Open wide!

It was dentistry day at Red Colt yesterday. Unlike us, horses have teeth that grow throughout their lives.  In the wild equines forage constantly on tough plants, which causes them to wear their molars down.  Domesticated horses don’t get the same chewing regime and can wear their teeth down unevenly, causing sharp hooks or points…

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Profile: Freelance Academy Press

The Academie Duello store carries a wide variety of items: books, toys, swords, armour, and sports equipment, with a number of different suppliers for each. In this post, we’ll look at one of our book publishers: Freelance Academy Press. From their website: Freelance Academy Press brings readers innovative books and rich supporting material in the…

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Last Chance: Sean Hayes Weekend!

“Who would win in a fight, a samurai or a medieval knight? The answer is: the better fighter.” – Maestro Sean Hayes Guest Instructor Sean Hayes’ workshop series is selling out fast. Right now there are only 4 spots left! This is your last chance! Friday, December 2, 2011 7pm-9pm Developing Solo Drills for Armizare…

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War Horse

I don’t think I’ll be going to see the movie “War Horse”.  Not because I tend to find most Spielberg movies a bit too treacly, and not because most horse movies make me yell at the screen (why do movie makers think we won’t notice when they swap a 16 hand bay for a chestnut…

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International Sword Press & Dance Lessons

We’re all over the map this week, but we have selected a ‘dominant theme’ for this slightly lengthy effort! Respects, Wes   Romantic Sword   BIRMINGHAM WEEKLY (Alabama) 13 October 11 Garden Variety Gallantry We often read of European knights swearing oaths on their hilts – the sword representing the very best of honour and…

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Molasses

Some words on going slow today.  Those of you were at Longsword Focus (Mon @ 5:30; Wed @ 12:00) were given homework: cut 30 fendenti and accompanying falso riverso sotanifor a week. It’s really easy to do; 30 cuts takes about 1 minute.  If you’re going fast.  And, if you’re only concerned about going fast…

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Start Something New!

“What then is chivalry? So strong a thing, and of such hardihood, and so costly in the learning, that a wicked man or low dare not undertake it… Whoso would enjoy high honor first must suitably display that he has been well-schooled in such arts…” – The Biography of Sir William Marshall Intro to the…

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