Juneau Sword Club

Juneau Sword Club

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Hey guys would it be ok to Post My Wheelchair Fencing page to your site My Name is Jonathan Collins and i have Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and i am also a Wheelchair Fencer from the UK
My aim is to show what it is Like to be an athlete with Both Conditions Please can I share My Wheelchair Fencing Page on your page to help spread the message if its not ok you can remove the post Many thanks Jonathan Collins https://www.facebook.com/WheelchairFencerJonathanCollins

A club for practitioners of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), and European fencing.

Operating as usual

05/13/2022

Anybody interested in getting together this weekend somewhere for some sparring? Should be good weather outside, and we haven't met for a long while.

02/04/2022

Was this you growing up?

01/19/2022
The King -Prince Hal vs Percy Hotspur Fight Scene 05/16/2021

The King -Prince Hal vs Percy Hotspur Fight Scene

Very accurate example of a fully armored fight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCs8YBbBzc0

The King -Prince Hal vs Percy Hotspur Fight Scene Prince Hal must turn from a party into a warrior king. In the struggle for England, hostilities arise both inside and outside the castle

Timeline photos 05/14/2021

Not really my thing, but I picked up a few sparring grade synthetic katanas, in case people want to try their luck with them at the next practice (real katana for scale)

Forging a KATANA out of Rusted Iron CHAIN 05/08/2021

Forging a KATANA out of Rusted Iron CHAIN

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9oHUYu4Itt4

Of interest to Clayton.

Forging a KATANA out of Rusted Iron CHAIN Well, This Katana took me too long to make and this was not easy to make it such perfect. Alot of People asked me to make Katana so i tried my best to make a...

15 Lies About Swords You Probably Believe Because of Movies 03/05/2021

15 Lies About Swords You Probably Believe Because of Movies

https://www.cracked.com/image-pictofact-6284-15-lies-about-swords-you-probably-believe-because-of-movies/

15 Lies About Swords You Probably Believe Because of Movies Let's sharpen our knowledge a bit, shall we?

01/26/2021
Timeline photos 11/08/2020

Banners. Do you prefer fat bear or traditional bear?

Timeline photos 11/01/2020

Latest sword, Dacian Falx. A two-handed sickle sword that was very effective against Roman armor (w/ Roman Gladius)

Timeline photos 08/04/2020

I have spears if you need to stay six feet apart..

05/12/2020

So, when do you think we will be restarting? You can now have gatherings of up to 50 in Juneau. If the makerspace isn't available, we could meet outside somewhere? I have practice spears if people want to practice social distancing while still pretending to kill one another...

10 Why are shields different shapes and sizes? 05/05/2020

10 Why are shields different shapes and sizes?

Here's an interesting video about why shields were shaped the way they were shaped: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEsjPQeWmd8

10 Why are shields different shapes and sizes? Shields have taken many shapes and sizes over the thousands of years of their use. Their design isn’t just random or aesthetic. What can the evolution of the...

Military Sabre Cutting Exercise - According to John Musgrave Waite 1880 04/02/2020

Military Sabre Cutting Exercise - According to John Musgrave Waite 1880

Saber solo exercises to do while quarantined:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3ngUTZgSpI&t=219s

Military Sabre Cutting Exercise - According to John Musgrave Waite 1880 A little sabre cutting advice and exercise, according John Musgrave Waite's system. Generally interesting advice for all sword fighting, which I hope might b...

"Unbelievable" discovery of a 5000-year-old sword is made by an archaelogy student at a Venetian monastery 03/25/2020

"Unbelievable" discovery of a 5000-year-old sword is made by an archaelogy student at a Venetian monastery

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/5000-year-old-sword-discovered-in-italy-trnd/index.html

(Looks more like a dagger to me)

"Unbelievable" discovery of a 5000-year-old sword is made by an archaelogy student at a Venetian monastery Italian archaeologist Vittoria Dall'Armellina was a PhD student in 2017, when she visited the Saint Lazarus monastery.

03/24/2020

Well, I'm sure you've all heard the news regarding hunker down.
But we will rise again!

Crash Course in Highland Broadsword- Basics/Fundamentals of British/Highland Military Swordsmanship 03/20/2020

Crash Course in Highland Broadsword- Basics/Fundamentals of British/Highland Military Swordsmanship

Clayton thinks he’s the best broad sword fighter in Juneau. Which on of you is gonna prove him wrong?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NPpnjmUR22c&t=509s

Crash Course in Highland Broadsword- Basics/Fundamentals of British/Highland Military Swordsmanship I was recently asked to do a private lesson by two HEMA instructors from Niagra School of Arms in Ontario who visited us at Broadsword Academy Manitoba. Comi...

