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Workshops Calendar

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

Mounted Combat Play Day

Date Sunday, April 3, 2016

Time1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Price C$30.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

Available Spaces 5

An opportunity to put your Mounted Combat skills to work. Sessions include:
- mounted games
- mounted sparring
- horseback archery

Prerequisites:
Mounted Games: Riding Level 1
Mounted Sparring: Green Spur
Horseback Archery: Beginner Horseback Archery + Riding Level 1

Assistants on the ground are needed for these sessions. If you are unable to participate as a rider, come out and be a squire for us to earn credits for future playdays!

Cost: $15 + $15 for use of school horse

Italian Dagger Fundamentals

Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Price C$30.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

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In this two hour workshop you will learn the fundamentals of the dagger and defence against it, including:
  • Posture and movement for strong and graceful martial arts
  • How to control the three centres: yours, mine, ours
  • Fundamental strikes with the dagger
  • Unarmed covers versus the core attacks
  • Entries, locks, breaks, and disarms
Beginner to advanced students are welcome. All drills will be geared toward the practitioners’ experience to help introduce new students and challenge experts.

Instructor: Maestro Devon Boorman
Cost: $30 + GST, 15% off for Academie Duello Members

Italian Dagger Conclusions & Counters

Date Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Price C$30.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 8

In this workshop students will advance beyond the fundamentals of defence into conclusions as well as counters to the defensive actions. This includes:

  • Throwing, falling, and concluding
  • Wrestling and counter-wrestling
  • Countering the defences to renew attacks
  • Responding to counters to maintain control and conclude or safely exit.

This can be taken with the Italian Dagger Fundamentals workshop for students who are new to the system, or as a standalone workshop for those students who already know the fundamentals.

Instructor: Maestro Devon Boorman
Cost: $30 + GST, 15% off for Academie Duello Members

Longsword Green Cord Skills Clinic

Date Sunday, May 8, 2016

Time3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Price C$51.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 8

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
Cost: $60 + gst (15% off for Academie Duello Members)

4-Week Conditioning Bootcamp

Date Monday, May 9, 2016

Time7:00 am – 8:00 am

Price C$120.00

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Everyone wants to get fitter, but a fighter needs to be to be at the top of their game. This four week program will increase strength, endurance, flexibility and work capacity by using a tried and tested mixture of strength training, high intensity interval training and cardio.

The program runs Monday, Wednesday, Friday for four weeks, and is structured as follows:

  • Monday: Strength training
  • Wednesday: Cardio conditioning
  • Friday: Circuit training

Each workout starts with a warm up and ends with a cool down.

The cornerstone of this program is the fitness test, occurring on day 2 and day 12 which will allow participants to see their progress and set measurable and attainable goals.

Instructor: Jon Mills
Cost: $120 + GST for returning bootcampers & active AD students, $200 + GST for new clients

4-Week Conditioning Bootcamp

Date Monday, May 9, 2016

Time8:15 am – 9:15 am

Price C$120.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 11

Everyone wants to get fitter, but a fighter needs to be to be at the top of their game. This four week program will increase strength, endurance, flexibility and work capacity by using a tried and tested mixture of strength training, high intensity interval training and cardio.

The program runs Monday, Wednesday, Friday for four weeks, and is structured as follows:

  • Monday: Strength training
  • Wednesday: Cardio conditioning
  • Friday: Circuit training

Each workout starts with a warm up and ends with a cool down.

The cornerstone of this program is the fitness test, occurring on day 2 and day 12 which will allow participants to see their progress and set measurable and attainable goals.

Instructor: Jon Mills
Cost: $120 + GST for returning bootcampers & active AD students, $200 + GST for new clients

Intro to Swordplay

Date Saturday, May 14, 2016

Time3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Price C$99.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 9

Over the course of four hours you will learn the fundamentals of European swordplay. You will build a solid foundation in rapier, longsword, and sidesword as you practice posture, movement, attack, defense, and fundamental strategy.

