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Workshops Calendar

Academie Duello offers a regular selection of workshops to members and non-members alike.

Mounted Combat Prix Fiore Clinic

Date Friday, August 7, 2015

Time6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Price C$45.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Map and Directions

Available Spaces 7

Prix Fiore is a riding test that includes jumps and sword work. In this one and a half hour clinic riders will practise pas-de-deux and quadrille dressage movements along with tandem jumps and choreographed sword work.

Instructor: Jennifer Landels
Prerequisite: Riding Level 1 or equivalent
cost: $45 (own horse); $60 (school horse)
*Sign up for any four Friday Clinics for only $180 (4 for the price of 3)!*

Green Cord Skills Clinic (Rapier)

Date Sunday, August 9, 2015

Time12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Price C$51.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 10

Join Academie Duello's Maestro Devon Boorman as he runs a 4-hour curriculum review for current green cords who are prepping for the next rank exam, or just wanting to brush up on their skills. Students will be going over as many curriculum topics as possible in the available time.
Instructor: Devon Boorman
Pre-requisites: Rapier Green Cord
Required Equipment: rapier, mask, gorget

Bartitsu: Handling a Gang of Ruffians

Date Sunday, August 9, 2015

Time1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Price C$60.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 7

It is well known that gangs in Victorian London would use the "Père François" attack in which one ruffian would distract the victim while a second would sneak up behind and throw a bag over their head; and holding the bag straps around the neck, other gang members would go through their pockets and disappear before the victim got a glance at them.

Bartitsu was developed when newspapers were running articles about these dangers, and one of the aims of this mixed martial art is to effectively defend against multiple attackers.

In Academie Duello's first Bartitsu-focused workshop, you'll learn:
  • How to assess a multiple-attacker scenario
  • What strategies to use for optimal safety
  • When to use and when to abandon an improvised weapon such as an umbrella
  • How to deal with grabs from behind
  • What to do about knives and other weapons
  • Why ground-fighting must be avoided, and what to do if you fall
This workshop is open to the public with no prior experience. However, it will be most beneficial for those with previous unarmed martial arts experience, especially those who are at least Green Sash in our Bartitsu program.
Instructor: David McCormick
Cost: $60 + GST (15% off for Academie Duello Members)

Mounted Combat - August 2015

Date Sunday, August 9, 2015

Time1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Price C$120.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

Available Spaces 6

This 5-week series of classes is intended to prepare you for Carosella 2015. There are two levels to this class.

Beginner

Participants at this level will practise from the ground and the falsemount to achieve the combat skills needed to attain the rank of Green Spur and particpate in Mounted Sparring clinics and tournaments.  Students who have their Riding and Horsemanship Level 1 and who attend all five classes can reasonably expect to attain their Green Spur by the end of the series.

Prequisites: none
cost: $120 + gst

Intermediate

Students who already have their Green Spurs will practise from both the ground and from horseback as they work towards the combat skills for the rank of Blue Spur.  Participants who do not own or lease a horse may use a school horse for an additional $40 for the series.
Prerequisites: Green Spur
cost (own horse): $120 + gst
cost (school horse): $160 + gst
Individual classes, space permitting: $35 each + $15 for use of horse if required
Dates are Sundays Aug 9 – Sep 6, 1:30 – 3pm
max participants is 12

Mounted Combat Sparring Clinic

Date Friday, August 14, 2015

Time6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Price C$45.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Map and Directions

Available Spaces 8

Engage in drills to improve your technique and accuracy, then take those skills to slow work and full speed mounted longsword sparring under the guidance of our Maestro d'Armi, Devon Boorman. Hone those skills in for Carosella 2015!

Instructor: Devon Boorman
Prerequisite: Green Spur or permission from instructor
Equipment required: gorget, padded gloves, hard elbow protection, padded torso, helmet with metal mesh or solid plexi visor. Some loaners available
cost: $45 (own horse) $60 (school horse)
*Sign up for any four Friday Clinics for only $180 (4 for the price of 3)!*

Mounted Games Clinic

Date Friday, August 21, 2015

Time6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Price C$45.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Map and Directions

Available Spaces 8

Work on speed and accuracy with Prince Phillip Games Master-level rider Kate Landels. In this one and a half hour session you will learn tricks of the trade for better pickups, hand-offs, targetting, mounting and dismounting, and will also have a chance to practice the mounted games featured in our playdays and tournaments.

