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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, July 3, 2015

Time6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Price C$45.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Map and Directions

Available Spaces 6

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)!*

Cavaliere Assessments

Date Sunday, July 5, 2015

Time4:00 pm – 7:00 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.

Mounted Combat Cross Country Clinic

Date Friday, July 10, 2015

Time6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Price C$45.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Map and Directions

Available Spaces 7

Take your riding from the confines of the arena to the exhilaration of the open field. Work on your pace and galloping position to a variety of cross country jumps.  Riders will be required to wear cross country vests. There are some loaners available, but not in all sizes. Please enquire if you require a loaner vest.

Instructor: Jennifer Landels
Prerequisite: Riding Level 2 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: Approaching and Receiving

Date Saturday, July 11, 2015

Time3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Price C$60.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 7

Pre-reqs: AD Longsword Level 1
Required Equipment: Blunt longsword trainer, gloves, mask, gorget
You can't always pick your opponent, so you need to be able to deal with both defensive and aggresive fighters. In this workshop you will learn:
- How to bring the fight to a reluctant opponent
- How to deal with an aggressive opponent
- How to enter safely and exit with cover

Intro to Stage Combat

Date Sunday, July 12, 2015

Time1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Price C$60.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 12

This fun and exciting workshop provides the opportunity to gain the fundamentals of looking great with unarmed and weapons skills while keeping a high-degree of safety. An ideal program for actors, stunt people, and budding action heroes, you will learn stage combat essentials including:

  • Slaps
  • Punches
  • Chokes
  • Push and fall
  • Sword parries and footwork
  • Sword thrusts and cuts
  • Playing wounds

Anyone who performs fights for entertainment needs to know these essentials, whether you’re acting in plays or film, or performing fight demonstrations. It is also a prerequisite to starting the Basic Stage Combat Program.

Instructor: David McCormick
Cost: $60 + GST (15% off for members!)

Mounted Combat Dressage Clinic

Date Friday, July 17, 2015

Time6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Price C$45.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Map and Directions

Available Spaces 7

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)!*

Classical Riding Clinic

Date Friday, July 24, 2015

Time6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Price C$45.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Map and Directions

Available Spaces 8

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)!*

Italian Dagger: Historical Techniques vs. Modern Foes

Date Saturday, July 25, 2015

Time3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Price C$60.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 11

Tested on the battlefields and streets of late middle age Europe, the system of Armizare of Fiore dei Liberi is a robust system of wrestling, knife, sword, spear, and mounted combat. This workshop will focus on the application of this deadly system against modern knives and modern wrestling techniques using modern knives and improvised weapons. Students will learn:

  • How to control the 3 centres of the fight to defend yourself and defeat your opponent.
  • Employing the four stages of defeating the opponent: Striking in a place of pain, breaking structure, taking space, and applying holds, breaks, and throws.
  • Knife vs knife, baton vs knife, and other forms of improvised defensive tools.

This workshop is ideal for martial practitioners from Western and Eastern martial arts backgrounds interested in deepening their understanding of wrestling and counter-knife techniques.

Instructor: Devon Boorman
Pre-requisites: None
Cost: $60 + GST (15% off for Academie Duello members)

Wrestling Workshop with Mike Panian

Date Sunday, July 26, 2015

Time12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Price C$60.00

LocationAcademie Duello Map and Directions

Available Spaces 12

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: July 26th, August 23rd, September 27th, and October 25th. 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

Horseback Archery - Beginner

Date Sunday, July 26, 2015

Time10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Price C$149.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

Available Spaces 10

We are happy to welcome back Robert Borsos and the Borsos Torzs Horse Archery Club for our ever-popular Horseback Archery workshops.

In this three hour workshop for beginners you will spend an hour and a half on the ground learning the fundamentals and body mechanics of Hungarian style horse archery. You will then have an opportunity to shoot from both the falsemount (wooden horse) and real horses led by experienced handlers.

This workshop is appropriate for beginner archers and riders, experienced archers who would like to learn to shoot from horseback, and experienced riders who would like to add archery to their repertoire of mounted skills.

Instructor: Robert Borsos
Maximum class size: 10

For more on Horseback Archery, see Borsos Torzs Horse Archery.
For other Cavaliere program classes see the Cavaliere Calendar.

Horseback Archery - Intermediate

Date Sunday, July 26, 2015

Time2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Price C$75.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

Available Spaces 10

We are happy to welcome back Robert Borsos and the Borsos Torzs Horse Archery Club for our ever-popular Horseback Archery workshops.

This workshop is intended for those who have already taken Beginner Horseback Archery. We will spend about an hour on the ground refreshing our shooting skills, then move to horseback for the remainder of the workshop.

This workshop is appropriate for beginner archers and riders, experienced archers who would like to learn to shoot from horseback, and experienced riders who would like to add archery to their repertoire of mounted skills.

Instructor: Robert Borsos
Maximum class size: 10
prerequisites: Beginner Horseback Archery, Riding Level 1 or equivalent

For more on Horseback Archery, see Borsos Torzs Horse Archery.
For other Cavaliere program classes see the Cavaliere Calendar.

6-Week Level 3+ Riding Course

Date Sunday, August 2, 2015

Time12:00 pm – 1:00 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.

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

6-Week Level 2 Riding & Horsemanship Course

Date Sunday, August 2, 2015

Time10:00 am – 12:00 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.

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

6-Week Beginner Riding & Horsemanship Course

Date Sunday, August 2, 2015

Time10:00 am – 12:00 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 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.

Cost: $300 (6 classes)
Individual classes (space permitting): $60 each
Prerequisites: None. Intro to Mounted Combat recommended.

6-Week Level 3-4 Horsemanship Course

Date Sunday, August 2, 2015

Time10:30 am – 11:30 am

Price C$130.00

LocationRed Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op Map and Directions

Available Spaces 12

Taught in separate groups, this 6 week course will cover everything you need to know for Horsemanship levels 3 or 4. There are 3 lecture classes (indoors), two practical classes, and a session for written tests and practical review.

  • 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

Dates: Six Sundays, August 2nd through September 6th, 10:30-11:30am
cost: $130 + gst
single classes: $25 space permitting

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 11

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 12

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: July 26th, August 23rd, September 27th, and October 25th. Sign up for each one individually, or click here to register all four dates for $200! You must register by July 25th to receive the bundle deal.

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

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 12

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: July 26th, August 23rd, September 27th, and October 25th. Sign up for each one individually, or click here to register all four dates for $200! You must register by July 25th 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 11

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 12

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: July 26th, August 23rd, September 27th, and October 25th. Sign up for each one individually, or click here to register all four dates for $200! You must register by July 25th 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 23

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

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