5:30 pm Free fencing / Grand Duel space
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Free fencing / Grand Duel space

Free fencing and Grand Duel space

By:
FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Free fencing and Grand Duel space
5:45 pm
6:00 pm Prize giving and updates
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Prize giving and updates

Break

By:
FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 6:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Break
6:15 pm Please vacate hall by 6:30pm
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Please vacate hall by 6:30pm

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FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1
6:30 pm          
6:45 pm          
7:00 pm Welcome Dinner - Dumpling feast at I love Dumplings
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Welcome Dinner - Dumpling feast at I love Dumplings

I Love Dumplings
298 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121

Pre-registration and payment required
$25 per person - includes assorted dumplings, sides, limited beer and wine. BYO wine only
Please speak to the registration desk to change your RSVP

https://www.festivalofthesword.org.au/social for more information.

By:
FotS Admin
April 19, 2019, 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Social event
7:15 pm
7:30 pm
7:45 pm
8:00 pm
8:15 pm
8:30 pm
8:45 pm
9:00 pm
9:15 pm
9:30 pm
9:45 pm
10:00 pm
10:15 pm
10:30 pm
10:45 pm
11:00 pm
11:15 pm

Saturday, 20th April 2019

Time Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Upstairs
8:30 am          
8:45 am          
9:00 am Tournament set up
by FotS Admin
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Tournament set up

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 9:00 am to 9:30 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Admin
Hall open, no scheduled activities
by FotS Admin
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Hall open, no scheduled activities

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
Referee training
by FotS Admin
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Referee training

All today's referees required

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 9:00 am to 9:30 am
Hall: Upstairs Track: Tournament
9:15 am
9:30 am Safety briefing and equipment check
by All today's tournament participants
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Safety briefing and equipment check

Compulsory for all today's tournament participants

By:
All today's tournament participants
April 20, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament
Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Upstairs Track: Admin
9:45 am
10:00 am Sabre & backsword pool 1
by FotS Admin
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Sabre & backsword pool 1

Participants in sabre & backsword pool 3 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Sabre and backsword
Sabre & backsword pool 2
by FotS Admin
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Sabre & backsword pool 2

Participants in sabre & backsword pool 4 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Tournament
Free fencing / Grand Duel space
by FotS Admin
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Free fencing / Grand Duel space

Free fencing and Grand Duel space

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Free fencing and Grand Duel space
Discussion: Title TBA
by Christian Trosclair, Wiktenauer
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Discussion: Title TBA

Discussion or lecture

By:
Christian Trosclair, Wiktenauer
April 20, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Upstairs Track: Discussion or lecture
10:15 am
10:30 am
10:45 am
11:00 am Fencing from the Sweeps (Sat) (Longsword)
by Tea Kew, New Cross Historical Fencing
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Fencing from the Sweeps (Sat) (Longsword)

Description: Ringeck’s longsword gloss includes a series of additional techniques that have been added to Liechtenauer’s art. The bulk of these are plays from ‘streychen’ - sweeping up with the sword from a low position. This class will introduce these plays; look at the mechanics and timing required to use them successfully; and examine what they can tell us about the doctrine of Liechtenauer’s fencing.

Required equipment: Longsword simulators (flexible steel or synthetic), masks. Throat protectors and protective gloves encouraged.

Assumed knowledge: Beginner level and up - if you know basic ascending/descending cuts with the longsword you'll be fine. This workshop has a strong theoretical component that will be relevant to experienced Liechtenauer and Fiore practitioners.

By:
Tea Kew, New Cross Historical Fencing
April 20, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Longsword
What LARP and HEMA can teach one another (Mixed weapons)
by Paul "Mosh" Bergen, Fitzroy College of Arms
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What LARP and HEMA can teach one another (Mixed weapons)

Workshop description: An introduction of applying HEMA principles to the LARP environment, the unique aspects of the larp fight and the benefits of the larp battlefield on HEMA practice.

Assumed knowledge: Novice understanding of wielding a weapon and a brief understanding of LARP and battle games.

