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Winter Registration with Arlington County Community Education

Registration is now open for our winter class. This lecture/seminar about how we are reconstructing a martial art from medieval texts takes place at Washington-Lee High School, February 20, from 7-9pm.

Come out to see artwork from medieval manuscripts, handle our reproduction equipment, and learn how you can train in these arts.

You can register here:  https://registration.arlingtonadulted.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=19WGI187

Today’s funny… (And registration info)

At ACMA, it’s always medieval studies week. This weekend is your last opportunity to sign up for our lecture/seminar on Tuesday, October 23 from 7-9pm at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA.

Spring Registration is open

Arlington Community Learning classes are open for spring registration.  Our lecture/seminar on reconstructing historical European martial arts is scheduled for April 24. We will be presenting our source material, demonstrating techniques, and giving you a chance to handle our simulators.  Register at https://registration.arlingtonadulted.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18SGI187

Arlington County Continuing Education Class

Our lecture/seminar on reconstructing historical European martial arts is scheduled for two sessions, February 21 and April 24.  We will be presenting our source material, demonstrating techniques, and giving you a chance to handle our simulators.  Registration for the February class is open:  https://registration.arlingtonadulted.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18WGI187

Prefer to sign up for the April class?  Watch this space!

WMAW 2017

With apologies to Lerner and Loewe…

There is a legend of a magical realm, known as WMAW, that rises from the mists on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan. Inhabiting the grounds are valiant women and men, from locations near and far, learning and engaging in the fighting arts of times gone by. It is a place of chivalry and camaraderie. From early in the morning, when the sun rises over the lake, until late in the evening, the halls and grounds are filled with the sounds of clashing weapons and lively discourse about said weapons and their proper usages. Armoured knights compete in the lists in the afternoon sun. If you are lucky enough to stumble upon this legendary event and its denizens, you may be witness to even more mystic arts, such as Pangean rapier and Spoonfechten. Sadly the appearance of WMAW is all too fleeting. There are tales of attendees who return year upon year to experience it once again, knowingly risking the heartbreak of the farewells as WMAW once more recedes into the mists.

My sincere thanks to the hosts, instructors, and volunteers. You truly do make this a magical event and I look forward to the next.