Monday, October 15, 2012

October 14th Public Meeting Report

Attendance -- 8  (Steven and I trained and sparred for an audience of up to 6

Time 13:00 - 16:50 (they had already turned down the lights to encourage folks to head home before we took our last gear out)


Today we covered practical self-defense applications of the unarmed "wrestling" moves detailed in Sigmund Ringeck's 15th century "The Knightly Arts of Combat".  We worked through the 6 Mort Stoss (a.k.a. "Death Blows" or "Murder Strikes"), the 4 Bain Bruchen ("Bone Breakings"), and a number of other counterattacks.  After covering the primary targets and methods of striking described throughout the text, we donned additional protective gear for sparring.  Intrigued by the commotion, several library visitors dropped in for a closer look.  Over the course of the next 2 hours, we demonstrated, discussed and sparred with longswords, rapier vs. baskethilt, rapier & buckler vs. baskethilt, etc.  Our audience stayed until we had to pack up at the end of the day.

Report by Richard Swinney

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Back to the "Old Grind"

With this year's Library presentation finished, it's now back to work on practicing our core skill fundamentals.  Here, we see Richard (in black) working with his student Jerrod (in red) on entering techniques.  We will be continuing our monthly "open to the public" meetings and practices at the Library Center, and will be adding more outdoor practices as the weather get cooler.

It also means that we will be looking toward our next big project,  Stay tuned for more updates.  Remember, You can always contact us by Email or phone - just click the "Contact Us" link in the right-hand column.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Thanks for making "Art of the Medieval Hunt" a success!

We would like to thank the Greene County Public Library and all in attendance for helping to make our recent Library presentation a success.  Turnout was great, and we had the opportunity to meet some very nice medieval enthusiasts in the community.

Stay tuned to see what our next project will be...

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Art of the Medieval Hunt - July 21 at 7pm, Library Center in Springfield MO

Richard Practicing the Art of Falconry
Enjoy a living history and multimedia presentation on medieval hunting by Bartholomew Bramble's School of Defence and the Arts Mylitarie. Hunting held an important role in the society of medieval Europe, not only for sport and obtaining food, but also in training for war, natural resource management and social interaction. Using surviving medieval manuscripts, this presentation will explore the fascinating world of medieval hunting including animals pursued, skills, techniques and weapons, and domestic animals that aided hunters.