Classes

MEDIEVAL LONGSWORD

Jack E. Kirksey Livonia Community Recreation Center

15100 Hubbard St, Livonia, MI 48154

(Upstairs aerobics room)

Sundays: 1:00pm-2:30pm

The Michigan Medieval Combat Association invites sword fighters of all skill levels to join us in our weekly HEMA course on the Medieval Longsword!

In this course, we’ll be studying the martial techniques described and illustrated in manuscripts from the 14th-15th Century, then performing them in safe, but realistic, combat scenarios!

Wooden, synthetic/plastic and blunt steel swords will be used, (we’re in a public space, so do NOT bring any sharp swords!).

Feel free to drop in anytime!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to message us!

Born during the height of the Black Plague, Fiore de’i Liberi survived to earn a reputation as a true scholarly master of combat, and rebuild a new era of martial tradition in it’s wake. His tutelage was responsible for training some of the most dangerous knights and mercenaries of this tumultuous age. In this class, we will examine some of the unique tactics, and stylistic aspects that distinguish Maestro Fiore’s methodology.

SCOTTISH BROADSWORD

(Seasonal: April through October)

His Church Anglican

34500 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

(class will be in the large field next to the church)

Tuesdays: 6:00pm-7:30pm

*Class may be cancelled on account of rain.

The Michigan Medieval Combat Association invites sword fighters and martial artists of all skill levels to join us in our weekly HEMA course on the Scottish basket hilted broadsword, known historically as the “Claymore”.

This course revolves around interpreting martial techniques described and illustrated in manuals from 18th Century Scotland, then performing them in safe, but realistic, combat scenarios!

Broadsword & Targe (shield) will be covered!

Wooden, steel, Synthetic swords, and singlesticks, will be used. If you don’t have an appropriate training sword, a roughly 3ft stick will work. (We’re in a public space, so do NOT bring any sharp swords).

Feel free to drop in anytime!

ONE FREE CLASS FOR BEGINNERS!!!

The 18th Century was a time of great upheaval and tragedy for Scotland. From the survivors of these many hardships arose a unique martial culture filled with rituals, skirmishes, blood feuds, and both lawful and unlawful dueling. Many larger-than-life swordsmen emerged from this era of strife, and to our extreme thankfulness, some of them had the forethought to record their complex fighting systems.

QUARTERSTAFF

(Seasonal: April through October)

 His Church Anglican

34500 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

(class will be in the large field next to the church).

 Thursdays: 6:00pm-7:30pm

 *Class may be cancelled on account of rain.

The Michigan Medieval Combat Association invites fighters and martial artists of all skill levels to join us in our weekly HEMA course on the Quarterstaff!

This course revolves around interpreting martial techniques described and illustrated in manuals from 17th Century England, then performing them in safe, but realistic, combat scenarios!

Wooden and rattan training quarterstaffs will be used. If you don’t have an appropriate training staff, a roughly 6ft-7ft pole/pipe will work. (We’re in a public space, so do NOT bring any sharp weapons).

Feel free to drop in anytime!

ONE FREE CLASS FOR BEGINNERS!!!

The preferred weapon of the infamous 16th Century London Masters of Defense; the humble quarterstaff was described by maestros at the time as, “a most noble weapon”. The iconic fighting staff of England has been of cultural significance for centuries, and the surviving historical treatises outline a unique martial tradition. Stuart Period master Zachery Wylde even went so far as to proclaim, “A man who rightly understands it, may bid defiance, and laugh at any other weapons”.