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Manly Arts Day and more

Men and women are encouraged to come to Hampton National
Historic Site on September 16 for a special demonstration of Manly
Arts. Activities include period fencing, boxing, and stick fighting.
The event will culminate in a “boxing exhibition” and Singlestick
tournament like those held during the 1908 Olympic Games.
Visitors will view an exhibition of historical weapons and be able to
practice their own technique under expert guidance. Guest instructors
include three internationally recognized martial artists and scholars,
Steven Huff, Mark P. Donnelly and Dan Kanagie. They will be
assisted by Park Ranger Victor Markland and members of the Mid-
Atlantic Society for Historical Swordsmanship. Young visitors will
learn positive virtues such as courage, fairness, cooperation, and
teamwork through these experiences.

------------------ also happening at the Hampton Historic Site--------------

Carriage Rides At Hampton!

Location: In front of Hampton Mansion | Map
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fee Information: $10 adults, $5 15 years & younger, 1 & under free
Contact Name: visitor center
Contact Phone Number:[masked] x251
Carriage Rides

Always a Popular Event at Hampton, carriage rides are offered the second Sunday of every month (date subject to change due to a special event, check "Scheduled of Events"). Tour the grounds surrounding the mansion and cemetery in the same way guests of the Ridgelys would have during the 1800s.

Fee is $10 per adult; $5 for youth 15 years and younger; 1 year and under are free; cash only

*For the protection of the horses, in the event of inclement weather, rides will be canceled (thunder storms, ice, extreme temperature of 85 degrees or higher or 45 degrees and below).

No reservations, rides are on a "first come, first serve basis".

For more information, call[masked] x251

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  • Jordan B.

    Sounds absolutely wonderful, Just a couple questions: Shall I meet you there or did you want to carpool? They are having a turn of the century boxing exhibition, but will those who attend the class before hand be able to join? Or is it only a Single Stick tournament only?

    September 12, 2012

  • @kungfubarber

    MAD 2012 Schedule
    Here is the tentative schedule for Sept 16th

    10:00 Irish stick, Steve Huff
    11:00 Half staff, Mark Donnelly, Keystone Academy of Dueling and Swordsmanship
    ...12:00 Classical Fencing. Foil Saber and Epee demo.
    1:00 Lunch Break (a good time to tour the mansion)
    1:30 Singlestick Instruction (required to participate in Tournament) Mr. Donnelly and Mr. Huff
    2:00 Singlestick Tournament
    3:00 Boxing Class, Dan Kanagie and Friends
    3:45 Boxing exhibition, Dan Kanagie and Friends
    4:00 Wind up and Clean up

    September 12, 2012

  • @kungfubarber

    for the people who wants to particapate in the stickfighting.

    Singlestick Tournament Rules.
    1. Rules will be read to all participants before competition.
    2. Participants will attend onsite instruction immediately prior to competition.
    3. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
    4. Players understand that this competition consists of two willing participants who will be hitting each other with sticks

    September 12, 2012

  • @kungfubarber

    5. Participants agree to assume full responsibility for any and all risk or injury.
    6. Organizers will provide weapons and masks.
    7. Participants will wear a fencing mask at all times during a match.
    8. Players may provide themselves with torso with protection limited to a heavy jacket. Chest protection for women and cups for men are optional
    9. Participants may move their front foot but must stand their ground by not lifting or moving their back foot once they come onto guard.
    10. Grappling is forbidden.
    11. All action stops IMMEDIATELY on the command to “Halt”.
    12. Participants will follow without exception all commands by the judges and organizers

    September 12, 2012

  • @kungfubarber

    13. Participants may target and strike anywhere on opponents body above the knee except the back of the opponents head and the groin.
    14. Participants may strike with reasonable intent and force but excessive force as determined by the judges will result in immediate ejection
    15. One point awarded for clean cut to the head.
    16. No points for cuts to any other body part.
    17. Thrusting is not allowed. Hitting with the pommel/basket is not allowed.
    18. The off- hand may not be used to block or grab the opponent or his stick
    19. Judges will award hits/points at their discretion. Their call is final.
    20. Preliminary matches are to one point (if a lot of players, three points if few)
    21. Final match is to three points
    22. Format of elimination. Single, double, etc will be decided before the contest begins based on the number of players and the time available.
    23. These rules are provisional and may be revised by the event organizers before the competition begins.

    September 12, 2012

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