Schedule

Class Schedules

Sidesword (alone) Two-Handed Sword Sword & Buckler Two-Sword Polearms Other

Friday Track 1 Track 2 Lecture Room
8:00 am Registration Opens
8:30 Welcome
9:00

Marozzo Due Mani – First Assault

Scott Jeffers

Manciolino Sword & Buckler Assault

Ken Harding

12:00 Lunch Break
1:00

Stringere in the Anonimo

Stephen Fratus

Enter the Wild Boar

Rob Rutherford

2:30

Passing Period

3:00

Viggiani 101

Rob Rutherford

Tactics & Application from Due Mani First Assault

Scott Jeffers

6:00 Dinner Break + What We Don’t Know About Bolognese Swordsmanship
7:30 Working Group for Falso Impuntato / Open Sparring
10:00 Site Closes

 


Saturday Track 1 Track 2 Lecture Room
9:00

Marozzo Due Mani – Second Assault

Devon Boorman

Dall’Agocchie Sword + Sword & Dagger Assault

Rob Rutherford

12:00 Lunch Break
1:00

Fighting Through the Modes

Arik Mendelevitz

Meyer & the Bolognese Tradition

Rob Rutherfoord

The History of Italian Swordplay 1400-1700

Michael Heveran

2:30

Passing Period

3:00

Due Spade Foundations

Devon Boorman

Polehammer

Ken Harding

Bolognese Fencing Theory (3:00pm) Ken Harding

Start Translating Now! (4:30pm) Stephen Fratus

6:00 Dinner Break
7:30 Sala D’Arme – Accolade Tournament
10:00 Site Closes

 


Sunday Track 1 Track 2 Lecture Room
9:00

Marozzo Due Mani – Third Assault

Ken Harding

Due Spade Assault

Devon Boorman

12:00 Lunch Break
1:00

Manciolino’s Plays of the Strette

Clint Fernandes

Multi-Level Classes

Jennifer Landels

Running a Successful School
Devon Boorman
2:30

Passing Period

3:00

Marozzo’s Prese of the Dagger

Clark Asher & Ken Harding

Viggiani 102

Rob Rutherfoord

Knightfall (3:00pm)
Jen LandelsBolognese Guards (4:30pm)

Michael Heveran

6:00 Official Event Ending
7:30 Working Group for Roverso Trivillato /  Open Sparring
10:00 Site Closes

 

Sidesword (alone) Two-Handed Sword Sword & Buckler Two-Sword Polearms Other

Special Events

Thursday Night Meet & Greet

Join us on Thursday night at Academie Duello at 412 West Hastings between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm to get registered, check out Academie Duello, and meet other practitioners. We’ll probably be going out to a local pub afterward too!

Friday & Sunday Open Sparring and Practice

Friday night and Sunday night will feature open floor time at Academie Duello.  You can use this time to get in some sparring and practice with fellow attendees from around the world! Sparring and practice with diverse disciplines is welcome. Marshals will be on hand to help monitor for safety and connect you with complimentary sparring partners.

All sparring at VISS is done in the spirit of mutual exchange with the goal of creating connection and developing ourselves and each other as martial artists.

Working Groups

One of the delights of studying Bolognese Swordsmanship is that there are still some important terms whose meanings elude us. On Friday and Sunday evening we will have special working group sessions where people can discuss and compare their interpretations of techniques including:

  • Falso Impuntato
  • Tramazoncello
  • Roverso Trivillato

Have something that you’re interested to explore with fellow scholars or have an interpretation you’d like to vet? Submit your working group ideas to us by email at info@vancouverswordplay.com.

Saturday Night Sala d’Arme – Accolade Tournament

On the evening of Saturday, May 28th, we will be hosting an accolade tournament in the style of the Bolognese schools. In this tournament you fence with as many people as possible with an emphasis on martial display and excellence. At the end of the tournament accolades are cast for the fencers that demonstrated the most skillful application of martial technique.