Current Class List

Class Coordinator is Lady Cecily O'Donell (Blair Burns, email is cecilyodonell at gmail dot com)

Mirabai Sitt al-Sirr Balance, Strength and Motion in Fencing

1 hour All Experience Levels

This class will discuss what it means to be strong and balanced when fencing, and will provide some insight in maintaining strength and good balance and using that to protect your body against common fencing injuries to the back, knees, and ankles. It will also look at some exercises to build, maintain, and enhance balance and strength for greater range of motion and easier recovery from lunges or retreats.

Mirabai Sitt al-Sirr The Mindset of Fencing

1 hour Beginner/Intermediate

To be a great combatant, you must hone not just your physical prowess but also your mental game. Find out how to prepare your mind for combat, calm frustrations and breach plateaus in this class on The Mindset of Fencing.

Christoph von Minz Practical Application of Melee Games

1 hour All Experience Levels

Please have full armor and preferred melee weapons.

Darius Lowen Melee: Be the best Cog you can be in the Midrealm War Machine

1 hour All Experience Levels

Cover line and field awareness, threat, strength, and weakness assessment, taking the weapons and style that work best for you and the army.

Philipp Reimer von Wolfenbüttel Crossing Over to Cut and Thrust

1 hour Intermediate

Curious about Cut and Thrust but haven't taken the plunge yet? Between concerns about calibration and fear of expensive gear, many fencers who are interested in C&T hold off when they could be having the time of their lives. This class addresses all of these issues and more, including how to augment the rapier game you already play with percussive cuts. Participants should bring a mask, gloves, and their favorite fencing sword.

Philipp Reimer von Wolfenbüttel Fundamentals of Blade Mechanics

1 hour All Experience Levels

You call it a sword, but it's really a lever... a lever that happens to have sharp edges and a point. In this class, we'll set aside those confusing Aristotelian terms and go over a number of fundamental mechanics of swordplay in refreshingly plain English. With just six simple concepts and a few exercises, you'll learn everything you need to figure out why something you tried didn't quite work (and to come up with something better). Bring a rapier for exercises.

Professor Pieter van Doorn Blow Calibration

1 hour All Experience Levels

Every fencer delivers an occasional blow that lands harder than expected. This class is for those who find themselves doing so with inordinate frequency. Professor Pieter will share his own struggles with blow calibration and describe the techniques he has learned for reducing the impact of his blows. Armor and weapons are optional, but those so equipped will have an opportunity to try these techniques on Pieter.

Moira Eiriksdottir Rapier Rules 4.0 – Roundtable

1 hour All Experience Levels

Discussion of the fourth revision of the Midrealm Rapier Rules, lead by the Constellation Regional Marshal.

Peter Grau von Bremen Midrealm Rapier Command Staff Development

1 hour Intermediate-Advanced

Unit level through Legion commanders are invited to discuss and learn to integrate Midrealm Army doctrine on command topics including tactics, strategy, and communication.

Cecily O'Donell Rapier MIT 101

1 hour Marshals in Training

Class will cover the MIT process from start to finish. Participants will receive a paperwork signature at the end of the class.