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Summer Fun at Cornwall Ridge

Summer’s in full swing here at Cornwall Ridge, and there are plenty of opportunities to swing a sword and ride horse with us.  Start with the Mounted Combat Arts Intensive coming up in a week’s time, join us for a playday on August 4th, and get back into the saddle with weekly adult classes or week-long kids’ camps.

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Which Sword Though?

If you’re anything like me, then the reason you walked through the door at Duello was probably because you peered through a window one day with childlike wonder, fascinated at the scene before you. Rows of people, faces expressing the same glee I felt, all swinging swords at each other. I remember feeling, with absolute…

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Lord Baltimore’s Challenge Event Report 2019

At the beginning of July I had the pleasure of once again being a Ring Director, Judge, and Instructor at Lord Baltimore’s Challenge in Washington, DC. This event aims to be a meeting of Historical European Martial Arts practitioners from HEMA clubs and from historical re-enactment backgrounds (primarily the Society for Creative Anachronism). The focus…

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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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