This is a hands-on workshop ideal for beginners aged 15+ and of all physical abilities. All the swordplay equipment required to participate is provided.

Workshop alone: $99 + GST

Expert Introduction (Workshop + 2 hours of Private Instruction): $240 + GST

Instructor: Matheus Olmedo

Sidesword & Dagger Forms

Date Sunday, May 15, 2016

Time10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Price C$30.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 12

In this workshop we will look at the sidesword and dagger plays of 16th Century fencing master Achille Marozzo. Unlike the flashier sword and buckler material of the assalti, Marozzo's sword and dagger is built around tight defenses and attacks; finding opportunities to strike at the enemy's hands, arms, and legs, and rapidly escaping.

This workshop is for students with some familiarity with sidesword basics, but you don't need to be an expert. A limited number of loaner sideswords and daggers will be available, so bring your own if you've got them.

Instructor: Provost Roland Cooper
Cost: $30 + GST, 15% off for Academie Duello Members

Sidesword & Dagger Applications

Date Sunday, May 15, 2016

Time12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Price C$30.00

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In this workshop we look at the principles hidden in the plays of 16th Century fencing master of Achille Marozzo and look at how to apply them in a systematic way using Academie Duello's fencing theory.

This workshop is for students with some familiarity with sidesword basics, but you don't need to be an expert. A limited number of loaner sideswords and daggers will be available, so bring your own if you've got them.

Instructor: Provost Roland Cooper
Cost: $30 + GST, 15% off for Academie Duello Members

6-Week Level 3+ Riding Course

Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Price C$200.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

Available Spaces 4

A six-class series for riders working on Level 3 and up. Group lessons consist of up to four riders. Additional time slots are added as needed, and riders grouped by level as much as possible. Riders are expected to arrive at least half an hour before class and have their horses groomed, tacked up, and partially warmed up before the lesson starts.

This six-week course runs Saturdays from 3 - 4 pm, May 21st through June 25th.

cost: $200 for six classes
single classes: $45 each if space available

6-Week Level 3-4 Horsemanship Course

Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Price C$130.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

Available Spaces 12

Taught in separate groups, this course will cover everything you need to know for Horsemanship levels 3 or 4.

  • Stabling: cleaning a stall
  • Feed: types and processing
  • Grooming: full practical grooming
  • Benefits and drawbacks of barefoot vs shod hooves
  • Conformation & Unsoundness: positive & negative traits; identifying lameness
  • Conditioning: work vs exercise
  • Vet & First Aid: Taking vital signs, illnesses, injuries & treatments
  • Saddlery: nosebands, girths & blanketing

This six-week course runs Saturdays from 4 - 5 pm, May 21st through June 25th.

Cost: $130 + gst
Single classes: $25 space permitting

6-Week Beginner Riding & Horsemanship Course

Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Price C$300.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

Available Spaces 3

This six-class course is designed to help the beginning rider achieve Horsemanship and Riding Level 1. The curriculum includes:

Horsemanship:
- haltering, leading & securing your horse
- points of the horse
- parts of the saddle & bridle
- grooming & tacking up
- untacking and care of tack
- basic feeding and needs of the horse

Riding:
- turn out and checking tack
- mounting & dismounting
- warm up exercises
- basic seat position
- aids for walk, trot and halt
- circles & turns
- rising trot
- ground rails
- introduction to canter if ready
- single hand reining
- stirrupless work
- introduction to games skills

The cost of the course includes one free riding or horsemanship assessment. Students can expect to be ready to assess Horsemanship Level 1 at the end of the six classes. Readiness for Riding Level 1 typically takes two iterations of the course.

This six-week course runs Saturdays from 4 - 6 pm, May 21st through June 25th.

