Three new videos have been added to our Youtube channel. Two are longsword plays – The Peasant’s Blow and a similar play from the Sword in Armor section. The third video is part 1 of 2 on Using Fiore in SCA Combat. This part looks at three Fiore plays, extracts common features, and discusses the skills needed to apply those features. Part 2 (which we haven’t filmed yet) will discuss drills to develop and practice those skills. This is a video version of our new class for Atlantian University which we plan to teach in February 2019.
Due to Florence, the approaching hurricane, the site for Fall University has cancelled all rental use so that the space can be used for evacuations. So, the event has been cancelled. The next University is February 2nd at Louisa County Middle School in Mineral, VA. We will almost certainly run Fiore related classes there. Stay tuned! In the intervening time we hope to shoot some more video possibly including the new class on application of Fiore’s approaches to SCA combat.
Pennsic 47 is next week. We hope to see you there. We’ll be fighting in many of the C&T events as well as the war points. Llwyd will be recognized as a Master of Defense (the SCA peerage for fencing) prior to the Monday rapier war point. Please join us if you can on the field near the Atlantian pavilion at about 2pm (final time not yet set).
We also hope that you’ll make plans to join us at Atlantian University on September 15 at Franklinton High School in Franklinton, NC. Llwyd and Aiden will be teaching 3 Fiore related classes: Fiore for the Armored Medieval Fight, Fiore Poleaxe, and Applying Fiore’s Combat system to SCA Combat Forms. Two of these are completely new classes. And there will be lots of other HMA and SCA classes to take as well.
We just posted two new videos to the YouTube channel. The first is about 3 new books that are facsimiles or translations of the Getty manual (links to purchase can be found here.) The second video discusses 3 ways to learn, practice and drill Fiore (a video version of the essay here.) These were shot with a new camera and microphone combination that seems to have improved our sound and resolution even if we have some lighting issues at times.
We’ve added a couple of new posts to the Learn Fiore site:
Learning Fiore: An essay with ideas on learning Fiore’s system
Our Goals: A description of our team’s goals with our studies.
We’re also internally discussing new videos and classes for upcoming Universities, so stay tuned for those!
Atlantia’s Kingdom A&S Festival is coming up on March 3, 2018 and we’ll be there. Llwyd will have a display table showing his work with the study group. Also, there will be two 30 minute demonstrations on the performance stage of Historic Martial Arts from 1320-1599 including 20 minutes of Fiore demonstrations from Llwyd and Aiden.
In other news, we’ve just added a new page describing the goals of our group.
We’ve just added new photo pages for Fiore’s Sword in Armor and Dagger Postas. We’ve also updated the previous set of Longsword Posta flashcards and added a set of Sword in Armor and Dagger Posta flashcards. We’ve even added a new Glossary!
Dec 3 update – Pictures added to Glossary page and corresponding flash card set uploaded.
To make this site more useful, we’ve added two new features. First, we’ve started a page for frequently asked questions that we’ll add to as we go along. Second, we’ve added support for really simple syndication (RSS), which is a way to follow updates on lots of different websites easily using readers such as Feedly.
We will once again be running a 4-hour Fiore track at Atlantian University on September 16, 2017. We have reworked and significantly updated all of the classes and will be exploring lots and lots of new plays. So the classes should be new and exciting for both new and repeat students. See http://university.atlantia.sca.org/ for details and please come join us!
Sept 17 update: Thanks again for coming out and supporting our classes. We’ve posted some pictures to the photo page and some of the class outlines to the articles page.
A couple of weeks ago we got together and shot videos of ten of Fiore’s Dagger plays. Since then, we’ve been editing away. The introduction and the first five play videos have now been posted. The second group will follow shortly. We’ve also updated the channel page with playlists to organize our videos by subject. Enjoy!
June 15 Update: The second set of five dagger videos has been edited and posted.