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Allen Reed

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PostPosted: Thu 04 May, 2006 7:20 am    Post subject: Cinquedea Seminar with Scott Wilson         Reply with quote

Cinquedea Seminar with Scott Wilson (of Darkwood Armoury) at Gallowglass Academy (outside Rockford, IL)

Dates: July 1-2, 2006

Train for an entire weekend with Scott for $50 ($100 after June 1)!

The Cinquedea was a civilian weapon in use from about 1450 to about 1530, primarily in northern Italy, but also in Germany where is it was known as the ox tongue. It is a broad-bladed cut and thrust weapon of any length from small dagger to full 32" sword. The system that Scott Wilson has developed works primarily with the middle range 18-24" weapon. There are no extant manuals dealing with this weapon -- no surprise, since this civilian weapon dates from a time when Italians were very class conscious. Therefore, Scott has taken material and nomenclature from period sources: primarily Fiore d' liberi and Fillipo Vadi, but also manuals dealing with German single-handed sword and messer, such as the Lebkommer and Ringeck, to round out the system. The Cinquedea is broad enough to be effective against the sword, yet will still trump a dagger in a street brawl. The class will consist of training to familiarize the students with the basic footwork taken from Fiore and Vadi and the guardia from those systems that has been incorporated. Basic strikes and combinations will be covered as well as simple tactics that would have been employed. All in all, the Cinquedea should be considered a "vulgar" weapon, ready at hand and simple to use, but it should not be discounted because of its simplicity, it is an effective weapon in hands that are practiced with it.

Lunches & Sunday continental breakfast included. Weather permitting, we may train outdoors at River Valley Complex (605 Main Street, Leaf River, IL 61047). Please dress accordingly, and bring something to sit on during breaks. Preregister by check, money order, or by credit card thru Paypal

For more information see or call 815-973-1064.


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