Cost: $300 (6 classes)
Individual classes (space permitting): $60 each
Prerequisites: None

6-Week Level 2 Riding & Horsemanship Course

Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Price C$300.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

Available Spaces 4

This six-class course is designed to help the riders achieve Horsemanship and Riding Level 2. The curriculum includes:

Horsemanship:
- points, breeds, colours, markings & sex terminology of the horse
- grooming & tacking unassisted
- routines of the horse
- care & cleaning of saddle & bridle
- riding etiquette
- leading in hand at walk & trot

Riding:
- adjusting tack
- exercises at halt & walk
- basic seat position
- changes of direction, circles at walk & trot
- single hand reining
- dropping and regaining stirrups
- games skills
- canter work & identifying leads
- introduction to drill work
- introduction to jumping
- longeline work

The cost of the course includes one free riding or horsemanship assessment. Students can expect to be ready to assess Horsemanship Level 2 at the end of the six classes. Readiness for Riding Level 2 typically takes two iterations of the course.

This six-week course runs Saturdays from 4 - 6 pm, May 21st through June 25th.

Cost: $300 (6 classes)
Individual classes (space permitting): $60 each
Prerequisites: Horsemanship Level 1

5-Week Mounted Combat Fundamentals

Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Price C$120.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

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This 5-week series of classes is intended to give you the basics of swordplay from the ground to prepare you for fighting from horseback.

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
Individual classes, space permitting: $35 each
*Note* This course runs May 21st through June 25th. There is NO CLASS on June 18th.

5-Week Intermediate Mounted Combat

Date Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Price C$160.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

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This 5-week series of classes will continue to hone swordplay skills from the saddle. *NOTE* This is not jousting.

Intermediate

Students who already have their Green Spurs will practice both from the ground and from horseback as they work towards the combat skills for the rank of Blue Spur.  Riders should be tacked up and ready to go at 1pm.

Prerequisites: Green Spur
Cost: $160 + gst
Individual classes, space permitting: $50 each

*Note* This course runs May 21st through June 25th. There is NO CLASS on June 18th.

Introductory Bullwhip Workshop

Date Sunday, May 22, 2016

Time4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Price C$90.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 8

In every culture with large livestock, a whip of some kind was developed in order to move the beasts by scaring them with loud noise. Although it is not a weapon per se, it can be used to hit targets or to ensnare limbs and weapons. Indiana Jones, Zorro and Catwoman are all famous depictions of expert bullwhip technique. In this short workshop, you’ll learn some of the basic ways to crack a whip, how to wrap around an object, and have plenty of practice time.

Instructor: David McCormick
Cost: $60 + gst, + $30 + tax for your own take-home whip

*Note* Due to space limitations, this workshop is capped at 8 people.

*Note Also* Whips can be LOUD. We will be providing hearing protection.

Intro to Archery

Date Sunday, May 22, 2016

Time12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Price C$99.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 2

This 2.5-hour workshop will give you a taste of this romantic and effective martial form and certify you for the first level of our ongoing archery program. Students will learn:

The history and theory of archery
Implementation of good body mechanics
Proper stance, draw, and release technique
The Y-grip

Students will start first with theory and then implement that theory in coached shooting and instruction.

Please note that this workshop is for ages 15 and up.

Introductory Bullwhip Workshop

Date Sunday, May 29, 2016

Time4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Price C$90.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 6

In every culture with large livestock, a whip of some kind was developed in order to move the beasts by scaring them with loud noise. Although it is not a weapon per se, it can be used to hit targets or to ensnare limbs and weapons. Indiana Jones, Zorro and Catwoman are all famous depictions of expert bullwhip technique. In this short workshop, you’ll learn some of the basic ways to crack a whip, how to wrap around an object, and have plenty of practice time.

Instructor: David McCormick
Cost: $60 + gst, + $30 + tax for your own take-home whip

*Note* Due to space limitations, this workshop is capped at 8 people.

*Note Also* Whips can be LOUD. We will be providing hearing protection.

