Overcoming Negativity

Hello there! My name’s Dan, I’m a green cord student of 9 months at Academie Duello. I’ve been offered the opportunity of creating content for the school’s blog for the foreseeable future, focusing on bringing you updates on all things sword related. This week, we look at overcoming one of the most formidable opponents out…

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A Stable Situation: needs and habits of the horse

Horsemanship Level 1: Stabling Aside from food, which was covered in last week’s post, a horse needs shelter and security.  These topics are both covered in the linked blog posts. For the Horsemanship 1 test we ask about Stabling: needs and habits of the horse Along with reference to food, secure fencing, and shelter, we…

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Winnipeg Event Report: Only a Flesh Wound

A week ago I had the distinct pleasure to be part of Winnipeg’s first international tournament and workshop event, enjoyably titled: It’s Only A Flesh Wound! This event was hosted by Valour Historical European Martial Arts Academy headed by Chad McFarland with support from Winnipeg’s two other HEMA groups, Winnipeg Broadsword (Jay Maas) and Winnipeg…

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Symposium Wrap-up

Well it’s been nearly a month since the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium (VISS) took place at the Richmond Oval and I’m finally free to write a bit about what happened and how it went! This was our fifth bi-annual event and each time it comes around it provides new adventures and opportunities for both its…

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The Well-Groomed Horse

Horsemanship Level 1: Grooming Grooming the horse is one of the most important skill sets a rider needs to have.  It allows you to check your horse for injuries, helps increase the circulation to his skin and muscles, prevents chafing from dirt under the tack, improves his appearance, and provides valuable bonding time. As you…

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