Required equipment: Loose, comfortable clothing is the only needed equipment

Optionally -
- light hand Protection
- light limb and torso protection
- head protection, but hits to the head should be minimal, if at all die to the constraints of the LARP fight

If anyone has any larp weapons of their own, it will be nothing but a benefit for the workshop

By:
Paul "Mosh" Bergen, Fitzroy College of Arms
April 20, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Mixed weapons
Free fencing / Grand Duel space
by FotS Admin
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Free fencing / Grand Duel space

Free fencing and Grand Duel space

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Hall: Upstairs Track: Free fencing and Grand Duel space
11:15 am
11:30 am Sabre & backsword pool 3
by FotS Admin
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Sabre & backsword pool 3

Participants in sabre & backsword pool 1 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Sabre and backsword
Sword & buckler pool 1
by All sword & buckler competitors
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Sword & buckler pool 1

Participants in sword & buckler pool 2 required for judging

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All sword & buckler competitors
April 20, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Tournament Type: Sword and buckler
11:45 am
12:00 pm
12:15 pm
12:30 pm Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
12:45 pm
1:00 pm Lunch Lunch
1:15 pm
1:30 pm Sabre & backsword pool 4
by FotS Admin
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Sabre & backsword pool 4

Participants in sabre & backsword pool 1 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Sabre and backsword
Sword & buckler pool 2
by All sword & buckler competitors
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Sword & buckler pool 2

Participants in sword & buckler pool 1 required for judging

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All sword & buckler competitors
April 20, 2019, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Tournament Type: Sword and buckler
1:45 pm
2:00 pm Dynamic Stances in Liechtenauer (Longsword)
by James Buchanan, Fechtschule Victoria
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Dynamic Stances in Liechtenauer (Longsword)

Description:

Required equipment:

Assumed knowledge:

By:
James Buchanan, Fechtschule Victoria
April 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Longsword
Unity in Motion: The Fabris Basics (Rapier)
by Woody Craig, School of Historical Fencing and MSS-Melbourne Fencing Society
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Unity in Motion: The Fabris Basics (Rapier)

Description: This workshop will teach some of the basics of Fabris' system of rapier in order to teach some of the core basics of fencing with any weapon.

Required equipment: Participants will require: a sword with a finger-ring and a straight blade, rapiers are preferred but a sidesword or even Italian grip foil will suffice.

Assumed knowledge: The workshop will primarily be using rapiers/rapier simulators, all the important basics will be covered as part of the workshop.

By:
Woody Craig, School of Historical Fencing and MSS-Melbourne Fencing Society
April 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Rapier
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
3:00 pm Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Admin
3:15 pm
3:30 pm Sabre & backsword finals
by All sabre & backsword competitors
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Sabre & backsword finals

All Sabre & backsword competitors required.

By:
All sabre & backsword competitors
April 20, 2019, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Sabre and backsword
Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
3:45 pm
4:00 pm Applying the Verkehrer (Sat) (Longsword)
by Tea Kew, New Cross Historical Fencing
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Applying the Verkehrer (Sat) (Longsword)

Description: When interpreting techniques, it’s helpful to rely as much as possible on gross motor mechanics. This makes it easier to learn and much easier to apply under pressure in heavy fencing gear. This workshop will explore the application of these principles to the verkehrer (inverter) - one of the least studied techniques in Ringeck’s gloss. By using simple powerful mechanics, we can improve the success of this and several other related plays in our fencing.

Required equipment: Longsword simulator (flexible steel or synthetic), mask with back of head protector, heavy gloves. Fencing jackets encouraged.

Assumed knowledge: Beginner/intermediate - basic descending cuts; thrusts; and the zwerhaw.

By:
Tea Kew, New Cross Historical Fencing
April 20, 2019, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Longsword
"So Stabby! So Chic!" (Rapier)
by Chris Slee, LongEdge Fencing
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"So Stabby! So Chic!" (Rapier)

Description: It's an historical truism that French culture has Italian roots. French rapier Fencing started with imported Italian masters but very soon split and started developing along its own branch resulting in the foil and smallsword systems of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

We look at some key attributes of early French rapier and exercise a couple of core techniques which are a little different from the Italian.

Requirements: Mask, gloves, torso protection (optional but recommended), thrust-centric sword.

Assumed knowledge:

By:
Chris Slee, LongEdge Fencing
April 20, 2019, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Rapier
4:15 pm
4:30 pm
4:45 pm
5:00 pm Sword & buckler finals
by All sword & buckler competitors
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Sword & buckler finals

All sword & buckler competitors required

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All sword & buckler competitors
April 20, 2019, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Sword and buckler
5:15 pm
5:30 pm Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

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FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
5:45 pm
6:00 pm Prize giving and updates
by FotS Admin
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Prize giving and updates

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 6:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Break
6:15 pm Please vacate the hall by 6:30pm
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Please vacate the hall by 6:30pm

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Break
6:30 pm Saturday Drinks - Burnley Brewing
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Saturday Drinks - Burnley Brewing

Burnley Brewing
648 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121

Pre-registration not required, but appreciated
Food and drinks purchasable on arrival.
Please speak to the registration desk to change your RSVP.

https://www.festivalofthesword.org.au/social for more information.

