Cyclical Sword Press: News for September 2015

“…14th-century fights rarely lasted more than a few moments.” Mr. Greg Mele of the item following notes that a lot of his students were brought to swordplay because of “popular culture” — the television and movies that influence us in our lives to try something new and different. We have within the Western world seen…

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A Report from the Western Martial Arts Workshop

The Western Martial Arts Workshop (WMAW) for 2013 is over. Another satisfying year of this great event put on by the Chicago Swordplay Guild at the Dekoven Center in Racine Wisconsin. For those who are unfamiliar with the WMAW, this event started in 2001 and is one of the oldest workshops of Western Martial Arts…

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Forteza Fitness in Chicago is doing some cool stuff!

My friends Greg Mele and Keith Jennings as well as associated others, including Tony Wolf, have setup a new salle of swordsmanship, Bartitsu and much more in Chicago. The centre is called Forteza Fitness and it is the new home of the Chicago Swordplay Guild and the Bartitsu Club of Chicago. They recently got some…

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