2021 Unbelted Class Schedule


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InstructorTitle of classDescription of classNotesFieldTime
Johannes MancinoBody weight exercises and cardio conditioning for limited spaceWhile gyms are closed and exercise equipment can be costly or sold out, there are still a wide range of body weight exercises that fighters and non-fighters can do for a full body work out. This class would cover basic body weight exercises for beginners to an intermediate level. The goal is to show what we can do with limited space and minimum equipment for building strength, balance and endurance.Viewers should wear comfortable clothing. There is no need for equipment to do these exercises, but I will be showing some of the basic equipment that I use like a door way pull-up bar and jump rope.Azure11:00 am – 11:50 am
THL Snorri Snafari BjornsonPeriod steel etching and modern aluminum etchingA class in using period etching techniques to etch steel and then using same etchant on modern aluminum used in modern SCA armor constructionThis is class to show etchant techniques and their use for modern materials.Or11:00 am – 11:50 am
Fadl ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Qahiri16th Century EngineeringDa Vinci was an artist and an engineer. King even comissioned him to design them weapons of war. Let’s take a look at the engineering of Da Vinci such as the quick load crossbow, mechanical lion, the robot soldier, using primary sources such as the Codex Madrid I. Vert11:00 am – 11:50 am
Mikhail LiutognevHead Space – Fight others, not yourselfA breakdown of some of the mental issues surrounding fighters in tournaments and ways to look at things differently to help overcome Azure12:00 pm (noon) – 12:50 pm
Guy Rand Gallandon & Refr SkálaglammShoulder Exercises for Health and StrengthFighting of any kind abuses all of our joints, but few are as vulnerable to injury as the shoulder. This class will discuss how to position the shoulder joint in order to maximize output while protecting the more vulnerable structures. This will include stretching and small weight exercises designed to help keep your shoulder in fighting shape for years.Students should have a place where they can move freely and a light weight. Improvised weights like water bottles, books, etc will work in place of physical weights.Or12:00 pm (noon) – 12:50 pm
Cesar Alejandro de Baracoa & Nicolas Francisco de Baracoa

Youth Combat Introduction


Introductory to youth combat. A description on what you need to get started. An opportunity to spend time with your little one practicing on the pell. Learning new swordsmanship and understanding chivalry with your child.My son and I will be working together to promote youth combat and what we do together to learn proper swordsmanship and chivalry.Vert12:00 pm (noon) – 12:50 pm
Jacques deFairmontChess: A History and beginning lessonsI will teach attendees the basics of how the game is played as well as delve a little into the history of this medieval strategy game. Azure1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Lady Dýrfinna ValsdóttirForging a Viking Age axeLearn to forge one of the axes from the Mastermyr chest using traditional blacksmithing techniques. The body of the axe will be made from wrought iron and a hardenable bit will be forge welded into the axe.not yet, but I will likely have some prior to the classOr1:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Dafydd ap TomasIntroduction to Period Scabbard and Knife Sheath ConstructionThe class will cover a historical overview of knife sheath and sword scabbard evolution during the SCA period, and a discussion of construction materials and techniques, decoration and belt suspension methods. A demonstration of leather stitching techniques and other leatherwork “tricks of the trade” will be included. Vert1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Manus CahanBattlefield Basics – Tactics, Commands, and TeamworkThis class will focus on the war fighting and larger battlefield side of things. I want the class to be a basic overview for newer fighters, or maybe those who are not part of a household yet, to get familiar with some of the tactics, terminology, roles, and teamwork that are essential to form an effective and winning team on the battlefield. I know that when I first started, I didn’t realize how different a team battle would be compared to a 1v1 fight like I was used to at practices. Since my first war event, I was hooked on the battlefield fighting in terms of the tactics, formations, and “teamwork” needed to make a winning team. I (we) will go over some basic battlefield marching commands, some maneuvers, attack and defensive formations, charges, etc. We will go over the basic battle scenarios (field, bridge, castle) and some associated tactics with those. If we have time, I would also break down some of my observations as a non-knight as they pertain to war fighting, getting started, and maybe some tips and tricks to add into the training routine, or small drills to help train for war rather than for 1v1 fighting. I am not the best 1v1 fighter, but I really dig the war fighting, and I want to share that with other unbelted fighters.I may be having someone help me with this class but I am not sure yet.I have put “no” for Co-Instructors, btu that may change, if possibleAzure2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Lady Mychell MakintournoerVeil pin booklet – Wet feltingNeed somewhere to store your veil pins, sewing needles or other small pointy things? We’ll be making a small wet felted wool booklet to store all the tiny things that can stab you. Vert2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
ValentineLathe: making a gobletIntroduction to lathe and getting started. I will teach you some of tips and tricks I have developed to make some very nerdy stuff. Azure3:00 pm – 4:00 pm