Colin Gabriel H.http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/c/0/9/8/member_7669304.jpeghttp://www.meetup.com/DFW-Schola-Saint-George-Medieval-Renaissance-Swordsmanship/members/10426199/
DFW Schola Saint George Medieval & Renaissance Swordsmanshiphttp://www.meetup.com/DFW-Schola-Saint-George-Medieval-Renaissance-Swordsmanship/http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/5/5/9/8/global_232341912.jpeg20100303
The Schola Saint George is an international group with a structured approach to medieval martial arts as recorded in the Italian and German fighting treatises. We base the core of our work on the fourteenth century master Fiore dei Liberi, although we also do work from the German, English, Spanish and French manuscripts. We have a new, dedicated indoor training and competition facility in North Dallas, co-located at the Tiger's Den, 2025 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207. Even though we emphasize historical technique, our training sessions are a blend of warmup, interpretation, drill, and both focused and open sparring. We do tournaments in the medieval format complete with armour, or in light gambesons for those who don't want to or haven't yet assembled a harness. We help you with all of that, however, and we have a very good time doing it. Our approach to the fight is what we term "chivalric" martial arts: the principles taught need to adhere to practical "combat logic," but the framework is one of friendship, camaraderie, but the technical material is subject to rigorous testing through sparring. The philosophy that accompanies the art is commensurately Western, however, as we emphasize not only the character of our combatants but also the Western individualism inherent in European descended culture. We have fun, and we work hard at it :-) The school founder, Brian R. Price, has more than twenty five years experience in armoured medieval combat and nine years translating, interpreting, and teaching from the historical manuscripts. We have regular classes (see the calendar)for sword, rapier and breadth weapons (basically anything else, ANY THING). Our students are a mix of experienced martial artists who enjoy the cross-training and brand new folks. Our beginner class works equally well for each. Have experience with another sword group? We don't care much about affiliations or politics--we're just about the material and the camaraderie. Any and all like-minded students of the sword, of fencing, or of martial arts are more than welcome to join us. First class is free; floor fees are just $50 / month for as many classes as you want to take.