Instructor: Kate Landels
Prerequisite: Riding Level 1 or equivalent
cost: $45 (own horse); $60 (school horse)
*Sign up for any four Friday Clinics for only $180 (4 for the price of 3)!*

Longsword: Deceptions, Invitations, Feints, and Counters

Date Saturday, August 22, 2015

Time3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Price C$60.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 10

Pre-reqs: AD Longsword Level 1
Required Equipment: Blunt longsword trainer, gloves, mask, gorget
The longsword is a powerful and direct weapon, it can also be a graceful and deceptive one. This workshop will teach students how to control their weapon in a manner that will mislead the opponent's offence and undo their defense. You will learn:
- How to apply the three deceptive actions of the longsword: feint, invite, and misdirect.
- Deceptions of movement, line, and angle.
- Using deception to gain ground, strike, and enter into wrestles.
- Counters to the Deceptive Fight.
- How to integrate the Deceptive Fight with the True and Adaptive Fights.
This workshop will help beginner and advanced longsword combatants broaden the depth of their longsword combat and is an ideal opportunity to explore these concepts for applicaiton with any weapon.

Wrestling Workshop with Mike Panian

Date Sunday, August 23, 2015

Time12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Price C$60.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 9

Wrestling is the oldest known martial art, and evidence from antiquity suggests that even ancient wrestling was complex and sophisticated. There are examples of wrestling and wrestling games in almost every culture, all of which derive from the same objectives: control your opponent, take them to the ground, and destroy their resolve in the process. Medieval wrestling texts, unfortunately, present only snapshots of wrestling from their era.  This workshop will help bridge the gap between theory and use through the context of wrestling as a whole.

Mike Panian has been practicing martial arts for over 34 years. He studies karate and has been a wrestling coach. Mike has also maintained an interest in European Sword Fighting and other disciplines that augment and enhance his practice. See Mike's current projects here: Martial Energy Workshops and Swordfighters.

This workshop is part of four-class series: August 23rd, September 27th, October 25th, and November 22nd. Sign up for each one individually, or all four dates for $200!

Cost: $60 per person
Required Equipment: Mouthguard, snug clothing, good hygiene
Recommended Equipment: Wrestling headgear

Classical Riding Clinic

Date Friday, August 28, 2015

Time6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Price C$45.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Map and Directions

Available Spaces 7

The first of two clinics with Veli and Sherry Leväaho of Leväaho Classical Horsemanship. Details to come!

Friday 24 July, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Instructors: Veli & Sherry Leväaho
Prerequisite: Riding Level 1 or equivalent
cost: $45 (own horse) $60 (school horse)
*Sign up for any four Friday Clinics for only $180 (4 for the price of 3)!*

Mounted Combat Dressage Clinic

Date Friday, September 4, 2015

Time6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Price C$45.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Map and Directions

Available Spaces 8

Dressage is the basis of all riding, and Mounted Combat is no exception. In this one and a half hour session coach Stephanie Laversin will help you hone your half-halts, achieve better bend, and sharpen your lateral work with an eye to the movements most useful for combat.

Instructor: Stephanie Laversin
Prerequisite: Riding Level 1 or equivalent
cost: $45 (own horse) $60 (school horse)
*Sign up for any four Friday Clinics for only $180 (4 for the price of 3)!*

Applied Combatives: Poleaxe

Date Saturday, September 5, 2015

Time3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Price C$60.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 12

In this workshops students will take their fundamental knowledge of Poleaxe guards, attacks, and defences and move them from drill into combat. The workshop is aimed at learning the skills for combat in full armour but does not require armour. Exercises will be done at scaling speeds depending on students level of equipment, experience, and comfort.
Some of the skills we will focus on include:
- Sparring in the wide and narrow play
- Entering to wrestle and counter-wrestle
- Making disarms and responding to them
- Throwing and being thrown
The workshop is open to anyone who knows the basic attacks and defences of the poleaxe (any system).

Green Cord Skills Clinic (Rapier)

Date Sunday, September 6, 2015

Time12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Price C$51.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 11

Join Academie Duello's Maestro Devon Boorman as he runs a 4-hour curriculum review for current green cords who are prepping for the next rank exam, or just wanting to brush up on their skills. Students will be going over as many curriculum topics as possible in the available time.
Instructor: Devon Boorman
Pre-requisites: Rapier Green Cord
Required Equipment: rapier, mask, gorget

Cavaliere Assessments

Date Monday, September 7, 2015

Time1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

PriceFree Event

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

Available Spaces 12

Assessments for Riding, Horsemanship and Mounted Combat must be cleared with an instructor and booked at least one week in advance. Students may assess all three components of the program, or one or two of the components only.

Full Assessment (all 3 or 2 of 3 components): $80
Partial Assessment (1 component): $50

Most Cavaliere Program courses include a partial assessment.  If you are booking an assessment as part of a course, please drop us a note to confirm the course.

Carosella 2015

Date Friday, September 11, 2015

Time10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Price C$199.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

Available Spaces Unlimited

Carosella 2015 runs Friday September 11th through Sunday September 13th. The schedule is currently TBD.

*Note* Registration officially "closes" on Monday, September 7th. After that all entries are post-entries and will be charged an additional $10.

