SSG Columbus Study Group
Established: February 2009
Primary Foci: Italian medieval sword in two hands, armoured combat, adaptation of material to SCA combat contexts
SSG Columbus is now in session as of March, 2009.
Initially, we begin with Italian medieval Sword in Two Hands. Once comfortable with this foundational material, we plan to expand into various breadth areas, dependent upon specific interests identified. Areas in which interest has already been expressed include German Longsword, Italian Poleaxe, Daga, Lanza, German and English Sword and Buckler (MS I.33 and George Silver).
Monday, May 4 Machonna led our stretching exercises, after which there was a brief discussion of the evening's format. Rather than begin with abrazare, as usual, this evening we instead began with posta drills. From there we proceeded to work on a daga play where the Scholar defends against an overhand strike (downward Punta from Posta di Donna) by blocking with Longa, stepping in to deliver a counter attack (the same Punta), and countering an attempt to clinch by the Zugadore by breaking their Elephante with pressure against the knee using a volta stabile. Following that, we took turns with a single pair of Scholari practicing striking to cover with swords and protective headgear. Each pair first established their range at Mesura Longa, then engaged striking to incrosa three times. Each time we paused after contact, evaluating who had made cover, and whether they retained their Elephante and Lione.
Contact Matthew or Mike for more information!
Fiore's Spada a dui mani: We will begin with motion and balance drills, and non-contact games, progressing gradually to controlled limited contact plays, limited directed sparring, and finally to free sparring.
Weekly meetings (except when noted otherwise):
Time: Mondays, 7pm - 10pm
Location: Dublin Library Meeting Room, 75 North High Street Dublin, OH 43017
Week of TUESDAY September 8: Dublin Library Meeting Room
(All libraries are closed Monday for Labor Day.)
Weeks of September 14 through November 2: Dublin Library Meeting Room
Weeks of November 9 through November 23: To Be Determined
Weeks of November 23 through November 30: Dublin Library Meeting Room
Week of December 7: To Be Determined
Weeks of December 14 through December 28: Dublin Library Meeting Room
Non-damaging shoes (period leather soled shoes, china flats, et cetera).Â One 48" x 3/4" wooden dowel (the one with the red color-coded end).
Contact (non-sparring) Drills:
Non-damaging shoes, groin protection (eye protection recommended).
Sparring (guards and cuts):
Helm or heavy mask with rear protection, arming coat, gorget, groin protection, knee/elbow pads, hand protection.
Helm, arming coat, gorget, groin protection, knee/elbow pads, hand protection, rebated longsword or trainer.
Active SSG Columbus Denizens