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  • <p>A much more positive post this week.</p>
<p>Training with the ACA has been pretty good lately and a lot of technique is starting to click into place (at last!). One of the causes for this is the introduction of some training documents into the group. While we’ve had a basic text for our longsword trainging for a little over a year and another for single-handed weapons, they’ve not been particularly useful outside of the group training night. They were about imparting knowledge and not so much about training. Don’t get me wrong: they are both good cources of information, just  […]</p>

    I Attack With My +1 Rapier

    A much more positive post this week.

    Training with the ACA has been pretty good lately and a lot of technique is starting to click into place (at last!). One of the causes for this is the introduction of some training documents into the group. While we’ve had a basic text for our longsword trainging for a little over a year and another for single-handed weapons, they’ve not been particularly useful outside of the group training night. They were about imparting knowledge and not so much about training. Don’t get me wrong: they are both good cources of information, just […]

  • Swordplay 2009 was an inaugural event hosted by the Australian College of Arms. The ACA wanted to see if there was any interest in a small inter-school tournament for historical fencing groups in the Brisbane area and ended up drawing participants from all over the country and as far away as Hobart and Perth. Apparently, the gathering even garnered the interest of swordplay groups in New Zealand.

    Swordplay 2009 Wrap Up

    Swordplay 2009 was an inaugural event hosted by the Australian College of Arms. The ACA wanted to see if there was any interest in a small inter-school tournament for historical fencing groups in the Brisbane area and ended up drawing participants from all over the country and as far away as Hobart and Perth. Apparently, the gathering even garnered the interest of swordplay groups in New Zealand.
  • <p>The biggest surprise for me last weekend was the realisation that the new improved SCA is probably the closest groups to the ACA out of all the historical fencing groups in the country. From what I saw of Fencing Fest IV, their premier fencing competition in Queensland, they have a concentration on rapier and dagger/buckler combat and regular sparring to improve one’s skills. The ACA were invited to attend as guests and although we were not allowed to participate in the competition (unless we became members) we managed to arrange a bunch of bouts on the side. </p>
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    SCA: Fencing Fest IV

    The biggest surprise for me last weekend was the realisation that the new improved SCA is probably the closest groups to the ACA out of all the historical fencing groups in the country. From what I saw of Fencing Fest IV, their premier fencing competition in Queensland, they have a concentration on rapier and dagger/buckler combat and regular sparring to improve one’s skills. The ACA were invited to attend as guests and although we were not allowed to participate in the competition (unless we became members) we managed to arrange a bunch of bouts on the side.

    This is a […]