The Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts (AEMMA) is proud to host the second annual International Western Martial Arts Workshop.  The focus of the workshop will cover historical martial arts during the time frame of the medieval and renaissance periods.
The workshop will include vendor displays of arms & armour, lectures and presentations by notable individuals, including a presentation on the infamous I.33 manuscript.
Weapons covered in this workshop will include: longsword, sword & shield, pole-axe, rapier, rapier & dagger, schlager, dusak, dagger, quarter-staff and unarmed techniques.  Weapons will be either wooden "wasters" or combat-ready steel.

Schedule of Events
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AEMMA reserves the right to revise the schedule in the event of availability issues with the instructors and lecturers. Those individuals that have pre-registered will receive an email indicating the change to the schedule of events.

Please check back periodically as there are updates and developments occuring with respect to the workshop and therefore, the workshop pages will be updated to reflect those developments.

Time Frame Day 1 (Oct 13) Day 2 (Oct 14) Day 3 (Oct 15)
08:30 Registration & continental breakfast Gathering & continental breakfast Gathering & continental breakfast
09:00 Opening & Introduction
D. Cvet
Warm-up - Stretching
M. May
Warm-up - Stretching
M. May
09:15 I.33 Research Project
Dr. J. Singman
Longsword Skill & Techniques
- fechten demo
- review of historical sources for training
- arms & armour requirements
- folgen & drills training techniques

Click me to see workshop detailsAcademy of European Medieval Martial Arts
Knife & Unarmed Techniques
- based on Fiori de' Liberi
- knife disarming techniques
- unarmed techniques

Renaissance
Academy of Martial Arts
09:30
09:45
10:00 - Coffee Break -
10:15 Chivalry and the Medieval Martial Arts
Brian R. Price
10:30
10:45 - Coffee Break - - Coffee Break -
11:00 Historical Fencing Updates
Maestro Andrea Lupo-Sinclair (Italy)
Sword & Buckler
- fechten demo
- I.33 method shield work
- training techniques

La Compagnié Médiévale
Italian weapons systems
- longsword, sidesword,
  rapier, sabre
- timing & techniques

Click me to see workshop detailsLa Federazione Italiana di Scherma Antica e Storica
(Italian Ancient & Historical Fencing Federation)
La Verdadera Destreza
- history of the rapier in Spain
- guard positions, footwork
- weapon movements
- scherma demo

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Martinez Academy of Arms
11:15
11:30 Historical Fencing Updates
Maister Paul Macdonald (Scotland)
11:45
12:00 Historical Fencing Updates
Maestro Ramon Martinez (USA)
12:15
12:30 - Lunch 1hr - - Lunch 1hr - - Lunch 1hr -
13:30 English Martial Arts Developments
Maister Terry Brown (UK)
To the Teeth: Principles of Safety in the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Martial Arts
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Chicago Swordplay Guild
Longsword of Filipo Vadi
- offensive/defensive
  techniques
- training drills

Dawn Duelists Society
Medieval German and Italian Knife Fighting Techniques
- Talhoffer & de'Liberi

Alliance Martial Arts
13:45
14:00
14:15 Intro to "Physical" Workshop
Dr. Sydney Anglo (video)
14:30 - Coffee Break -
14:45 English Rapier
- English rapier history
- rapier techniques
- skirmish demo

Company of Cavalier Gentlemen
15:00 - Coffee Break - - Coffee Break -
15:15 16th Century Combat Training
- offensive/defensive
  techniques
- training drills

Click me to see workshop detailsTournament Productions
English Martial Arts
- English staff-fighting
  (quarterstaff)

The Company of Maisters
Dusak & Pallas Armas
- dusak techniques

Click me to see workshop detailsNew Dawn Duelists Society
15:30
15:45
16:00
16:15 - Water Break -
16:30 Hope's New Method
- transitional rapier
- small-sword
- spadroon

Click me to see workshop detailsThe Linacre School
of Defence
- Water Break -
16:45 - Water Break -
Open Workshops




17:00 Pole-axe Techniques
- offensive/defensive
  techniques
- training drills

Click me to see workshop detailsThe Exiles
Sabre Techniques
- footwork, grip, lunge
- compound foot & blade work

