Combative Arts Foundation Skills Day


Lead Instructor: Viscount Richard de Camville, KSCA, OL, OP
Guest Instructors to be announced as the event gets closer

DATE: Saturday January 23rd, 2010
PLACE: Chateau de Camville
ADDRESS: 2735 Possum Creek Lane Placerville, CA.
PHONE: 530-621-2430
EMAIL: dcamville@hughes. net
FEE: $10.00 (includes lunch and a BBQ dinner)
RSVP DATE: January 17th, 2010

NOTE: This is NOT official SCA event. The event is being held and sponsored by Chateau de Camville. Participants please RSVP by the deadline so we can plan to FEED you! You can show up the day of the workshop but if you don't RSVP you may not get fed! If you have questions about this one-day workshop please drop us a note at dcamville@hughes. net.

FOCUS: This is going to be a one-full-day workshop geared towards improving the foundation skills used in SCA and WMA Armored Combat. This will be a great starting point for new fighters and a wonderful refresher for those more experienced combatants. We will be TRAINING with drills, slow-work, focused sparring and more. Most of the day will be unarmored and the latter part of the day will be armored.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Bring your fighting gear. If you have loner bits, please bring them. Some loaner gear may be available. As part of the day will be unarmored we recommend training in your gambeson or other fighting clothes. A chair is also recommended. Your favorite sports beverage is a good idea. Water and lemonade will be provided. You will also need to PLEASE BE ON TIME! We have LOTS of material to cover and we need everyone up to speed and ready to go. Yes...there will be space to work on non-martial projects! If you would like to teach a class please let us know!

FOOD: A lunch grazing table and a barbeque dinner will be provided. Some soft drinks will be provided. If you have a favorite beverage please bring it along. If you have any food allergies PLEASE let us know by January 25th, 2010 so we can take care of your food needs.

CRASH SPACE/CAMPING: We have LOTS of room for tent set up and crash space for those traveling from outside the area. If you need crash space Friday or Saturday night (breakfast will be provided for guest Saturday morning who crash here), please let us know by dropping us a note at dcamville@hughes. net by January 17, 2010.

DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 50 heading towards Placerville, take the Missouri Flats Road exit and head SOUTH. Follow Missouri Flats Road (you'll pass several strip centers) until it T-stops at Pleasant Valley Road./Hwy. 49. Make a LEFT on Pleasant Valley Road. You'll go through part of Diamond Springs (really cheap gas there). There is an unoccupied office building on the right hand side just before Hanks Exchange Road. Make a RIGHT on Hanks Exchange Road. Make a LEFT on Ranch Road (it's gravel from here). Stay on Ranch Road (there is a fork and going to the right puts you back on Hanks Exchange). Make a RIGHT on Kenwood Rd. Make a SHARP LEFT at Possum Creek. At the end of Possum Creek there are two long driveways. Take the one to the LEFT and it will lead you to the house (there maybe a bus there for a landmark...yeah, really). We'll leave the lights on for you! For our "city friends" please be mindful of the wildlife. Lots of deer and turkey walk around in the evening and can cross the road at the most inopportune times. It is also VERY dark on the roads so take your time driving.

We look forward to sharing the day with you!

In Service,

Vis. Richard de Camville, KSCA, OL, OP
Chateau de Camville

Bill Worth
Sir William Flanagan