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With details ironed out, it’s time to go public.

I will be in Oregon on April 6 for an armored Combat Seminar in connection with Sean Haye’s Northwest Fencing Academy

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If you are interested in armored combat, even theoretically, come on out!

This coming April, I will be at the annual Association of American Italian Studies Conference to be held April 11-13 2013 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Sean Hayes of the Northwest Fencing Academy and I will be presenting a panel session entitled “L’Arte dell’Armizare: Manuscripts, Texts, Content.”  The panel has been organized by F. Regina Psaki of the University of Oregon. She is also working out details with us to do an armored combat demonstration as well.

Sean wiill  be speaking on “Visual and Rhetorical Strategies of Medieval Martial Arts Texts: Art, Memory, and Performance.”

I will be doing “Patterns of Remedy in Il Fior di Battaglia: Insights from the Practical World into the Pedagogical Structure of Getty Ludwig Manuscript XV 13.”

We’ll be doing our part to raise  awareness in academic circles of the serious work done by WMA researchers in rebuilding and understanding the martial arts of medieval and renaissance Europe.

 

Another wonderful armizare “retreat” event hosted by the Chicago Swordplay Guild at the Dekoven Center has come and gone. There were three days of classes plus an unarmored longsword competition and an armored deed of arms as well as the usual convivial camaraderie among the gathered Fiore enthusiasts and friends, both old and new. Between the classes, events, and discussions, which often went late into the night, I came home with much food for thought.

I represented Forteza Historical Swordplay Guild by presenting a lecture on armor in Fiore’s lifetime as well as two classes, the first on sword in armor techniques derived from dagger play mechanics and the second on working with developing personal understating of space and possibilities as they relate to the plays of the first Remedy Master of the dagger. I also fought in the armored deed and was honored by the other participants by being named First Among Equals for the day. I hope to get some pictures processed an deposited here soon.

Two years ago, the Chicago Swordplay Guild put on an event celebrating the anniversary of Fiore die Liberi’s works called “the 600” for the number of years it had been since the maestro wrote. It was held at the DeKoven Center in Racine Wisconsin, the same place as the bi-annual Western Martial Arts Workshop. Unlike the Workshop, the event was devoted to the study of Fiore’s armizare.

Now they are doing it again September 14-16, with a name change to “Armizare Academy” because “602” just doesn’t have that ring.

The instructors this year are all North American, and there’s going to be a lot of really good classes. I will also be there to lecture, instruct and fence in the CFAA armored deed of arms.  Check out the link at http://www.chicagoswordplayguild.com/c/events for more details.

It’s not quite too late to join the fun!

I will be attending the Freelance Academy Press’s “meet and greet”  at the SCA’s 41st Pennsic War in Slippery Rock, PA.  Come by and see us at the Revival Clothing tent on Monday August 6 at 7:30 PM.  There will be munchies to eat as well as authors and editors to chat up.