Marian Zakrzewski
17:15
17:30
17:45 - End of WMA Workshop -

18:00 - Break - - Break -
18:15 Tournament - Late Historical
Fencing (XVIIc and XVIIIc)


historical fencing rules
engagement judges
contestants
Tournament - Early & Middle Historical Fencing
(XIIIc up until the XVIc)


fencing rules | engagement judges | contestants
18:30
18:45
19:00
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20:00
20:30+ Dinner - "Anything Goes" Medieval Times Dinner & Show & "Knight Club"




Participants (lecture/instruction):
Click on the logo to visit the respective web site or the flag to view the lecturer/instructor's biography

click to visit the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts web site (you're already here!)Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts, Toronto, Canada click to view Mr. D. Cvet's bio click to visit La Compagnie Médiévale's web site at www.nemesis.qc.ca/ciemedLa Compagnie Médiévale, QC, Canada click to view Lucen Bedard's bio click to visit Higgins Armoury Museum's web site at www.higgins.orgHiggins Armoury, MA, USA click to view Dr. Singman's bio Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts, NY, USA click to view Mr. J. Kovac's bio
click to visit the Alliance Martial Arts web site at www.people.cornell.edu/pages/pak9/Home.htmlAlliance Martial Arts, Ithaca, NY, USA click to view Mr. P. Kautz's bio click to visit The Exiles' web site at www.the-exiles.freeservers.comThe Exiles, Essex, UK  click to visit the Linacre School of Defence web site at www.linacre.ox.ac.uk/Student_pages/Milo/milo.htmThe Linacre School of Defence, Oxford, UK click to view Mr. M. Thurston's bio click to visit The New Dawn Duelists Society's web site at world.conk.com/world/nddsThe New Dawn Duelists Society, MN, USA click to view Mr. J. Kirby's bio
click to visit the Chicago Swordplay Guild web site at www.angelfire.com/il/swordplayThe Chicago Swordplay Guild, Chicago, IL, USA click to view Mr. G. Mele's bio click to visit La Federazione Italiana di Scherma Antica e Storica's web site at www.scherma-antica.orgLa Federazione Italiana di Scherma Antica e Storica, Italy click to view Maestro Andrea Lupo-Sinclair's bio click to visit the Martinez Academy of Arms' web site at www.martinez-destreza.comMartinez Academy of Arms, NY, USA click to view Maestro Martinez's bio Company of Cavalier Gentlemen, ON, Canada click to view Mr. S. Nichols' bio
click to visit the Chicago Swordplay Guild web site at www.angelfire.com/il/swordplayCompany of Maisters, London, UK click to view Mr. T. Brown's bio click to visit the the Swordplay Symposium International at www.swordplay-symposium.comS.Hick, VA, USA click to view Mr. S. Hick's bio Dawn Duelists Society, Edinburgh, Scotland click to view Maister P.Macdonald's bio click to visit the Tournament Productions web site at www.tournamentproductions.org/Tournament Productions, CA, USA click to view Mr. J. Cadieux's bio

 

Participants (vendors):
Click on the "flag" to view the vendor's biography if available

click to visit Blankenshield's web site at www.cyberkeep.com/joerc/arm1.htmBlankenshield Armoury, CA, USA click to view Mr. M. Cross's bio click to visit Heimrick Armoury's web site at www.microtec.net/croise/indexanglo.htm
Heimrick Armoury, QC, Canada 
click to visit Heimrick Armoury's web site at www.dbis.ns.ca/~carlomegTruehearth Armouries, NS, Canada 
click to visit Del Tin's web site at www.deltin.netDel Tin Armi Antiche Company, Maniago, Italy  click to visit Purpleheart's web site at www.woodenswords.com
Purpleheart Armoury, TX, USA 
click to visit South Tower's web site at www.southtower.on.caSouth Tower Armouring Guild, ON, Canada 
click to visit Fletcher's web site at www.christianfletcher.comChristian Fletcher Medieval Military Armoury, ID, USA  click to visit SDK Supplies's web site at sdksupplies.netfirms.comSDK Supplies, ON, Canada  click to visit Fletcher's web site at www.varmouries.comValentine Armouries, AB, Canada click to view Mr. R. Valentine's bio

 



Last Updated: September 20, 2000