Schedule

The WMAW 2009 schedule consists of four days.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

11:30am-12:00 pmWelcome and Introductions
12:00pm-2:00pm Fundamentals::
An Introduction to the Sword & Buckler of MS I.33: Half Shield vs. Underarm
::Roland Warzecha
Fundamentals::
Introduction to Italian Rapier
::Bill_Grandy
Fundamentals::
Combat Biomechanics: The Art of Tactical Movement
::Tony Wolf
Pedagogical Classes::
Classical Italian Pedagogy for Rapier and Broadsword, Part One
::Maestro Sean Hayes, Maestro John Sullins, Maestro Puck Curtis, and Maestro Eric Myers
2:00pm-2:15pmPassing Period
2:15pm-4:15pm Medieval Martial Arts::
Introducing Fiore's Art via the Sword in One Hand
::Rob Lovett
Fundamentals::
The Essential Elements of Bolognese Sword and Buckler
::Steve Reich
Close-Quarter Combat::
Ott's Ringen
::Jessica Finley
Pedagogical Classes::
Classical Italian Pedagogy for Rapier and Broadsword, Part Two
::Maestro Sean Hayes, Maestro John Sullins, Maestro Puck Curtis, and Maestro Eric Myers
4:15pm-4:30pmPassing Period
4:30pm-6:30pm Lectures and Presentations::
Test Cutting for the Western Martial Artist
::Roger Siggs
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
The Fundamentals of Marozzo's Spadone —learning how to "think" the weapon
::Tom Leoni
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
Your Sword is Your Shield: Defensive Use of the Point in Italian Rapier
::John O'Meara
Pedagogical Classes::
Decision Making for the Instructor
::Guy Windsor
6:30pm-8:00pmDinner Break
8:00pm-12:00amOpen Fencing and Free Play

Friday, September 11, 2009

8:30am-9:00amWarm-Ups and Refreshments
9:00am-10:30am Pedagogical Classes::
Developing, Training with and Understanding the role of Solo Forms in Western Martial Arts
::Guy Windsor
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
Ettenhard's Destreza Fundamentals — Using Geometry to Smite your Enemies
::Puck Curtis
Close-Quarter Combat::
American Instinctive Knife-Throwing
::Pete Kautz
10:30am-12:00pm Lectures and Presentations::
Mounted Combat: Just a Continuation of the System
::Theresa Wendland
Lectures and Presentations::
Combat Manuals in Context
::Keith Alderson
12:00pm-1:15pmLunch Break. Demo: Mounted Combat: A Continuation of the System - Theresa Wendland
1:15pm-2:45pm Medieval Martial Arts::
Fighting from the Nebenhut: Longsword Plays from the Ringeck Fechtbuch
::Christian Tobler
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
Safely Attacking: A Practical Guide to Understanding Tempo, Measure and Angle in Italian Rapier
::Bill Grandy
Close-Quarter Combat::
Fiore's Abrazare and Daga, Part 1: The Ideal
::Roger Siggs
Lectures and Presentations::
Cool and Unusual Weapons of the Western Martial Arts
::Craig Johnson
2:45pm-3:15pmPassing Period
3:15pm-4:45pm Medieval Martial Arts::
Understanding the Role of Wide Play, Close Play and the Half-Sword in dei Liberi's Art of the Sword
::Greg Mele
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
Meyer's Halbe Stange - a devastating length of wood
::Stefan Dieke
Close-Quarter Combat::
Flow Drills as a Teaching Tool for Medieval and Renaissance Dagger Combat
::Jörg Bellinghausen
4:45pm-5:15pmPassing Period
5:15pm-6:45pm Medieval Martial Arts::
The Safe and Scientific Progression of the Fight with the Sword in Two Hands
::Bob Charron
Fundamentals::
Foundational Plays of the Iberian Montante (Two-Handed Sword)
::Steve Hicks and Eric Myers
Close-Quarter Combat::
The Pugnale Bolognese of Achille Marozzo
::Ilkka Hartikainen
Lectures and Presentations::
The German Fightbook: Working with 3227a, Sigmund Ringeck, Peter von Danzig, and progressing to Joachim Meyer
::Keith Alderson
6:45pm-8:00pmDinner Break
8:00pm-12:00amOpen Fencing and Free Play

