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Come join us for our weekly joint practice with the Hawaii Saber Academy to have some fun with lightsabers. This is a student-led night and will be free-play and sparring. New students are welcome.
We’re across the street from our normal practice spot. You’ll find us below the lamps near the banyan tree and near the parking lot. Check the pin below for details.
Come learn a historical martial art with SSG Honolulu! All are welcome. We will be covering Italian Longsword and Rapier. No gear or prior knowledge needed for beginners. We’re happy to teach and share with everyone.
Please RSVP so we know to bring enough gear. You can find us directly in front of the Diamond Head Tennis Center at picnic area #3 Mauka. Check the map for details.
Welcome to first series of SSG sponsored German Longsword classes! These are companion classes to our normal Italian Longsword group in which we will be studying and comparing the German school of fencing (Kunst des Fechtens) in the Liechtenauer tradition. We will primarily work from Joachim Meyer’s 1570 “A Foundational Description of the Art of Fencing”, widely considered the most comprehensive manual on renaissance longsword fencing of the era. If you wish to learn competition-style longsword this is the class for you! These classes will happen at the tail end of our normal Sunday MeetUp.
No experience needed. Only water and athletic clothes.
This is the program for more historically minded practitioners of the sword. We will learn history by doing it. Our goal is to fight well and look good doing it.
This class is driven by the following goals:
1. Progress through the Schola Saint George. Teach to the curriculum and administer tests as needed to allow students to learn and grow.
2. Inspired by the Company of Saint George, we will have the goal of competing in and hosting tournaments where we can exercise our prowess. To this end, we will strive for exceptional swordsmanship and a superior presence on the field. Students will be encouraged to work towards high quality, historically accurate kits. In the far future, I see us traveling to events held on the mainland and elsewhere and kicking butt when we get there.
There are no prerequisites to join, we encourage as many as possible to join, but there are equipment and armor requirements to test and move up in the structure.
Also, we wish to continue the spirit of inclusion, so students should continue to attend other meeting, classes, practices. This includes SSG, SCA, HEMA, and others.
This should be a fun, intense get together to give students the tools to then go home and practice or do research.
Please be armored up and ready, we will begin promptly at 5pm. We will do 30-45 minutes of focused drills and plays in preparation for advancement tests.
Then will be 30-45 talk story session. We will discuss plays, armor, history, general Fiorian knowledge, etc. This will be a directed discussion, lecture, and/or question and answer period.
The field will then be open to free sparring. Helmet time is crucial to be a great fighter.