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by Matt Easton
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria
Replies: 28
Views: 4384

A friend of ours is starting a group in Darlington and High Coniscliffe:

http://www.swordfightnortheast.co.uk/

Regards,
Matt
by Matt Easton
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria
Replies: 28
Views: 4384

Since I originally posted this, we have suffered some middle-aged spread: We are now: SG1 in Ealing, West London, on Tuesday evenings, under Matt Easton, concentrates on the medieval fighting system of Fiore dei Liberi, keeping close to the original source material, using lots of structured drills a...
by Matt Easton
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria
Replies: 28
Views: 4384

Apparently between Enfield Town and Enfield Chase stations:
http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/enfield/ScholaEnfield.doc

Matt
by Matt Easton
Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria
Replies: 28
Views: 4384

New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria

Hi all, As many of you know, we are a western martial arts group based in London, working primarily with the treatise of Fiore de Liberi (c.1410). We now have two more study groups in different parts of London - one in Muswell Hill and another in Enfield (both North London). The Muswell Hill branch ...
by Matt Easton
Fri May 12, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: WMA event - London 17-18 June
Replies: 0
Views: 771

WMA event - London 17-18 June

We (Schola Gladiatoria) are running this - there will be WMA instructors from various groups (UK and European) and workshops and demonstrations from various European historical combat systems. The whole thing is free and there is free camping space. http://www.royalgunpowdermills.com/specialevents_j...
by Matt Easton
Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's RIGHT with the film 'DRUIDS'?
Replies: 21
Views: 5410

They actually have this in my local Blockbuster. I love terrible films - especially when combined with copious amounts of alcohol and a few mates - maybe I'll rent it.

Matt
by Matt Easton
Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historical European martial arts extravaganza in Dijon!
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

Historical European martial arts extravaganza in Dijon!

Dear all, We would like to announce that booking for the annual historical European martial arts event in Dijon, France is now open! It will run from 4-7 May 2006. http://perso.wanadoo.fr/fcognot/2006/ (view the site on full window) The range of instructors this year is perhaps our most impressive l...
by Matt Easton
Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Western Martial Arts
Replies: 19
Views: 4438

I've got to agree with everything Adam said, even if in the system I study/teach we do have parries, I know very well that in Liechtenauer the defensive element is provided by place, line and measure. You could argue that the zornhau is a parry of sorts - just that you do it in such a way that it wi...
by Matt Easton
Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Western Martial Arts
Replies: 19
Views: 4438

Milo did it a while ago but Jonathan couldn't make it, so Andrew is now planning to come some time in Feb.

Matt
by Matt Easton
Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Western Martial Arts
Replies: 19
Views: 4438

Incidentally, there is a large western martial arts conference/event held in Dijon in France (Burgundy) each year. This year it will run from 4-7 May and will include about 20 instructors from across Europe and the USA and about 100 students. It mostly covers medieval sources, but there will also be...
by Matt Easton
Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Western Martial Arts
Replies: 19
Views: 4438

Hi Steve - different WMA groups have different approaches; I think that's cool, after all, it should be up to a group to choose it's own path. Some groups don't spar much, some not at all - other spar a lot. I run a group in West London ( www.fioredeiliberi.org ) and we spar quite a bit, because we ...