By:
FotS Admin
April 20, 2019, 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Social event
6:45 pm
7:00 pm
7:15 pm
7:30 pm
7:45 pm
8:00 pm
8:15 pm
8:30 pm
8:45 pm
9:00 pm
9:15 pm
9:30 pm
9:45 pm
10:00 pm
10:15 pm
10:30 pm
10:45 pm
11:00 pm
11:15 pm

Sunday, 21st April 2019

Time Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Upstairs
8:30 am          
8:45 am          
9:00 am Tournament set up
by FotS Admin
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Tournament set up

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FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 9:30 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Admin
Hall open, no scheduled activities
by FotS Admin
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Hall open, no scheduled activities

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
Referee training
by FotS Admin
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Referee training

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 9:30 am
Hall: Upstairs Track: Tournament
9:15 am
9:30 am Safety briefing and equipment check
by All today's tournament participants
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Safety briefing and equipment check

Compulsory for all today's tournament participants

By:
All today's tournament participants
April 21, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament
Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Upstairs Track: Admin
9:45 am
10:00 am Mixed longsword pool 1
by FotS Admin
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Mixed longsword pool 1

Participants in mixed longsword pool 3 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Longsword
Mixed longsword pool 2
by FotS Admin
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Mixed longsword pool 2

Participants in mixed longsword pool 4 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Tournament Type: Longsword
The Kreusslerian School of Smallsword (Sun) (Smallsword)
by Tobias Zimmermann, Fechtboden Zimmermann
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The Kreusslerian School of Smallsword (Sun) (Smallsword)

Description: Wilhelm Kreussler became priviledged fencing master of the town of Jena in 1620. His legacy probably continued even into the 20th century, the last treatise on the style he founded published in 1892. The Kreussler approach to smallsword is very different from the rival French school, both of which were practiced in Germany, stressing work from the bind and maintaining the capability to defend even as you attack. We will explore some of the typical techniques and concepts of the school in this class from "Ligaden" to "halbe Stöße".

Required equipment: Mask, gloves. Smallsword trainer, foil or very light rapier.

Assumed knowledge: Introductory workshop, no prior knowledge required.

By:
Tobias Zimmermann, Fechtboden Zimmermann
April 21, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Smallsword
You Are Doing Silver Wrong (Backsword)
by Gareth Jones, Fitzroy College of Arms
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You Are Doing Silver Wrong (Backsword)

Description: This is an overview of George Silver's shortsword as interpreted by the Fitzroy College of Arms.

Required equipment: Gloves, Mask, Single sword or waster (preferably a basket hilt).

Assumed knowledge: A broad understanding of the basics of at least one style of swordplay.

This is a principle-based workshop that draws on the universal fundamentals of fencing and so familiarity with concepts like "measure" or "tempo" or the ability to perform a pass will be assumed.

By:
Gareth Jones, Fitzroy College of Arms
April 21, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Sabre and backsword
Free fencing / Grand Duel space
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Free fencing / Grand Duel space

Free fencing and Grand Duel space

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Hall: Upstairs Track: Free fencing and Grand Duel space
10:15 am
10:30 am
10:45 am
11:00 am
11:15 am
11:30 am Mixed longsword pool 3
by FotS Admin
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Mixed longsword pool 3

Participants in mixed longsword pool 5 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Longsword
Mixed longsword pool 4
by FotS Admin
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Mixed longsword pool 4

Participants in mixed longsword pool 6 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Tournament Type: Longsword
Break
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
11:45 am
12:00 pm Lunch
12:15 pm
12:30 pm
12:45 pm
1:00 pm Lunch Gedecktes Hiebfechten – Covered-Cut Fencing (Sun) (Sabre)
by Tobias Zimmermann, Fechtboden Zimmermann
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Gedecktes Hiebfechten – Covered-Cut Fencing (Sun) (Sabre)

Description: This specific method of using a one-handed cutting weapon can be traced back to Erhardius Henning´s work from 1658, and was later adapted to the dueling culture of German students, resulting in modern Mensur, but also to self-defence and even military fencing in the 19th century. This class will introduce you to August Fehn´s military take on Covered-Cut Fencing as detailled in his work "Die Fechtkunst mit Stoß- und Hiebwaffen" from 1851.

