2014 Symposium RSVP

The 2014 Schola Saint George Symposium is scheduled for August 9-11.

Through some hard work from a DFW member Daniel Torpey, we have secured world class facilities at SMU at minimal cost ($55-75 for the whole weekend, depending on numbers).
We need your help though, please let us know if you are attending. Even if you are a SSG DFW Member.
We have placed a security deposit on the site and will lose that money in 48 hours.
We need to confirm that there will be enough attendees to afford the space.
Also, if you are planning on teaching a class. Reach out to Colin Gabriel Hatcher, he trying to finalize the teaching schedule.

Thanks,
SSG DFW

2013 Schola Saint George Symposium Atlanta

The 2013 Symposium went well we had a modest group of around 27 people for Saturday and Sunday.  We had participation from the DFW and Charleston Groups as well as local groups - Swords of Cobb, Decatur School of Arms, and the Atlanta Freifechter.  Also there were a number of individuals that travelled from out of state as well.  Lots of good classes - single sword, zhogo stretto for the spada a dui mani, Meyer's cuts, poleaxe, rapier, application to stage combat, and much other informal training. 

The tournament was well fought with 25 competetors; Bryan Johnson (SSG Atlanta), Keith Cotter Reily (Atlanta Freifechter), McKenzie Adlai Ewing (Atlanta Freifechter), and Glen Slate (SSG Atlanta) taking home awards.

Look forward to seeing everyone again.

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The 2013 SSG Symposium is being hosted by our Atlanta chapter in Douglasville, Ga November 23-25.  It will be held at Deerlick Park in Douglasville, Ga, a suburb of Atlanta.  Events at the symposium will include a tournament with longsword, spada and spear, lanza as well as three days of classes on a plethora of subjects in the medieval and renaissance martial arts.  Please check the Schola Saint George FB page and our forum on this site for any up to the minute changes to the weekends' events.

A tentative schedule can be seen below.  (click th emore button) 

Schola Saint George


The Schola Saint George is a non-profit school of "chivalric" martial arts dedicated to promoting study of historical fighting systems through research, training, and competition.

We study surviving fighting treatises. These books of fighting techniques--dating from as early as 1300--are a virtual treasure trove of medieval and Renaissance techniques written by masters who systematized their knowledge and recorded it. Our members study these books, working to recreate the historical fighting systems. These systems are then practiced as modern martial arts.

We have created a proven core curriculum based on the works of Fiore dei Liberi, a superbly efficient Italian meistro active at the end of the fourteenth and into the early fifteenth centuries.

 

Read More About Us Here.

 

Facebook Feed

Here's what's happening on Facebook.

FB Feed Schola

  • Russell Pharr 7:54pm Jul 31 ***Attention Symposium Attendees*** I will sending out invoices via Paypal to everyone that has contacted Thomas about attending today. Check your email, if you do not see one message me here or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Russell Pharr

  • JC Conway 5:16am Jul 29 Newest addition to the family. The ultimate man in the middle companion. David Teague 6:12pm Jul 29 Nice! Peter Christian Rearick 10:54pm Jul 29 Pretty. How much does it weigh? Where does it balance? Bryan Johnson 4:36am Jul 30 Nice Bryan Johnson 4:37am Jul 30 Time for some montante stuff for the site JC Conway 4:44am Jul 30 Peter, it comes in around 5lb 11oz. Haven't been able to do a PoB as it immediately went into rehearsals for R&J. Bryan, montante/greatsword videos will be coming when I get it back. Have fun in Dallas David Teague 4:45am Jul 30 I wanna see them! Darren Foley 8:48pm Jul 30 Nice!

  • Jose M. Vilahomat 6:40pm Jul 27 Very nice, horses could be going a little faster but it looks good

 

SSG Calendar

Website Recovery

2013-05-18

  • I resolved an issue with the mainmenu items (home, about us, groups, etc.) getting reordered.  I'm not sure of the root cause of this but I re-ordered them.
  • Added private messaging to the forum.  Look at your profile, you'll see the option at the bottom of your list
  • I added the old user list to "members".  It does not include most recent subscriptions but I'm looking into integrating it with the new system.
  • Re-enabled community builder.  This could be causing some of the issues with "expiration".  This was necessary for the previous bit bit of functionality.  We'll see how this goes.  Please let me know if you have any login issues.  You can hit me on Facebook if you can't login for some reason or email me at stephen d0t burger at gmail d0t com.
  • I've turned on debug mode.  You'll see some weird stuff at severed links and such.  It's handy for telling me what's broken.  Please let me know if you see something weird.  PM me with the new functionality or hit me on the forums or Facebook.

 

2013-05-18

  • Some people are receiving "You have expired" messages.  Right now, I don't know where this coming from, but you may end up with your login disabled. If this happens to you just let use know, and we'll re-enable the login.

 


 

2013-05-10

 

  • Added "Like" button for FB.  Don't forget to "Like" us.
  • I've noted an issue with video uploader.  I'm looking into it.  It essentially doesn't work.  I believe it is a filesize limitation but we'll see.
  • I've added two more meetups into the calendar feed.
  • Added Swords of Cobb to Groups menu.
  • Please note naming convention for calendar entries on your meetup pages.  It's preferred to prefix your events with location.  Please use shorthand, for instance, ATL for Atlanta.
  • Avatars and profile edit working in the forum.