Photos from Juneau Sword Club's post 03/04/2020

En garde

Endo yuu ritori 02/15/2020

Endo yuu ritori

https://9gag.com/gag/aDgNzvG?ref=9g.m.mw

Endo yuu ritori Watch the video and join the fun convo with 9GAG community

02/07/2020

Gold town Sunday
Cool movie with sword fighting and skiing, AT THE SAME TIME!

02/06/2020

How does this look for the crest/logo/banner?

Diego Alatriste VS Gualterio Malatesta Y venganza de Iñigo Balboa 02/06/2020

Diego Alatriste VS Gualterio Malatesta Y venganza de Iñigo Balboa

Some rapier/dagger fighting with Viggo Mortensen, whom I hear is one of the best sword fighters around in real life:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AVaIvsw3NUw

Diego Alatriste VS Gualterio Malatesta Y venganza de Iñigo Balboa Duelo entre el Capitán Diego Alatriste y Gualterio Malatesta en la España profunda del siglo XVII y la venganza de su entenado Iñigo Balboa extracto de la pe...

Timeline photos 01/29/2020

We spoke last night about making some shields from the wooden blanks they sell at Home Depot, covered with an old bike tire. Here’s what they could look like.

HEMA GEAR 01/29/2020

HEMA GEAR

People were asking yesterday about where they can get protective equipment. This is a good site that will sell you an entire kit for a decent price:
http://www.supfen.com/products/c1120-HEMA-GEAR/

HEMA GEAR

01/28/2020

I believe that there is another practice scheduled for tonight at 6:30. Correct me if I'm wrong...

HEMAA 01/24/2020

HEMAA

So, we've registered as an official member of the HEMA Alliance:

That means we get insurance, discounts on equipment, ability to register for tournaments, etc. Plus, most importantly, the appearance of credibility!

https://www.hemaalliance.com/

HEMAA The HEMA Alliance supports the Historical European Martial Arts community across the world.

SPES Forearm and Elbow Guards V2.0 - Pair 01/23/2020

SPES Forearm and Elbow Guards V2.0 - Pair

People seemed to find these very useful at the last sparring session. Here’s where you can buy them:
https://www.woodenswords.com/SPES_Forearm_and_Elbow_Guards_V2_0_Pair_p/spes-forearm.elbow.htm

That seller also sells wooden singlesticks.

SPES Forearm and Elbow Guards V2.0 - Pair SPES Forearm and Elbow Guards V2.0 - Pair

01/19/2020

Looks like next Sword Club is Tuesday Jan 21, at 6pm-7:30pm at the Makerspace in Douglas.

Gentleman asks a court for a legal sword fight with his ex-wife to settle custody and property tax disagreement 01/14/2020

Gentleman asks a court for a legal sword fight with his ex-wife to settle custody and property tax disagreement

Why HEMA matters. This could be you someday: https://boingboing.net/2020/01/14/gentleman-asks-a-court-for-a-l.html

Gentleman asks a court for a legal sword fight with his ex-wife to settle custody and property tax disagreement A Kansas gentleman has asked a court in Iowa for a legal sword fight – or trial by combat – with his ex-wife. According to the Des Moines Register, 40-year-old David Ostrom claims that she has lega…

01/11/2020

What type of sword fighting are you most interested in?

Long Sword?
Saber?
Rapier?
Side sword?
Sword & Shield?
Spears?

Timeline photos 01/07/2020

Lounging around the house.

Military Sabre six cut cutting drill lesson according to Roworth 01/05/2020

Military Sabre six cut cutting drill lesson according to Roworth

Similarly, here’s a video on a saber cutting drill. It’s not quite the same as the Meyer Square, but the same general idea:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C5gI7-ySkrU

Military Sabre six cut cutting drill lesson according to Roworth This is a lesson on the basic cutting drill shown in the Roworth/Taylor manual on Napoleonic era British military swordsmanship, 1798, in regard to Sabre, Sp...

Meyer's Cutting Square Drill: Part 1 01/05/2020

Meyer's Cutting Square Drill: Part 1

We were talking about the Meyers Square on Thursday. This set of videos explains it better than I can.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F3UzWYGWcPk

Meyer's Cutting Square Drill: Part 1 Part 1 of a 5 part series breaking down Joachim Meyer's Cutting Square. This is a solo drill done here with a longsword, but can be applied to any weapon. Ca...

01/05/2020

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3915 North Douglas Highway
Juneau, AK
99801

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