Required equipment: Mask, jacket, gloves. Sabre, sidesword, backsword or broadsword, as long as your hand is covered and you can move your wrist, it will work.

Assumed knowledge: Introductory workshop, no prior knowledge required.

By:
Tobias Zimmermann, Fechtboden Zimmermann
April 21, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Sabre and backsword
Title TBA (Sword & Buckler)
by FotS Admin
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Title TBA (Sword & Buckler)

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FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Sword and buckler
1:15 pm
1:30 pm Mixed longsword pool 5
by FotS Admin
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Mixed longsword pool 5

Participants in mixed longsword pool 1 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Longsword
Mixed longsword pool 6
by FotS Admin
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Mixed longsword pool 6

Participants in mixed longsword pool 2 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Tournament Type: Longsword
1:45 pm
2:00 pm
2:15 pm
2:30 pm Break
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Break

Admin

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FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
2:45 pm
3:00 pm Break
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Break

Admin

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FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Admin
Principles of Timing in fencing (Mixed weapons)
by Stephen Hand, Stoccata School of Defence
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Principles of Timing in fencing (Mixed weapons)

Description: This workshop looks at the way both English and Italian principles of timing derive from Aristotle's Physics and what this means for actual fencing, regardless of country, period or system.

Required equipment: The workshop is not weapon specific. Participants will require a sword and a fencing mask. Other protective equipment will allow drills to be done with more vigour and may prove useful.

Assumed knowledge: The workshop is aimed at a wide range of experience levels, from complete beginners to the most experienced.

By:
Stephen Hand, Stoccata School of Defence
April 21, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Mixed weapons
Sword & Buckler: The Italian Way (Sword & buckler)
by Gindi Wauchope, The School of Historical Fencing
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Sword & Buckler: The Italian Way (Sword & buckler)

Description: Sword & Buckler was the entry level sword sport of 16th century Italy. This class will explore this weapon combination as described by the Bolognese masters emphasising how to play fencing games using the principles, footwork, guards, and language of the time. The key source authors are Achille Marozzo, Antonio Manciolino and Giovanni dall’Agocchie.

Required equipment: Fencing mask, single handed sword, small buckler (sub 45 cm diameter), gloves, Optional extras: foream & elbow guards, gorget.

Assumed knowledge: Experience with either longsword or a single handed cutting system will be assumed.

By:
Gindi Wauchope, The School of Historical Fencing
April 21, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Sword and buckler
3:15 pm
3:30 pm Mixed longsword finals
by All mixed longsword competitors
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Mixed longsword finals

All Mixed longsword competitors required

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All mixed longsword competitors
April 21, 2019, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Longsword
3:45 pm
4:00 pm
4:15 pm
4:30 pm Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

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FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
4:45 pm
5:00 pm Free fencing / Grand Duel space
by FotS Admin
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Free fencing / Grand Duel space

Free fencing and Grand Duel space

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Free fencing and Grand Duel space
5:15 pm
5:30 pm Free fencing / Grand Duel space
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Free fencing / Grand Duel space

Free fencing and Grand Duel space

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Free fencing and Grand Duel space
5:45 pm
6:00 pm Prize giving and updates
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Prize giving and updates

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 6:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Break
6:15 pm Please vacate the hall by 6:30pm
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Please vacate the hall by 6:30pm

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FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Break
6:30 pm Event Dinner - Paella night at Bouzy Rouge
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Event Dinner - Paella night at Bouzy Rouge

Bouzy Rouge
470 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121

Pre-registration and payment required
$25 per person - includes paella, sangria and salad. No BYO.
Please speak to the registration desk to change your RSVP.

https://www.festivalofthesword.org.au/social

By:
FotS Admin
April 21, 2019, 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Social event
6:45 pm
7:00 pm
7:15 pm
7:30 pm
7:45 pm
8:00 pm
8:15 pm
8:30 pm
8:45 pm
9:00 pm
9:15 pm
9:30 pm
9:45 pm
10:00 pm
10:15 pm
10:30 pm
10:45 pm
11:00 pm
11:15 pm

Monday, 22nd April 2019

Time Tournament 1 Tournament 2 Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Upstairs
8:30 am          
8:45 am          
9:00 am Tournament set up
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Tournament set up

