WMAW Event Report 2019

This past weekend was the 20th Anniversary of the Western Martial Arts Workshop hosted by the Chicago Swordplay Guild at the lovely Dekoven Center on the shores of Lake Michigan. I have had the opportunity to be teaching at this event for the past 10 years and it is always one of my favorite events…

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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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Clang! Neal Stephenson’s Kickstarter is still alive and swinging!

As I was flying out to the Western Martial Arts Workshop (WMAW) in Racine, Wisconsin this past weekend, many articles began whirling around the Internet about the demise of beloved sword fighting game initiative – Clang! I have been following this project closely as Neal Stephenson is a good friend of mine and a colleague…

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Duello.TV: Rapier Defense, Sidesword Cutting, Longsword Defenses vs Low and Mid, Boar’s Tooth

Greetings everyone,     This week I am in Chicago preparing for the Western Martial Arts Workshop in Racine, Wisconsin. This is a superb Western Martial Arts event put on by the Chicago Swordplay Guild and is one of the oldest running events of its kind in the world.    This week in our classes…

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Event and School Review: Armizare Academy and Forteza Fitness

I have just returned home from Armizare Academy in Racine, Wisconsin and must report that it was an excellent event all the way around with great classes, opportunities for collaboration, and sparring. For those who are unfamiliar with the event, this is it’s second occurrence – the first time being in 2009 under the name…

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