Starkhafn's School of Defence presents the second annual Practicum of the Sword for students of the Arte of Defence, and Chivalric combat, we welcome you to two days of classes on the historic masters of sword play!
Nevada Museum & Historical Society at Lorenzi Park
700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107
$10 for members (+$3 non-members)
Includes Lunch and Revel Saturday Evening
Master Antonius Tesel (Marshal Taylor)
Instructors & Classes:
Barwn Meistr Gwylym ab Owain, OL OP DWS (William Wilson), president of the Tattershall School of Defence, premiere member of the Order of the White Scarf of Atenveldt, and fencing coach at Northern Arizona University. He is also on the advisory board for Swordplay Symposium International. A prominent researcher in historical swordplay, Wilson has written and publixhed the book "The Art of Defence", and is in the process of translating several Italian fencing manuals.
Spanish Sidesword: Pacheco and the Vulgar Fencers
Don Pachomius Oneshoe DWS (Puck Curtis) co-founder of the Destreza Translation and Research Project. Currently living in Davis, California, he is the primary historical fencing instructor for the Davis Fencing Academy. Puck is certified to teach classical Italian Fencing as a Provost at Arms through the San Jose Fencing Master's Program.
Gabriela d'Avila (Mary Curtis) co-founder of the Destreza Translation and Research Project, has been studying Spanish for over 15 years. She is working toward her Ph.D. in Golden Age Spanish literature at the University of California, Davis, her dissertation focusing on the cultural significance of Jeronimo Sanchez de Carranza's fencing treatise. Mary has begun work on two Spanish fencing translation projects, one being a translation of Carranza's foundational text. Fundamental Footwork for Fighting
Don Kou No Toshikage (Karl Jacobs) Northshield's Deputy for Cut & Thrust Swordplay, and Historical Combat A&S Deputy. He is a scholar in the Chicago Swordplay Guild. He has been the historical fencing coach for the Milwaukee School of Engineering for five years, and has repeatedly been a guest instructor at the Gallowglass Academy's Scholar's Day.
Tempo According to Fabris
Sir Logos von Schnecke, KSCA, OP (Timothy Lyon) , joined the SCA in A.S. 11, was knighted in A.S. 18, and served as Earl Marshal of the Middle Kingdom for 3 years. He has taken advantage of the growing interest in the Western Martial Arts to pursue historical studies. He has studied with some of the best scholars in the movement, including Wilson, Chelak, Charon, Hayes and Leoni. He has experimented with many styles, but for several years has focused on the works of Salvator Fabris and George Silver. Location:
Barony of Starkhafn (Las Vegas, Nevada)