Montgomery, AL area Study Group
est. Nov. 2018
Our very active central Alabama group with two locations; our hub at Brian's studio in Wetumpka and a satellite at Red Wolf Martial Arts facility in Opelika.
Recently we've run some FaceBook ads which have brought in a bevy of new students--both men and women, including a pair of MMA instructors who are looking to set up a group/school in Auburn.
Practice times are Sundays, 1-3pm. They are held in Wetumpka, where we have the workshop, Dr. Price's library, and indoor/outdoor facilities. On Fridays, 5-6pm, an intermediate practice runs out at Red Wolf Martial Arts.
SSG Montgomery is truly "application agnostic," meaning that we welcome those who want to improve their study of the late medieval sword and the affiliated weapons, whether they play in HEMA, the SCA, ACL, or other groups that practice feats of arms. We will sponsor at least one medieval-style feat of arms per year!
Here is the series of introductory videos for the group:
Video intro #1, SSG Montgomery-Wetumpka intro
Video intro #2, applications, equipment & arms / armour.
Newcomers are encouraged to come - no equipment required to start - we have ample loaner gear for the first few weeks.
Beginners start with lightweight "poly" trainers; sparring is done with light or medium-weight trainers, progressing to rebated steel as armour and other gear is acquired.
Medieval shoes recommended to start (to get the footwork right); gardening-type or swordsmans' gloves, comfortable clothing.
Recommend acquisition of a padded gambeson, HEMA-style mask or helmet, and gauntlets or modern hand protection for sparring.
We really want to move everyone towards authentic gear, even for practice.
COSTS & FEES
Before sparring, students must become members of the SSG, Inc., which is $35/year.
$10/week tuition/floor fees
TIME & PLACE
1-1:30 - Core Element Review (all)
1:40 - 2:30 - Basic Focus
2:30 - 3:15 - Intermediate/Advanced
300 N. Bridge Street
Wetumpka, AL 36092
5:15 - 7:15pm
Intermediate & Advanced