Many things in September!
BROKEN ARM ACADEMY DEED OF ARMS
Sam Fishburne took advantage of his Kansas location to participate in his second feat of arms there, engaging with his spear and poleaxe. A great time was had by all; this type of deed, based on the early to mid-fourteenth century group deed of arms similar to the Combat of the Thirty, has become a popular form of exercise in arms for those following the chivalric path within the SSG. Sam is a fine and worthy ambassador!
DR. PRICE ESTABLISHING SSG MONTGOMERY
Back from Afghanistan, Dr. Price will begin moving to Montgomery, and has already met with the first two local members, who also joust! Stay tuned for announcements about the new practice schedule. Montgomery is just a couple of hours from Montgomery, 90 miles from Birmingham, and not a terrible drive from Mobile. Best of all, the new group have a strong SCA background, and have property where the SSG might hold regional events or the national symposium. SSG Montgomery will have a feats-of-arms focus, encouraging armoured fighting as well as "vespers"-style light gear and synthetics.
DANIEL LEON's SSG IN ECUADOR GROWING
With five students, including two new compagni, Daniel Leon's Scuola Gladiatoria has begun to put down strong roots in Latin America. We'll look forward to his group's continued growth into a full-fledged branch!
HUGH BRADLEY's MOBILE, AL STUDY GROUP GROWING
Hugh's first wave of students is nearly ready to test for compagno, and the group appears to be defining itself strongly along HEMA lines and is developing a strong sense of cohesiveness. Great work Hugh!
DYLAN EATON's BIRTHDAY BASH IN THE SAVANNAH STUDY GROUP
In their local tradition, the Savannah Study Group celebrated Dylan Eaton's birthday with a "bash," testing his prowess and bonding the group further together! Savannah also has a new, indoor practice site (pics soon?). Good stuff from Savannah!
ANCHORAGE STUDY GROUP FEATURED IN ARTICLE IN ALASKA PUBLIC
An exerpt from the article:
"...Nearby, there’s a video game tournament being projected on a wall while attendees sit at rows of tables playing computer games or tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons.
"One floor up, Bernadette Tix is teaching a class on sword fighting techniques. She’s in full medieval garb, roaming between pairs of students facing off against each other with wooden training swords. She’s here promoting Schola Saint George.
“So we are set up like a school of martial arts or a dojo,” Tix said. We have a specific curriculum that’s been developed based off of medieval fighting treatises, specifically off of the master Fiore dei Liberi. Fiore dei Liberi was an Italian master of defense from the early 1400s.”
The genres and interests at Senshi Con might be eclectic, but Tix says it makes sense.
“I think a lot of people get into medieval reenactment, medieval fighting, originally through a love of fantasy, right? A love of fantasy can inspire a love of real history as well and a love of fantasy can also lead to a love of other forms of fiction,” Tix said. “You know, animes, and video games, and those sorts of things. I’m a huge Tolkien nerd, so fantasy, sci-fi — I’m an anime fan myself. I think people who often have those interests, our hope is, some of them are going to have an overlap with this.”