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New Riding Level 4 Flat Class Open

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A heads up to all of you with your Riding Level 3 signed off: we have opened a new Sunday class to help you towards Riding Level 4.  Due to complex scheduling this six-class series runs over ten weeks, so there are no classes on April 29th, May 13th, or June 13th.  Sign up now to start working on your…

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Mounted Combat Arts Intensive: Pilot Program Registration Open

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Mounted Combat Arts Intensive New for 2018, we are planning to offer a full five-day Mounted Combat Arts  Intensive from July 2nd to 6th.  This 50-hour program offers you the chance to immerse yourself in a full week of mounted combat arts both in and out of the saddle.  Throughout the week you will learn the foundation of our approach to…

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Staying True: Playing Through the True Fight

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Red Spur Swordplay from the Ground: the True Fight As a scholar or Blue Spur within Academie Duello you should be already familiar with the the qualities of the true fight.  That is, you seek control of your opponent's sword, advancing or striking when you have control,  retreating and seeking to regain control when you do not. For your Red…

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Fundamental FAQs: Mounted Combat Fundamentals

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To acquire the first rank of the Mounted Combat program, the Green Spur, you will need to be assessed on the Green Spur Mounted Combat skills.  These include Swordplay from the Ground, Swordplay Knowledge, and Mounted Combat Knowledge.  The knowledge sections are covered in past sections of this blog, and can be studied on your own.  Swordplay, however, needs to…

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Schedule Change: Jumping Courses Postponed

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Due to unseasonably late snow, we have decided to delay starting the Riding Level 3, Jumping and Riding Level 4+, Jumping courses at Red Colt for two weeks.  This will give the ring time to recover from its late-season slush and firm up enough for jumping.  These courses will now start on Saturday March 17th. Note that all other courses are running as…

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Springing into Mounted Combat

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Snow may have fallen this week, but that didn't keep us from riding and practising mounted combat.  And with spring just around the corner, we have many more course offerings to get you out of the salle and into the saddle. Spring Courses at Red Colt Mounted Combat Mastery February is sword & shield month, and we'll be doing more…

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Keep Calm and Carry On: Playbuilding for Skill & Strategy

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Red Spur Swordplay from the Ground: Playbuilding When you were earning your Blue Spur, you demonstrated the ability to conduct isolated plays using attacks and defences from all quadrants.  Now we want you to show the ability to connect a series of attacks and defences, or in other words: Demonstrate the ability to carry on a play through five successive…

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Two Feet vs Four: Defeating the Mount Opponent

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Red Spur Swordplay from the Ground Last week we looked at the general advantages and disadvantages the combatant on the ground faces when up against a rider.  This week I'll get a little more specific and give you some plays you can use.  This is a sample only, not an all-encompassing toolbox of tactics, but it should give you a…

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Two Feet vs Four: Facing the Mounted Opponent.

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Red Spur Swordplay from the Ground The first section of the Red Spur Mounted Combat Skills section is Swordplay from the Ground.  Your first checkbox is: Demonstrate five plays from the ground against a mounted opponent. Facing the Mounted Opponent from the Ground To a foot soldier, I can imagine very few more frightening sights than that of a fully…

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Have a Horsey New Year!

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Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you're all feeling rested and ready to hop back in the saddle again.  We have lots of exciting courses coming up for everyone from total beginners to Blue Spurs.  Mounted Combat Mastery classes resume January 7th, there is a rare Intro to Mounted Combat course happening Sunday January 14th from 9:30 - noon, and…

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