Location

Classes are on Thursdays between 18:30 and 20:45 at The Rocks, Sydney:

Abraham Mott Hall
15A Argyle Street
Millers Point NSW 2000

What we do

Two weapons are offered at Stoccata's City branch at any one time, both concentrating on the British fencing systems and are led by Provost Paul Wagner.

TERM 1 Part a Jan 19 – Feb 9

For the first 4 weeks of term we will be doing an intensive course in English Sword and Buckler

TERM 1 Part b Feb 16 - March 16

While Paul is away in Canada, our Special Guest Instructor Richard Cullinan will run a 5 week intensive course in Sword and Dagger

TERM 2 March 23 – May 25

In preparation for the World Broadsword Championship scheduled for September 2017, this term will run an integrated class on Scottish Smallsword & Broadsword.

6.30-7.30 pm Highland Broadsword

7.45-8.30 pm: Scottish Smallsword / Transitional Rapier

TERM 3 Part a June 1 – June 15

While the Vivid festival is on in the city, parking is unrealistic. So to minimise equipment needed to be brought, and to enter into the spirit of the Festival, we will be holding 3 weeks of Lightsabre combat!!

TERM 3 Part b June 22 – July 27

6.30-7.30 pm Highland Broadsword

7.45-8.30 pm: English Longsword

TERM 4 Part a Aug 3 – Oct 5

6.30-7.30 pm Highland Broadsword

7.45-8.30 pm: English Longsword

TERM 5 Oct 12 – Dec 14

6.30-7.30 pm English Quarterstaff

7.45-8.30 pm: English Longsword

Schedule Of Fees

One Weapon (casual): $20
Two Weapons (casual): $30
Full Term (one weapon): $150
Concession: $120
Full Term (two weapons): $220
Concession: $170

Get in touch with us

Paul Wagner: Ph 0400 262001

Email:
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Stoccata Newtown offers two different weapons at a time, both concentrating on the British fencing systems and are led by Provost Paul Wagner.

The first class is build around the core weapon of the Highland Broadsword, with other related weapon systems (Scottish Smallsword, Broadsword and Targe, Quarterstaff and Bayonet) being offered on an occasional basis to extend students skills and understanding.

The second class concentrates on the English Longsword, but related “medieval” systems such as single sword and sword-and-buckler will be offered on an occasional basis.

Time is availbale in both classes for freeplay and individual revision. All equipment is provided for newcomers, and first class is free.

Where

Coronation Hall, 95 Lennox Street, Newtown

Schedule

TERM 1: Jan 28- April 1

3.00-4.00 pm: English Backsword according to George Silver
This class is being run to prepare students for the World Broadsword Championship scheduled for September 2017.

4.00-4.15pm: Coaching and Bouting

4.15-5.15pm: Montante (Spanish Greatsword)

TERM 2 April 29 – June 24

3.00-4.00 pm Highland Broadsword
This class is being run to prepare students for the World Broadsword Championship scheduled for September 2017.

4.00-4.15 pm Coaching and Bouting

4.15-5.15 pm: English Backsword according to George Silver
This class is being run to prepare students for the World Broadsword Championship scheduled for September 2017. Although designed for a basket hilted broadsword, students may participate with a longsword, or sword and buckler, if they prefer.

TERM 3 July 15 – Sept 16

3.00-4.00 pm Highland Broadsword
This class is being run to prepare students for the World Broadsword Championship scheduled for September 2017.

4.00-4.15 pm Coaching and Bouting

4.15-5.15pm: English Longsword

TERM 4 Oct 7 – Dec 9

3.00-4.00 pm English Quarterstaff

4.00-4.15 pm Coaching and Bouting

4.15-5.15pm: English Longsword

Schedule Of Fees

One Weapon (casual): $20
Two Weapons (casual): $30
Full Term (one weapon): $150
Concession: $120
Full Term (two weapons): $220
Concession: $170

Discounts provided for students/ unemployed/ retired/ any other excuses

Contact Information

Contact Paul Wagner for more information

PH: 0400 262 001

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Get in touch with us

Address
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Stoccata Summer Hill


Tuesday nights 8:00-10:00pm

Stoccata Summer Hill focusses on 19th century British sabre, with the occasional spot of bowie knife, bayonet and foil fencing. We are open to fencers of all levels and strive to create an open, friendly and inclusive environment.

The club practices the method of Sabre based primarily on the works of Captain Alfred Hutton, whom was writing in the 1880’s and 1890’s. The British sabre of the day lived on the intersection of British military and sporting cultures. Sabre fencing was popular in public display and as sporting practice, as well as being a practical weapon in Britain's imperialist expansion.

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Image of Alfred Hutton from Vanity Fair Magazine Published London August 13th, 1903

The preferred sabre of the day had a straight or slightly curved blade, sharp all along the front edge and down the top third of the back, with a hilt that covers the hand. The weapon can be used equally for cut and thrust though in the British method the cut is prioritised.

