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Our classes in Drummoyne concentrate on the Italian fencing systems, and are led by Provost Richard Cullinan. Systems being taught are Italian Duelling sword, Italian GreatswordBolognese Swordsmanship and Italian Rapier.

Classes are on Tuesday & Wednesday nights from 7.30 pm.

Richard will be blogging class summary notes at www.renfence.com.au

All our classes are based on the actual historical texts that outline how to use these various weapons. Our duelling sword source is the official curriculum of the Italian Military Fencing Masters School from the 1880s. Our greatsword source is Francesco Alfieri's Lo Spadone from 1653, one of the few texts to deal exclusively with this weapon. Our Bolognese swordsmanship source is Antonio Manciolino's Opera Nova of 1531. Our Italian rapier source is the two treatises by Nicoletto Giganti, published in 1606 & 1608.

2016 Dates

Tuesdays
Term 3: 12 July - 20 September
Term 4: 11 October - 13 December

Wednesdays
Term 3: 13 July - 21 September
Term 4: 12 October - 14 December
Knowledge Review 2: 21 December

2017 Dates

Tuesdays
Term 1: 31 January - 4 April
Term 2: 2 May - 27 June
Term 3: 11 July - 19 September
Term 4: 10 October - 12 December

Wednesdays
Term 1: 1 February - 5 April
Term 2: 3 May - 28 June
Term 3: 12 July - 20 September
Term 4: 11 October - 13 December

Location

Canada Bay Civic Hall, 1a Marlborough Street, Drummoyne (There's parking across the road in the shopping centre car park)

Schedule

Tuesdays
7.30 - 9.00 pm - Italian Duelling Sword
9.00 - 10.00 pm - Italian Greatsword
10.00 - 10.30 pm - Open floor for free play

Wednesdays
7.30 - 8.30 pm - Bolognese Swordsmanship (single sword & sword & buckler)
8.30 - 9.30 pm - Italian Rapier (single rapier & rapier & dagger)
9.30 - 10.30 pm - Open floor for free play and private lessons

Costs

1st system - $200/term
2+ systems - $150/term for each additional class
Casual rate: $25 (1 system) / $40 (2 systems) per night
Private lesson - $25 (20 minute lesson)

Regardless of whether you pay for 1 or 2 systems, the open floor each night is available to all students to use.

Fees for the class may be paid via direct deposit. Banking details will be supplied when you book into the class. An annual membership fee of $25 is also payable to the incorporated body. If you attend multiple branches, you need only pay the membership fee once.

Contact Information

Contact Richard Cullinan for more information or to book into the class.

PH: 0407 917 497

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