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Awesome Workshops at the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium

Devon Boorman  December 17, 2012
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VISS 2013 is approaching, and we’re excited to announce a first look at our workshop lineup!

We are proud to offer two styles of workshops at VISS. The first style offers a more in-depth look into various topics, with work that will build across three days of classes.

Topics for this style of workshop include:

  • “Understanding Armizare – a Walking Tour of Fiore dei Liberi’s Art of Arms”, by Greg Mele
  • “Three days of Italian Rapier”, by Tom Leoni “No one can defend himself without danger”
  • Lichtenauer’s Art in Three Weapons,by Jessica Finlay
  • “Three days of Iberian Swordplay”, by Eric Meyers and Puck Curtis

In addition we also have single-session workshops to explore:

  • Does Fiore Wind?, taught by Sean Hayes
  • Classical Italian Dueling Sabre, taught by Sean Hayes
  • Burgundian Pollaxe: Le Jeu de la Hache (part I), taught by Jason Smith
  • Burgundian Pollaxe: Le Jeu de la Hache (part II), taught by Jason Smith
  • Pommel Play, taught by Jason Smith
  • German Medieval Dagger, taught by Christian Tobler
  • Sword and Buckler of the Liechtenauer Tradition, taught by Christian Tobler
  • Applied Combatives: Improve Your Fight, taught by Devon Boorman
  • Rapier Disarms, taught by Devon Boorman
  • Bringing Down the Big Guy, taught by David McCormick
  • Italian Stick Fencing, taught by Marco Quarta
  • Abracar and Sine Armis: The art and tradition of unarmed fighting in Italy, taught by Marco Quarta

Mix deep-dive classes with single-session workshops for a unique learning experience.

A reminder that early-bird registration is rapidly approaching. A full symposium pass is only $299 until Dec 31, 2012!

Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium 2013
Feb 15-17, 2013
http://www.vancouverswordplay.com

 

devonboorman Devon Boorman is the Co-Founder and Director of Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay, which has been active in Vancouver, Canada since 2004. Devon’s expertise centres on the Italian swordplay tradition including the arts of the Renaissance Italian rapier, sidesword, and longsword, as well as knife and unarmed techniques. Read more from Devon Boorman.