Intro to Archery

Date Sunday, May 29, 2016

Time12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Price C$99.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 3

This 2.5-hour workshop will give you a taste of this romantic and effective martial form and certify you for the first level of our ongoing archery program. Students will learn:

The history and theory of archery
Implementation of good body mechanics
Proper stance, draw, and release technique
The Y-grip

Students will start first with theory and then implement that theory in coached shooting and instruction.

Please note that this workshop is for ages 15 and up.

Mounted Combat Play Day

Date Sunday, June 5, 2016

Time1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Price C$30.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-Op Map and Directions

Available Spaces 12

An opportunity to put your Mounted Combat skills to work. Sessions include:
- mounted games
- mounted sparring
- horseback archery

Prerequisites:
Mounted Games: Riding Level 1
Mounted Sparring: Green Spur
Horseback Archery: Beginner Horseback Archery + Riding Level 1

Assistants on the ground are needed for these sessions. If you are unable to participate as a rider, come out and be a squire for us to earn credits for future playdays!

Cost: $15 + $15 for use of school horse

Intro to Swordplay

Date Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Price C$99.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 12

Over the course of four hours you will learn the fundamentals of European swordplay. You will build a solid foundation in rapier, longsword, and sidesword as you practice posture, movement, attack, defense, and fundamental strategy.

This is a hands-on workshop ideal for beginners aged 15+ and of all physical abilities. All the swordplay equipment required to participate is provided.

Workshop alone: $99 + GST

Expert Introduction (Workshop + 2 hours of Private Instruction): $240 + GST

Instructor: Matheus Olmedo

Academie Duello Instructor Intensive

Date Monday, June 20, 2016

Time8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Price C$795.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 8

Our instructor training program combines learning our martial system with our proven pedagogy, teaching methodology, and effective instructional skills. The program is accessible both to experienced practitioners from within the Historical European Martial Arts community, seeking to teach others at a high level, as well as new practitioners who want to begin study in their own area in a manner that is safe, effective and fun.

Join us for a one-week intensive at our centre in Vancouver, Canada that will teach you the foundational martial art skills and instructional concepts to begin both the Vancouver-based and distance Academie Duello Instructor Training programs.

The course includes:

  • Up to 50 hours of martial arts and teaching methodology training
    (20 hours rapier technical training, 20 hours longsword technical training, 10 hours focused methodology training).
  • Examination in the first martial level (Green Cord) with the rapier and/or longsword.
  • Instructor certification as a Student Guide.
    • Permits you to facilitate an Academie Duello study group and join the distance education program or join the Vancouver-based training program.
    • Gives you access to Academie Duello expertise and instructor resources.
  • Foundational instruction in all of the level 2 martial material.
    This material will then be studied and practiced in greater depth in the distance- or Vancouver-based programs.
  • Enrolment in the eight-month follow-up distance education course that includes
    • Weekly training plans, curriculum, and study guidance for you and your group.
    • Access to supporting video content for at-home learning.
    • Video assessments by Academie Duello instructors to review your progress to level 2.
    • Monthly online meeting with Academie Duello instructors to help guide your personal and study group development.
  • Eligibility to join the level 2 examination and training course.

After you have completed the course your goal will be to develop your skills toward the next martial level in our programs, Scholar, as well as to develop your skills as a facilitator and instructor in our art.

Read more about the Academie Duello Instructor Program.

Option 1 - $795

Instruction in your choice of rapier or longsword.

Teaching and pedagogical instruction.

Option 2 - $945

Instruction in both rapier and longsword.

Teaching and pedagogical instruction.

Want to Train Part-Time or Full-Time in Vancouver?

Please contact us for more information on our post-intensive training for those based temporarily or permanently in Vancouver

Fight Directors Canada Certification Course - Three-Week Intensive

Date Sunday, September 4, 2016

Time1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Price C$1195.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

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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 Sunday through Friday for three weeks, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm