Combat

Week Two for the beginner courses

Missed out on the first week? Its not too late! Get in touch with the course coordinators to find out what you need to do to catch up.

On 12th March 2017 at the Ainslie Scout Hall (cnr of Ebden & Hassall Streets, Ainslie) the Barony will be continuing our beginner courses in Armoured Combat & Rapier.

Rapier runs at 1:30pm-2:15pm

Armoured Combat runs at 2:30pm-3:30pm.

(Click the above links for the facebook events)

The Armoured Combat Mentoring Program is being trialed this year, click here fore more information on the program and the available mentors.

 

Regards,

Lord Otto Sex Burger

Baronial Marshal for Armoured Combat

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The Clash of Swords & Shields.

Winter is coming, so what better way to stay warm than learning the arts of medieval warfare  & combat!  On 5 March 2017 at the Ainslie Scout Hall (cnr of Ebden & Hassall Streets, Ainslie) the Barony will be starting our beginner courses in Armoured Combat & Rapier.

Rapier begins at 1:30pm-2:15pm

Armoured Combat begins at 2:30pm-3:30pm.

(Click the above links for the facebook events)

For more information (such as class schedules), please check out the respective course pages:
Rapier Course Page

Armoured Combat Course Paage

 

Regards,

Lord Otto Sex Burger

Baronial Marshal for Armoured Combat

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No Ainslie Hall for two weeks

There will be no access to the hall or training scheduled for the next two Sundays due to the impending Rowany Festival.  Normal training and activities will resume in April.

Anne

Seneschal

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KNIGHTS IN TRAINING – WE WANT YOU!

Alice - solo -Photo by Amanda SwadlingA call to arms! The Canberra chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism is inviting Canberrans to pick up a sword, fight like a knight and learn the arts of medieval warfare over an 9 week “Foundations of Armoured Combat” course commencing on 13th of March.

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international organisation devoted to bringing the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life through research and re-enactment, employing their knowledge of history to enrich their lives and the lives of others. With over 100,000 participants worldwide, the SCA is one of largest living history societies in the world.

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of armoured combat in the SCA and starts with an introductory session on the 13th March 2015, with practical classes from 2nd of April and following Sundays in Ainslie at the Ainslie Scout Hall, corner of Ebden and Hassall Streets.

“Last year we had a strong turnout of people looking to become modern day Crusaders, Vikings, Spartans or Knights” Ben Norman (aka Lord Otto Sexburger), course instructor said. “However I’m sure we can find a few more in Canberra, I’m sure the Baron is looking forward to having more men and women to fight on our side in the kingdom’s next war”

SCA fighting is not the impractical and highly stylised fight choreography seen in Hollywood blockbusters but a martial art that is designed to emulate armoured combat in a way that allows you to deliver full powered blows without hurting your opponent. Claudia Linder Rachel Horne by Rachel Vess

Male and female fighters (aged 16+) dress in armour, which ranges from full plate steel to padded doublets and leather, to protect them while wielding swords, spears, and axes made of rattan to simulate the balance and handling of original weapons, without the lethal qualities. Mr Norman is quite proud that “…by the end of the course each student has made their own sword and shield to use, a set of loaner armour to fight in and we’re helping them to either buy or make their own set of medieval armour”.

“Anyone can pick up a sword and have a go but the SCA offers you the opportunity to not just like fight like a knight but to aim to be one,” Brigid Costello (Baroness Anne de Tournai), Canberra President, said. “You get the fighting but so much more – it’s a gateway to a worldwide society of tournaments, wars, feasts and balls. Your whole family can be involved.”

WHEN:                 Introductory Session 13th March 2016 at 1.00pm

Practical training commences 3 April 2016 (classes run for an hour, followed by supervised free sparring)

WHERE:              Ainslie Scout Hall, corner of Ebden & Hassall Streets, Ainslie, ACT

COST:                  $20 for the entire course plus $7 per session for insurance purposes (Membership options available)

CONTACT:          Benjamin Norman (Instructor) poleaxecanberra@gmail.com

WEBSITE:           http://polit.lochac.sca.org

 

Ben Norman by Amanda Swadling

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Ultimate Fighter 19th of April

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Congratulations to Mark Ottignon, first place in the fifth Ultimate Fighter tournament (weapons of choice) and first place in the Politarchopolis Ultimate Fighter Series. He has won the first of two places to the UFS finals to be held in a month at Great Northern War (in Brisbane). Huzzah!

 

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Congratulations to Aonghus MacGreigor, second place in the fifth Ultimate Fighter tournament (weapons of choice) and second place in the Politarchopolis Ultimate Fighter Series. He has won the second of two places to the UFS finals to be held in a month at Great Northern War (in Brisbane). Huzzah!
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Ultimate Fighter March 22nd

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The fighters

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Baron Aonghus receiving a tassel for winning the Tourney.

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Lord Lorcan receiving a tassel for winning the Fencing Tourney

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Fencing Tourney

Other pictures from the day:

 

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Newly Authorised

Congratulations to all those who have recently worked very hard to authorise.

We have:

Fencing

– Wolfgang

 

Combat Archery

– Eyfura

-Havelok

 

Heavy Combat

– Cosimo

 

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Havelok who also received his AOA.

 

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Eyfura, madly keen on combat archery

 

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Wolfgang who not only authorised Fencing, but did so as a SCA youth.

 

 

 

 

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Cosimo enjoying Wednesday night practices.

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Interview with the Baronial Heavy Champion 2014

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Great starts for Foundations of Combat and Beginner’s Rapier

Last Sunday saw the Barony’s Foundations of Combat Intake 1 class and Beginner’s Rapier class kick off for 2015.

It was wonderful to see both classes so well attended.  We hope all participants have a brilliant time building their skills.  Next Sunday sees an Ultimate Fighter Tournament prior to class so feel free to come along early and watch the Barony’s more experienced fighters and fencers take the tournament field!  Opens at 10.

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