How to hold a sabre from Alfred Hutton (1889), Cold Steel: A practical treatise on the Sabre . London : William Clowes and Sons, limited.

The British sabre method was the last manifestation of the British broadsword/backswording tradition which had been a cornerstone of British marital identity for generations. While it had evolved to rather simplistic for by the late 19th century Hutton hoped to reinvigorate British fencing by drawing inspiration from earlier forms. He researched past fencing manuals and took a great many ideas from the Angelo School as it was in the late 18th century. He was also one the first to research and revive historical fencing.

A video previewing Hutton’s sabre method can be found here.
His manual Bayonet fencing and Sword Practice (1882) can be downloaded from here.
Hutton’s The Swordsman can be purchased here or downloaded from here (which is well advised as it is an excellent guide to his system).
His Major work Cold Steel can be purchased here.

Classes

Each class will consist of an hour lesson focussing on drills followed by an hour of coached bouting. Beginners will be expected to have a reasonable understanding of the basics before engaging in bouting. Drills will try to replicate real fencing dynamics wherever possible employing speed, timing and a degree of randomisation meaning students can see how techniques will work while fencing, rather than standing in lines and doing movements without context.

The club culture aims to be inclusive and welcoming of people from a diverse range of backgrounds and walks of life.

Costs

$30/$20 (student and unemployed) for single lesson
$80/$60 (student and unemployed) for month of lessons
$200/$160 (student and unemployed) for a three month term (paid at the beginning of each term)

Contact

Tim Hendry
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Phone: 0418630946

Location

Summer Hill community centre
131 Smith St, Summer Hill NSW 2130

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Stoccata Drummoyne's Facebook Page  Richard's Youtube Channel

Our classes in Drummoyne specialise in teaching historical Italian fencing systems, and are led by Provost Richard Cullinan. Systems being taught are Traditional Italian Fencing, Italian Greatsword, Bolognese Swordsmanship and Italian Knightly Combat. All our classes are based on the actual historical texts that outline how to use these various weapons. See the system descriptions below for more information.

Classes are on Tuesday & Wednesday nights from 7.30 pm.

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What we do

Our focus is on the interpretation and practice of the system of Johannes Lichtenauer mostly via the works of Joachim Meyer who taught in the 16th Century. You can read about Lichtenauer and Meyer on Wiktenauer

The primary weapons systems we cover include:

  • longsword (a two handed sword)
  • dussack (a type of short sabre)
  • rappier (a long bladed single handed cut and thrust sword wielded alone, or with a dagger, cloak, or buckler (small shield).
  • arming sword and buckler. (an older system using older sources in the tradition. A short cross hilted sword and a small shield). 
  • dagger (a long, stiff stabbing weapon. This is also done with older sources that Meyer.)
  • staff (A 7ft pole)

Meyer's works are some of the last published in the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer and are easily the most detailed and comprehensive in the tradition. The Liechtenauer tradition has its origins in the 1300s (possibly earlier) and was still being used as the basis for the principles of swordsmanship in the late 1600s. This is despite dramatic changes in weapon technology during this vast period of time.  

Term Dates

We follow the school terms and are currently only active during school time. 

Term 4 2016: Thursday 13th October 2016 - Thursday 22nd December 2016

Term 1 2017: Thursday 2nd Feb 2017 - Thursday 6th April 2017

Term 2 2017: Thursday 27th April 2017 - Thursday 29th June 2017

Term 3 2017: Thursday 20th July 2017 - Thursday 21st September 2017

Term 4 2017: Thursday 12th October 2017 - Thursday 14thDecember 2017

What's on this Term?

At Baulkham hills, we work with 1 or more weapons every lesson according to the concept that has been selected for the evening. This has been found to be superior to concentrating on one weapon at a time.

Costs

An annual fee of $25 to cover insurance paid to Stoccata Central directly (If you attend multiple branches, you need only pay the membership fee once).

And then $150 per term or $30 per class on a casual basis

Private lessons are offered on a Pay What You Want Basis. Your first private lesson is free. 

Location

We train Thursday nights between 20:00 and 22:00. 

Baulkham Hills Community Centre

390 Windsor Rd via Seven Hills Road & Conie Ave (very close to the M2 and M4)

Baulkham Hills Australia 2153 

Staying up to date and in touch

The best way to stay up to date with everything that is happening at Stoccata Baulkham Hills is via out Facebook Group here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/764159113653774/

Come and join us!

You are more than welcome to just turn up and observe a lesson. In addition or if you prefer, instead you can participate in one lesson free of charge. Please do not hesitate to email with questions or join the Facebook Group and do the same.  

Our classes in Epping will rotate through the various systems researched and taught by Stoccata, and are primarily an introductory course for the system being taught. The classes are led by Provosts Paul Wagner, Richard Cullinan, Peter Radvan, and Stuart McDermid.

Classes are on Monday nights at 7.00 pm.

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