Swordplay Sessions

Anything to do with sword, axe or staff fighting.

Swordplay Sessions

Jon Clay
Skills Instructor (S)
Skills Instructor (S)
Joined: 19 Nov 2010, 22:16

19 Jul 2011, 06:55 #1

I was wondering if anyone from NECLHG would be interested in learning/practicing some skills in swordsmanship, either in a workshop (like last year) or regularly in Armidale/Uralla.

Thanks!

Jon
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Le_Loup
Captain of Scouts
Captain of Scouts
Joined: 09 Nov 2010, 06:56

27 Jul 2011, 01:18 #2

I will put my hand up. Anyone else up for some fun?
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost.

Captain, Armidale NSW Australia chapter.
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/
http://australiansurvivalandpreppers.blogspot.com.au/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEOMS ... _as=public
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Girty
Journeyman Woodsrunner
Journeyman Woodsrunner
Joined: 11 Nov 2010, 09:54

05 Aug 2011, 08:35 #3

I would be delighted to have some extra sword instruction if I could get up that way a bit more.
Makes me want for a good broad sword again.
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Le_Loup
Captain of Scouts
Captain of Scouts
Joined: 09 Nov 2010, 06:56

05 Aug 2011, 23:48 #4

Girty wrote:I would be delighted to have some extra sword instruction if I could get up that way a bit more.
Makes me want for a good broad sword again.
You can borrow mine. I have shortened it to lessen the weight in the blade, because I have arthritis in my hands. It is now about cutless length.

(It is raining! Yay! We need it).
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost.

Captain, Armidale NSW Australia chapter.
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/
http://australiansurvivalandpreppers.blogspot.com.au/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEOMS ... _as=public
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Jon Clay
Skills Instructor (S)
Skills Instructor (S)
Joined: 19 Nov 2010, 22:16

11 Jan 2012, 23:06 #5

Cutlass length is good LeLoup - it allows you to do a lot more intricate close-up work compared to a longer blade.

I now have two single-handed swords (medieval period, but of similar length and weight), my cutlass, and a rapier to use for swordplay. Perhaps we should consider it in 2012?
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Le_Loup
Captain of Scouts
Captain of Scouts
Joined: 09 Nov 2010, 06:56

12 Jan 2012, 01:45 #6

Jon Clay wrote:Cutlass length is good LeLoup - it allows you to do a lot more intricate close-up work compared to a longer blade.

I now have two single-handed swords (medieval period, but of similar length and weight), my cutlass, and a rapier to use for swordplay. Perhaps we should consider it in 2012?
Oh, I am always thinking about it Jon. Right now I still rely on the use of my walking stick, and quick moves are definately out! New local members on the forum have not visited yet, & older members seem to have other priorities at present. But don't give up on it. As soon as I am able, we can get the boys out for a session.
Good to hear from you Jon, & looking forward to you visiting again.
Regards, Keith.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost.

Captain, Armidale NSW Australia chapter.
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/
http://australiansurvivalandpreppers.blogspot.com.au/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEOMS ... _as=public
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