Midlands Muster XVII – Assaults of Shastar Vidiya

The Order of the Blade invites you to join the seventeenth muster, this time joined by Asante Lawla, who will be demonstrating his understanding of the arts of Shastar Vidiya!

Date and Time

Sat, 16 Mar 2024 12:00 - 17:00 GMT

About this event

5 hours

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Five Hours of Open Sparring!

The day is an open hall for all fencers to partake in open practice against other fencers in the room, get your fights in and compete against your friends. Or, even better, make new friends and then fight them!

Instructor seminars and team games will feature within the day, but if these do not interest you, there will be room to continue sparring in the hall.

Guest Instructor – Asante Lawla – Shastar Vidiya

Asante will be delivering his workshop on the fundamentals and body mechanics of battlefield combat practices, according to his specialty of Shastar Vidiya. He will cover the geometry of a fight and how to get the most out of it with movements to exploit the opponents position, studying different angles of approach to deal with an aggressor in an array of situations common to a skirmish battle. You will need basic fencing kit of mask, gloves, gorget and your weapon of choice. Kit up further for higher intensity play.

Admin Bits

The day is open to all those who have valid insurance for the practice of Historical Fencing. Please be prepared to present evidence of such if asked by a member of staff. Those who do not have insurance will be required to purchase it through the Order for the day, for a £5 surcharge.

After Party

A fter the day of sparring, we will be heading up the road to a pub called the Boat Inn, address below. There we will swap exploits of the day and grab some food and drinks before the drive home!

Boat Inn, 31 Shilton Ln, Coventry CV2 2AB

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Tickets

Sparring Pass

£25.00

Availability: 41 in stock

Location

Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, Winston Avenue Coventry, CV2 1EA

Agenda

  • 12:00 - 12:20
    Introductions and Briefings
    Arrivals and kit-drops. Gather in at the Admin Desk for a group briefing, covering all elements safety and expected conduct. First aiders will be pointed out as well as actions on.
  • 13:30 - 14:15
    Instructor Seminar - Asante Lawla - Shastar Vidiya
    Asante will be delivering his workshop on the fundamentals and body mechanics of battlefield combat practices, according to his specialty of Shastar Vidiya. He will cover the geometry of a fight and how to get the most out of it with movements to exploit the opponents position, studying different angles of approach to deal with an aggressor in an array of situations common to a skirmish battle. You will need basic fencing kit of mask, gloves, gorget and your weapon of choice. Kit up further for higher intensity play.
  • 14:20
    Group Photo
    Gather up for the big group photo and a chance to snag extra photos with your clubmates!
  • 16:15 - 17:00
    Combat Games
    A hour of combat scenarios and games to test your skills in larger melees. Large scale scraps, scenario games and challenges to enjoy.
  • 17:00
    After Party Social
    Once you have cleaned down, we will be heading to the local pub, the Boat Inn, for a drink and meal and swap exploits of the day!
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