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Sociable Sword Press: News for April 2015

Posted on by Major Wes

"It's everyone from everywhere in one place." --Bruno Ramos, Knight's Blade HEMA Fresh from flying home from VISS at the end of last month, the statement above really resonated with my experiences with the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium, and with my modest exposure to HEMA events internationally. Peers from all over the world fly across continents in 21st century technology to…

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What’s at VISS for Mounted Combatants?

Posted on by jenniferlandels

The Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium is coming up this weekend.  If you have any interest at all in western martial arts, whether as a current practice or from a historical point of view, this is an event you don't want to miss!  Although there are no specific Mounted Combat workshops taking place at VISS, here's a handy guide to what those…

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Special Guest Instructor: Bob Charrette

Posted on by devonboorman

  March is underway which means that the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium is almost upon us.  We have a  star-studded list of HEMA instructors and lecturers coming in from around the world.  One of the guests is particularly near and dear to my heart and that would be Bob Charrette.  Not only will Bob be offering a series of lectures during…

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Catch-up Sword Press

Posted on by Major Wes

OK, I fibbed, We’re going to catch-up now. During the last VISS, there was some discussion amongst attendees about the number and variety of medieval/renaissance WMA/HEMA ‘salles’ that were being established of late.  It is a reality of a business that it exists to fill a niche … and that there is a market out there that demands your product…

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Mounted Combat at VISS

Posted on by devonboorman

As wonderful as all our venues for the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium last weekend were, none of them were quite large -- or rustic -- enough to host a mounted combat workshop.  Though we were sad not to be able to offer swordplay from horseback to the conference attendees, we did manage to bring a small group of instructors and…

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Don Juan, Tournaments, Sword Fighters, and Awesome Authours

Posted on by devonboorman

It has been such a busy start to the year I've barely had time to write about cool stuff going on, let alone actually participate in it. I wanted to share some info on a few cool things that are coming up or in fact going on right now. Don Juan As you may have read, Academie Duello was involved…

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Is VISS for beginners

Posted on by clintfernandes

Short answer: absolutely.  A few of our newer students who feel a little anxious about registering for the 2013 Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium(VISS). There are several reasons for this feeling and I'll address some of them here.  "It's kind of expensive"  This applies to beginners and "veterans" alike. And, actually it's not. At a cost of $299 it's actually a…

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Happy 2013!

Posted on by devonboorman

Good Morning and Happy New Year! (sorry, was that too loud?)   Since it is far too soon after last night's indulgences to be practising cutting in a safe and responsible manner, I'll eschew wrist, shoulder and elbow cuts for another week.  Instead, sit back in a comfy chair with the hangover remedy of your choice and consider your goals…

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Getting Out of the Salle Sword Press

Posted on by Major Wes

We so-o-o envy our European peers!  If their salles are closed for the holidays, they still have a multiple of choices as to where to go to maintain and expand their interests in things HEMA/WMA.  You kids go (sword)play in the backyard!   DAILY RECORD (Ellensburg, Washington) 28 December 12  Medieval swordplay group to offer classes Four hours driving south…

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Awesome Workshops at the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium

Posted on by devonboorman

VISS 2013 is approaching, and we’re excited to announce a first look at our workshop lineup! We are proud to offer two styles of workshops at VISS. The first style offers a more in-depth look into various topics, with work that will build across three days of classes. Topics for this style of workshop include: “Understanding Armizare - a Walking…

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