Victoria Public Library Demo 2010
June 7, 2010 the ARMA North Siders were invited
back again to do another demonstration for the Summer Reading
Program at the Victoria Public Library in Victoria, Texas.
Kyle Cook, Stacy Clifford, Erich Wagner, Wes White, Sydney
Heald, Mike Wrenn, Austin Fontaine, and John Schmidt made
the trip out to Victoria for the demo. Since the previous
demo in 2009 was so poular and well received, this time they
moved us to a larger room in another building that could seat
a much bigger audience, and more than 300 people showed up
to watch. The demo itself lasted for two hours. The North
Siders demonstrated our drills and exercises, discussed sword
history and common myths about swords, and allowed the children
and adults in attendance to examine replica weapons and armor.
Stacy and Wes also gave a segment on their current research
on Giacomo Di Grassi's single sword fighting.
The highlight, as always, was when the sparring began. The
audience was treated to bouts featuring longsword, single
sword, sword and buckler and sword and dagger with the typical
ARMA intensity. Afterward the kids were invited to spar with
our members a bit using padded swords for fun. Once again
the trip was a resounding success and the North Siders plan
to be back again in 2011.