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FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 9:30 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Admin
Hall open, no scheduled activities
by FotS Admin
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Hall open, no scheduled activities

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
Referee training
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Referee training

Tournament

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 9:30 am
Hall: Upstairs Track: Tournament
9:15 am
9:30 am Safety briefing and equipment check
by All today's tournament participants
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Safety briefing and equipment check

Compulsory for all today's tournament participants

By:
All today's tournament participants
April 22, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament
Free fencing / Grand Duel space
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Free fencing / Grand Duel space

Free fencing and Grand Duel space

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 9:30 am to 5:15 pm
Hall: Upstairs Track: Free fencing and Grand Duel space
9:45 am
10:00 am Rapier Pool 1
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Rapier Pool 1

Participants in rapier pool 3 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Rapier
Rapier Pool 2
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Rapier Pool 2

Participants in rapier pool 4 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Tournament Type: Rapier
Provoke, Deceive and Succeed! (Sidesword)
by Mark Holgate, Adelaide Sword Academy
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Provoke, Deceive and Succeed! (Sidesword)

Description: For a good honest German, Joachim Meyer has a lot to tell you about deceiving your opponent. This workshop will develop your abilities to provoke, deceive and mislead your opponent, and includes helpful advice for avoiding falling prey to the same tricks.

Required equipment: Single handed sword, ideally a side sword. Plastics acceptable.

Assumed knowledge: Fencers should have some competency in a single sword system that utilises cuts.

By:
Mark Holgate, Adelaide Sword Academy
April 22, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Rappier
Towards a Grand Unifying Theory of Sword & Buckler (Sword & buckler)
by Stephen Hand, Stoccata School of Defence
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Towards a Grand Unifying Theory of Sword & Buckler (Sword & buckler)

Description: George Silver's instructions on how to use the sword and buckler amount to "do what I told you to do with sword and dagger". If we do this, many of the techniques that arise bear a striking resemblance to another prominent sword and buckler system (that shall remain unnamed because we want you to work it out during the workshop). Looking at these two systems, each fills in critical gaps in the other, making the study of both in tandem both practical and highly useful.

Required equipment: Single handed sword and buckler (arming sword, sidesword and basket hilted sword will all work). Fencing mask. Protective gloves for those using incomplete hilts. A vambrace for the sword arm will be useful in allowing completion of attacks in drill.

Assumed knowledge: Prior knowledge of sword and buckler will be useful, but not necessary.

By:
Stephen Hand, Stoccata School of Defence
April 22, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Sword and buckler
10:15 am
10:30 am
10:45 am
11:00 am
11:15 am
11:30 am Break
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Admin
11:45 am
12:00 pm Rapier Pool 3
by FotS Admin
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Rapier Pool 3

Participants in rapier pool 2 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Rapier
Rapier Pool 4
by FotS Admin
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Rapier Pool 4

Participants in rapier pool 1 required for judging

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 2 Track: Tournament Type: Rapier
Gedecktes Hiebfechten – Covered-Cut Fencing (Mon) (Sabre)
by Tobias Zimmermann, Fechtboden Zimmermann
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Gedecktes Hiebfechten – Covered-Cut Fencing (Mon) (Sabre)

Description: This specific method of using a one-handed cutting weapon can be traced back to Erhardius Henning´s work from 1658, and was later adapted to the dueling culture of German students, resulting in modern Mensur, but also to self-defence and even military fencing in the 19th century. This class will introduce you to August Fehn´s military take on Covered-Cut Fencing as detailled in his work "Die Fechtkunst mit Stoß- und Hiebwaffen" from 1851.

Required equipment: Mask, jacket, gloves. Sabre, sidesword, backsword or broadsword, as long as your hand is covered and you can move your wrist, it will work.

Assumed knowledge: Introductory workshop, no prior knowledge required.

By:
Tobias Zimmermann, Fechtboden Zimmermann
April 22, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Sabre and backsword
Fencing with the Shortened Sword - Part 1 (Mon) (Longsword,, mixed weapons)
by Christian Trosclair, Wiktenauer
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Fencing with the Shortened Sword - Part 1 (Mon) (Longsword,, mixed weapons)

Description: In these classes we explore Liechtenauer's angle on fighting: the five words, hanging and winding, scaling up the technical ladder, simply and directly. To this end we draw from the length and breadth of the corpus: 3227a, Lignitzer, Medel, Hutter and the Gesellschaft to find the common names of the hidden strikes and begin to unlock the meaning of the Zettel itself.

