We will be presenting a lecture/seminar for Arlington County Public Schools Community Learning at Washington-Lee High School on Tuesday, October 23 from 7-9pm. Register at https://registration.arlingtonadulted.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18FGI187 or by calling (703)228-7200.
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
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!
ACMA is 3 years old today!
And, in other news, we will again be offering a lecture/seminar class through Arlington County Community Learning. The class will take place on Wednesday, February 21, 7:00pm at Washington-Lee High School. Come on out to learn about the sources we use to recreate this martial art. Sign up at Arlington County Community Learning. We hope to see you there!
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.
We are pleased to announce that ACMA will be hosting a three hour lecture/seminar “Historical European Martial Arts” with Arlington County Public Schools Community Learning. We will be discussing and presenting historical techniques and weapon systems and the texts upon which our practice is based. Students will also get a chance to handle some of the practice equipment and learn about how they can get started training in the chivalric martial arts.
The class will be held Tuesday, September 26, from 7-10pm at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia.
You can register online:
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ACMA will be presenting a lecture class “From Text to Practice” for Arlington County Public Schools Continuing Education. We will post registration information here as soon as the fall course catalog becomes available. Mark your calendars!
Historical European Martial Arts
The martial arts of medieval Europe were sophisticated systems of combat, in armor and without. Two opponents might engage with spear, sword, sword and buckler, dagger, or even unarmed. This unique workshop will focus on the martial arts system of medieval Europe. In addition to the weaponry and skills of the time, students will learn about the surviving documents from which these techniques are based.
Details: 1 class of 2 hours
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Date: Tuesday, September 26th
Location: Washington Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford Street, Arlington Va. 22201