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SG5 - Guildford

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2009 13:28
by admin
Location TBA
Time TBA
SG5 will commence after Christmas.

SG5 will cover primarily Victorian sabre, cutlass and bayonet.
Occasional sessions in medieval longsword, dagger, spear and other things.
I will be running the classes personally.

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2009 13:30
by Simon A
Sshhhhhhhwiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnggggggg :D

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2009 17:48
by Chris Siddall
Huzzah!

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2009 22:20
by Lemonaid
Splendid!

(Would love to learn military saber.. oh, if only Guildford were closer! (by public transport))

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2009 22:39
by admin
I'm sure an occasional sabre session down at SG8 can be arranged.

PostPosted: 17 Oct 2009 22:38
by Lemonaid
Yay!

:D

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2009 13:19
by admin
Guildford is 20 mins drive south on the A3 from London. 35-40 mins drive from Ealing, without traffic complications. 38 mins by train from Waterloo.

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2009 13:28
by admin
Primary source for the study of sword/sabre will be:

- 1845 (Revised) Infantry Sword Exercise by Henry Charles Angelo (I own an original 1853 copy which I will soon be scanning and putting online).

Secondary:

- 1876 A New System of Infantry Sword Exercise by Sir Richard Francis Burton.
- 1880 Broadsword and Singlestick by J M Waite.
- 1889 Cold Steel by Captain Alfred Hutton.

Primary source for the study of bayonet will be:

- 1853 Bayonet Exercise by Henry Angelo

Secondary:

- 1853 Bayonet Exercise by Sir Richard Francis Burton
- 1882 Fixed Bayonets by Captain Alfred Hutton

Additional emphasis for sword and bayonet training will be on opposing the weapons of the enemies of Her Majesty's Britannic Empire, including spears, tulwars, khyber knives and shields.

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2009 15:12
by Chris Siddall
I'm liking the mid 19th Century emphasis to the primary texts, it suits my needs entirely.


Additional emphasis for sword and bayonet training will be on opposing the weapons of the enemies of Her Majesty's Britannic Empire, including spears, tulwars, khyber knives and shields.


Will there be visiting experts on these weapons for sparring purposes and can we ask the Khyberie wielders not to bring jezails? On a more serious note, what will the kit requirements be?

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2009 15:15
by Motley
so this is the mysterious SG-5.....

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2009 15:32
by admin
Chris Siddall wrote:I'm liking the mid 19th Century emphasis to the primary texts, it suits my needs entirely.


Mine also, the Crimea, Sikh Wars, Indian Mutiny and Anglo-French Chinese invasion being my favourite bits of 19thC military history.

Will there be visiting experts on these weapons for sparring purposes and can we ask the Khyberie wielders not to bring jezails?


So long as we get Enfield rifles and Tranter revolvers I think they can ;).

On a more serious note, what will the kit requirements be?


No kit required to start - I have enough to borrow. However, if you want to buy things then a fencing mask is the most important, followed by gloves (motorbike gloves will do for singlestick) and a plastic chest protector from Leon Paul.

Re: SG5 - Guildford

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2009 14:05
by admin
This is recommended reading, as background to the study of military sabre:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14019

Re: SG5 - Guildford

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2009 20:34
by Simon A
admin wrote:This is recommended reading, as background to the study of military sabre:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14019



But beware of buying it as a digital download. I did earlier and am still getting "connection server" error messages. Might just be me but i'll let you know how it works out.

*Edit* Customer services at Lulu sorted this out without too much fuss, yay. I've made a start on the book and can safely say that, so far, it's made of ripping yarns, derring do, Boy's Own adventure and huzzah in about equal proportions :)

Re: SG5 - Guildford

PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010 17:22
by admin
I haven't had a chance to look at this yet, but it may be of interest and an intro to 19thC sabre:

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-b ... al/2489387
(you can download it for free)

Re: SG5 - Guildford

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2010 18:56
by brturnbull
hi, can you let me know when the guildford training will take place please.
i plus others wish to attend
cheers barry

Re: SG5 - Guildford

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2010 18:59
by Nuggan
I'm still interested. But can it not clash with SG8.

Re: SG5 - Guildford

PostPosted: 19 Jan 2010 20:08
by admin
Hi guys, that's great. I have now moved and as soon as I'm a bit more settled I'll be contacting venues to find out the options.

Re: SG5 - Guildford

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2010 14:27
by admin
Okay, starting to think about venues - for those of you who would like to attend, do you have a preference in regards to days? I can not do Tuesdays (teaching SG1).

Re: SG5 - Guildford

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2010 15:55
by Nuggan
Not Thursdays, unless of course thursdays is what everyone else wants inwhich case ill just have to work something out.

Re: SG5 - Guildford

PostPosted: 11 Feb 2010 18:38
by Chris Siddall
Mondays and Wednesdays are looking best for me so far.