Saturday, September 12, 2009

8:30am-9:00amWarm-Ups and Refreshments
9:00am-10:15am Medieval Martial Arts::
Understanding the I.33 System through its Core Plays
::Roland Warzecha
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
Drill to Fight: Bridging the gap between practice and freeplay with early 17th Century rapier
::Tom Leoni
Close-Quarter Combat::
American Catch Wrestling
::Dr. Les Moore
Lectures and Presentations::
The Medieval Sword Blade
::Craig Johnson
10:30am-12:00pm Lectures and Presentations::
New Old Spain — Lost and Found, Found Again, or Lost in Plain Sight
::Steve Hick
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch Break
1:00pm-2:30pm Medieval Martial Arts::
A German Spearman's Primer
::Christian Tobler
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
Spanish Sidesword Fundamentals — Using Destreza Theory to Smite the Italians
::Puck Curtis
Close-Quarter Combat::
Fiore's Abrazare and Daga, Part 2: The Real
::Roger Siggs
Lectures and Presentations::
Class Notes: Running a Successful Practice Session
::Bill Grandy
2:30pm-3:00pmPassing Period
3:00pm-4:30pm Medieval Martial Arts::
A Conceptual look at the 24 Winden of Johannes Liechtenauers Art
::Jörg Bellinghausen
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
Provocations for the Sword and Buckler —Initiating Effective Attacks
::Steve Reich
Medieval Martial Arts::
Fiore's Sword in Armour: Techniques of Entry
::Sean Hayes
4:30pm-5:00pmPassing Period
5:00pm-6:00pm Medieval Martial Arts::
The Spear Fighting of Fiore dei Liberi
::Greg Mele
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
Highland Broadsword and Targe
::Paul Wagner
Close-Quarter Combat::
An Introduction to the Dagger of Joachim Meyer
::Jörg Bellinghausen
6:15pm-7:00pmPre-Dinner Clean-Up
7:00pm-12:00amWMAW 2009 Celebratory Feast and Entertainment

Sunday, September 13, 2009

9:30am-10:00amWarm-Ups and Refreshments
10:00am-11:15am Medieval Martial Arts::
Fiore's System through Spada
::Rob Lovett
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
Meyer's Rappier - 16th c. cut & thrust fencing with a relaxed wrist
::Stefan Dieke
Close-Quarter Combat::
Bartitsu: The Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence
::Tony Wolf
Fundamentals::
Conditioning and Gymnastics the Old Way
::Ilkka Hartikainen
11:30am-1:00pm Lectures and Presentations::
The Judicial Duel: an important context of how our arts were used
::Tom Leoni
1:00pm-2:15pmLunch Break. Mounted Combat Demo - Kristi Charron
2:15pm-3:45pm Medieval Martial Arts::
Flow Drills for Fiore's Sword: A Primer for Tactical Drilling & Sparring
::Sean Hayes
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
Italian Broadsword: Actions on the Blade
::Dr. John Sullins
Close-Quarter Combat::
The Drei Ringen: Why Three?
::Dr. Bill Ernoehazy
Lectures and Presentations::
Measure, Holding the Buckler, Guardia d'Intrare and other Puzzles of Bolognese Swordsmanship
::Steve Reich
3:45pm-4:15pmPassing Period
4:15pm-5:45pm Medieval Martial Arts::
A Menyd Tour of English Longsword
::Paul Wagner
Renaissance and Early Modern Martial Arts::
Mixed Weapon Techniques: Use of the Iberian Montante (Two-Handed Sword) Against Polearms
::Eric Myers
Close-Quarter Combat::
American Bare-Knuckle Boxing & Purring
::Dr. Les Moore
Lectures and Presentations::
The Fechtbuch of Peter Falkner
::Christian Tobler
5:45pm-6:15pmFarewell