Required equipment: Bring your longsword and gear for drilling. Messer and sword and buckler are welcome and encouraged as well.

Assumed knowledge: Assumed knowledge/experience for workshop (please be detailed) Please be able to cut, thrust and parry with confidence.

By:
Christian Trosclair, Wiktenauer
April 22, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Longsword
12:15 pm
12:30 pm
12:45 pm
1:00 pm
1:15 pm
1:30 pm Lunch Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
1:45 pm
2:00 pm Lunch
2:15 pm
2:30 pm Rapier finals
by FotS Admin
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Rapier finals

All Rapier competitors required

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Tournament Type: Rapier
The Kreusslerian School of Smallsword (Mon) (Smallsword)
by Tobias Zimmermann, Fechtboden Zimmermann
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The Kreusslerian School of Smallsword (Mon) (Smallsword)

Description: Wilhelm Kreussler became priviledged fencing master of the town of Jena in 1620. His legacy probably continued even into the 20th century, the last treatise on the style he founded published in 1892. The Kreussler approach to smallsword is very different from the rival French school, both of which were practiced in Germany, stressing work from the bind and maintaining the capability to defend even as you attack. We will explore some of the typical techniques and concepts of the school in this class from "Ligaden" to "halbe Stöße".

Required equipment: Mask, gloves. Smallsword trainer, foil or very light rapier.

Assumed knowledge: Introductory workshop, no prior knowledge required.

By:
Tobias Zimmermann, Fechtboden Zimmermann
April 22, 2019, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Workshop Type: Smallsword
Fencing from the Shortened Sword - Part 2 (Mon) (Longsword,, mixed weapons)
by Christian Trosclair, Wiktenauer
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Fencing from the Shortened Sword - Part 2 (Mon) (Longsword,, mixed weapons)

Description: In these classes we explore Liechtenauer's angle on fighting: the five words, hanging and winding, scaling up the technical ladder, simply and directly. To this end we draw from the length and breadth of the corpus: 3227a, Lignitzer, Medel, Hutter and the Gesellschaft to find the common names of the hidden strikes and begin to unlock the meaning of the Zettel itself.

Required equipment: Bring your longsword and gear for drilling. Messer and sword and buckler are welcome and encouraged as well.

Assumed knowledge: Assumed knowledge/experience for workshop (please be detailed) Please be able to cut, thrust and parry with confidence.

By:
Christian Trosclair, Wiktenauer
April 22, 2019, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Workshop 2 Track: Workshop Type: Longsword
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
3:45 pm
4:00 pm Break
by FotS Admin
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Break

Admin

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FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Admin
4:15 pm GRAND DUEL SHEETS DUE 4:30PM
by FotS Admin
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GRAND DUEL SHEETS DUE 4:30PM

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FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 4:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Alert
4:30 pm International guest Q&A
by FotS Admin
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International guest Q&A

Please submit questions at the registration desks, or ask during the session

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Discussion or lecture
Hall closed
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Hall closed

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FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: Workshop 1 Track: Admin
4:45 pm
5:00 pm
5:15 pm Prize giving and farewell
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Prize giving and farewell

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Break
5:30 pm
5:45 pm Free fencing- Please feel free to assist with pack-up
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Free fencing- Please feel free to assist with pack-up

Free fencing

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FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Free fencing and Grand Duel space
6:00 pm
6:15 pm Please vacate the hall by 6:30pm
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Please vacate the hall by 6:30pm

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FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Break
6:30 pm Farewell Drinks - Beer360
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Farewell Drinks - Beer360

Beer 360
468 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121

Pre-registration not required, but appreciated
Drinks purchasable on arrival, some snack food is available at the venue and you are welcome to BYO food from nearby restaurants.
Please speak to the registration desk to change your RSVP.

https://www.festivalofthesword.org.au/social for more information.

By:
FotS Admin
April 22, 2019, 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Hall: Tournament 1 Track: Social event
6:45 pm
7:00 pm
7:15 pm
7:30 pm
7:45 pm
8:00 pm
8:15 pm
8:30 pm
8:45 pm
9:00 pm
9:15 pm
9:30 pm
9:45 pm
10:00 pm
10:15 pm
10:30 pm
10:45 pm
11:00 pm
11:15 pm

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