Jersey Village High School
Sword Workshop 2010
April 24, 2010 the ARMA North Siders were invited
back for the 5th year to do a beginning sword workshop for
future fight choreographers. ARMA Representatives included
Kyle Cook, Stacy Clifford, Mike Wrenn, Wes White, John Schmidt
and Patrick McClain.
The workshops morning session began with splitting
the class into three groups. The first group were shown Basic
Foot Work, Primary Guards, and Basic Cuts for longsword. Wes's
group worked on dagger fighting techniques. Stacy took the
third group and showed Single Sword Guards, Cuts and Footwork.
After the morning session, class broke for lunch.
Returning from lunch, the ARMA members demonstrated the proper
uses of the Guards and Cuts in Free Play Sparring. Sparring
was done with Long Sword, Short Sword, Sword & Buckler,
and Sword & Dagger. Kyle Cook and Stacy Clifford explained
to the students what they were seeing during sparring.
The afternoon session continued with each of the groups learning
more cuts and guards. They were also shown some cut/counter
cut drills. The afternoon session concluded with students
demonstrating what they had learned. Pairing up into groups
of two or four, the students demonstrated choreographs of
their own short fight scenes. The day ended with a group picture.