 

2013-05-07

  • Fixed Avatar functionality
  • Fixed forum profile editor

 

Recent Promotions!

SSSG Atlanta (June 2014):  Congratualations to Jack Ellis on passing his Compagno test with flying colors.  We look forward to seeing great things from Jack.  Well done.

SSG Little Rock (June 2014): Congratulations to the newest froup of Compagnos, Jose M. Vilahomat, David Teague, Peter Hiegel, Zach Walloch, and Corey McBain.  After a hiatus the Lrttle Rock group is roaring back.  Great job by all.

SSG Charleston (May 2014):  Congratulations to our new group of Compagnos, Sean Gruber, Daniel McLaurin, James Tutten, Seth Farrell, and Ethan "Moose" Beard.

SSG Honolulu (Feb 2014):  Congratulations to Pace Hammer for passing his test for Compagno.

SSG Honolulu (Jan 2014):  Congratulations to Scot, Sam, and Kate for passing their Compagno tests.  Great Job!!

SSG Atlanta & Swords of Cobb-Marietta (23-25 Nov 2013):  SSG Atlanta hosted the annual Schola symposium this year and there were a number of advancements.  Firstly we would like to congratulate Celeste Watts-Will formerly of the Atlanta branch and now co-instructor of Swords of Cobb (an affiliated school in Marietta Ga) for her fine performance and advancement to Scholaro.  We look forward to watching Celeste progress in the art.  Lastly we would like to announce the promotion of Bryan Johnson, the founder of the Atlanta Branch and senior instructor; to Scholaro Libero.  He has demonstrated a deep understanding of the Fiorean art and as well as the ability to teach across the entire system.  Bryan is currently working on adding to the Schola's training curricula.  Congratulations to both.

SSG Charleston - We are proud to welcome new Compagnos Sean Gruber, Daniel McLaurin, and Ryan Senn. All displayed great understanding of the base SSG material in as presented in the SiTH and passed with flying colors.

SSG Atlanta (Nov. 2, 2013) Study Group Leader Darren Foley passed his test for Scholaro with flying colors.  Darren has been running the beginners class and generally doing all sorts of admin work for the Atlanta Branch for the past year.  Good job and congratulations Darren!!

SSG Atlanta (Oct. 19, 2013) Steve Berger passed his test for Scholaro Minore with flying colors. Great job!!

 SSG Honolulu (Oct. 1, 2013) James Day did a fine job passing his Compagno test! 

SSG Boston  (June 15, 2013)  Nick DePasquale and Nelly showed their knowledge and passed their Compagno tests!  Vivant!

SSG Atlanta  (April 27, 2013)  Emma Kong and Steve Burger passed their Compagno test!  Saweet!

SSG Honolulu ( March 12, 2013) Colin Chock, Virgil Nartatez, Russell Henson, and Wade Okumura successfully passed their Compagno tests.

SSG Atlanta (Feb 23, 2013) Congratuations to Neal Fraley on becoming the newest Compagno of the SSG. He passed his tests for advancement with flying colors.  His enthusiasm for the material serves him well.  We are looking forward to working with him towards the next level.  Good job.  

SSG Atlanta (Feb 2, 2013) Congratuations to Chris and David Morrison, father and son. They passed their tests for advancement to Scolaro Minore. Both are very well grounded in the Elephante and Scholaro plays and have made a great start on sparring integration. They should develop into a great asset to the Schola and the Atlanta Branch. Well done

SSG Atlanta (Dec 8) Congratuations to Darren Foley for his advancement to Scolaro Minore. Darren displayed a firm understanding of the Elephante and Scholaro plays as well as the underlying principals of Fiore's Arte de Arimazare.  He has also recently taken to teaching the basic class for the SSG Atlanta Branch. 
 
SSG Boston
(Oct 18)  Congratulations as well to Noah Goldmanfor his long awaited  Scolaro Maggiore test.  Noah has a firm knowledge of the stretto, and now has some new Scolari to practice it on! (Oct 6).  Congratulations to Jasen Boyle, Sean Delaney and Daniel Barronon their successful  Scolari Tests.  They all showed good form in fighting and strong analysis as well.  In addition, Jasen Boyle has been recognized as an Istruttore of the Schola for his teaching and curriculum development.  Vivant!

SSG DFW
(July 12).  Congratulations to Paul Bismette and Stephen Lane both turned in exceptional Compagno Tests.  Please congratulate both for their fine work.



Earlier promotions can be seen with the Read More link below.

 

2012 TORNEO ROSSO E DORATO

2012 TOURNAMENT, DALLAS FORT WORTH, TX, USA
TORNEO ROSSO E DORATO
"RED & GOLD TOURNAMENT"


FIGHTERS ON THE FIELD: RED DRAGONS V. GOLDEN LIONS

DRAGONI ROSSI
"RED DRAGONS"
LEONI DORATI
"GOLDEN LIONS"
CAPTAIN: Robert Derner
Thomas Belloma
Andy Borman
JC Conway
David Covington
Shonna Crawford
Charles Deily
Albert Guerra
Colin Hatcher
Jon Hyams
Dan Sephdam
CAPTAIN: David Smith
David Ambrose
Paul Bisnette
Ethan Caddy
Alex Ferguson
Darren Foley
Bryan Johnson
Jay Hollinger
David Knight
Russell Pharr
Jacob Werchan

 

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