 

Wrestling Workshop with Mike Panian

Date Sunday, September 27, 2015

Time12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Price C$60.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 8

Wrestling is the oldest known martial art, and evidence from antiquity suggests that even ancient wrestling was complex and sophisticated. There are examples of wrestling and wrestling games in almost every culture, all of which derive from the same objectives: control your opponent, take them to the ground, and destroy their resolve in the process. Medieval wrestling texts, unfortunately, present only snapshots of wrestling from their era.  This workshop will help bridge the gap between theory and use through the context of wrestling as a whole.

Mike Panian has been practicing martial arts for over 34 years. He studies karate and has been a wrestling coach. Mike has also maintained an interest in European Sword Fighting and other disciplines that augment and enhance his practice. See Mike's current projects here: Martial Energy Workshops and Swordfighters.

This workshop is part of four-class series: August 23rd, September 27th, October 25th, and November 22nd. Sign up for each one individually, or click here to register all four dates for $200! You must register by August 22nd to receive the bundle deal.

Cost: $60 per person
Required Equipment: Mouthguard, snug clothing, good hygiene
Recommended Equipment: Wrestling headgear

Fight Directors Canada Certification Course - Two-Week Intensive

Date Monday, October 12, 2015

Time9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Price C$795.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 10

Fight Directors Canada requires three specific weapon systems at the Basic Actor-Combatant level: Sword, Quarterstaff and Unarmed. The 20 hours of lessons per weapon covers how to wield the weapon with accuracy and effective fighting style, in drills, choreography and flourishes. Equally important are the safety concerns with each weapon, and how to create the illusion of violence with each strike and move. At the end of the course, the student will perform three fight scenes (complete with dialogue and acting besides an impressive fight), one for each weapon, evaluated by an FDC Fight Master.

Classes run Monday through Friday for two weeks, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wrestling Workshop with Mike Panian

Date Sunday, October 25, 2015

Time12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Price C$60.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 9

Wrestling is the oldest known martial art, and evidence from antiquity suggests that even ancient wrestling was complex and sophisticated. There are examples of wrestling and wrestling games in almost every culture, all of which derive from the same objectives: control your opponent, take them to the ground, and destroy their resolve in the process. Medieval wrestling texts, unfortunately, present only snapshots of wrestling from their era.  This workshop will help bridge the gap between theory and use through the context of wrestling as a whole.

Mike Panian has been practicing martial arts for over 34 years. He studies karate and has been a wrestling coach. Mike has also maintained an interest in European Sword Fighting and other disciplines that augment and enhance his practice. See Mike's current projects here: Martial Energy Workshops and Swordfighters.

This workshop is part of four-class series: August 23rd, September 27th, October 25th, and November 22nd. Sign up for each one individually, or click here to register all four dates for $200! You must register by August 22nd to receive the bundle deal.

Cost: $60 per person
Required Equipment: Mouthguard, snug clothing, good hygiene
Recommended Equipment: Wrestling headgear

Week-Long Intensive: Traditional Italian Knife Fighting

Date Monday, November 16, 2015

Time9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Price C$599.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 22

Join Maestro Roberto Laura for a week-long training intensive, studying the traditional knife arts of rural Italy.

Roberto Laura's goal is to preserve and pass on the traditional popular Italian fencing systems with knife and stick (TIKF - Traditional Italian Knife Fighting), and to build up a circle of proficient instructors who are willing and capable to help us doing so. Read more on his blog, on facebook, and check Roberto out on Youtube.

Classes run 9am - 4pm Monday through Friday, with an hour-long break for lunch.

Dates: November 16-20, 2015
Cost: $599 + GST

Wrestling Workshop with Mike Panian

Date Sunday, November 22, 2015

Time12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Price C$60.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 9

Wrestling is the oldest known martial art, and evidence from antiquity suggests that even ancient wrestling was complex and sophisticated. There are examples of wrestling and wrestling games in almost every culture, all of which derive from the same objectives: control your opponent, take them to the ground, and destroy their resolve in the process. Medieval wrestling texts, unfortunately, present only snapshots of wrestling from their era.  This workshop will help bridge the gap between theory and use through the context of wrestling as a whole.

Mike Panian has been practicing martial arts for over 34 years. He studies karate and has been a wrestling coach. Mike has also maintained an interest in European Sword Fighting and other disciplines that augment and enhance his practice. See Mike's current projects here: Martial Energy Workshops and Swordfighters.

This workshop is part of four-class series: August 23rd, September 27th, October 25th, and November 22nd. Sign up for each one individually, or click here to register all four dates for $200! You must register by August 22nd to receive the bundle deal.

Cost: $60 per person
Required Equipment: Mouthguard, snug clothing, good hygiene
Recommended Equipment: Wrestling headgear

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