Western Washington WMA Workshop 2008

Once again the Academia della Spada is pleased to host its third western martial arts weekend workshop. We extend a friendly invitation to all students and scholars of western martial arts, eastern martial arts, and modern fencing to join us in Seattle, WA for another three day intensive workshop on the traditional & historical martial arts of Europe.

4W 2008 will continue to offer the highest level of dedicated instruction from acknowledged professionals in their field. Participants will have the opportunity to attend an historical feast to relax, socialize, and stuff themselves with sumptuous victuals.

Primary Tracks
This year 4W features the following primary tracks of instruction. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose two. Class times are subject to change.

Morning Tracks (9:00am-12:00pm)

  • Northern Italian Duelling Sabre - Maestro Ramón Martínez
  • Application of Principles in Master Liechtenauer's Art - Christian Tobler
  • The Backsword System of George Silver - Nathan Barnett
  • French Smallsword - Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martínez
  • Bolognese Swordsmanship - Steven Reich

Afternoon Tracks (3:10-6:00pm)

  • Sword and Dagger - Cecil Longino, Maestro Ramón Martínez, Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martínez
  • Principles of Baroque Sword - Tom Leoni
  • The Fundamental and Universal Principles of Fiore's Martial Arts System - Robert Charron
  • The German Dusack/Messer - Jared Kirby
  • I.33 Sword & Buckler - Tactics, Strategy, and Technique - Maestro Sean Hayes

Electives for this year include:
Saturday Electives (1:00-3:00pm)

  • Offensive Positioning in Spanish Duelling Knife - Antone Blair
  • Free Fencing (Saturday)
  • Medieval Mounted Combat Presentation - Kristina Charron
  • 19th Century Dueling Sword & Dueling Codes - Maestro Ramón Martínez

Sunday Electives (1:00-3:00pm)

  • Seventeenth Century Civilian Combatives (aka "Wrestling in High Heels") - Tim Ruzicki
  • Renaissance Historiography - Professor Ivan Peterson

Free Fencing (Sunday)

Motions of the Renaissance Pike Square - William Elder Location:
Academia della Spada (Seattle, Washington)