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    Armizare Academy: A Celebration of the Knightly Arts

    The Chicago Swordplay Guild is pleased to host this invitational, three day event in honor of Maestro Fiore dei Liberi and his Art.

    In 1410, Fiore dei Liberi, an aging condottiero and master-at-arms to some of Italy’s most renowned warriors, presented a book to the bellicose Niccolò III d’Este, Marchese of Ferrara (1383-1441) containing the sum of four decades of knowledge won in the training hall, siege, battle and five duels with rival masters. He named this work Il Fior di Battaglia, the Flower of Battle, composed so that the “art might not be forgotten”.

    Six hundred years later, a small circle of martial artists gathered from around the world to prove him right! This event, affectionately called “The 600: Prepare for Fiore!”, was such a success with attendees, that we decided to make it a recurring workshop! Since “The 602″ seemed to be missing some flair, the event has been renamed Armizare Academy. Each Academy session will have a central theme, but will also include a renowned instructor from a similar, outside tradition, to help put our art in context. This year’s outside focus will compare Arimzare to the German Kunst des Fechtens of the Liechtenauer tradition.

    The schedule of events includes:

    Classes taught by an international slate of instructors:

    Devon Boorman, Academie Duello (Canada)
    Bob Charrette, Forteza Historical Swordwork Guild(USA)
    Sean Hayes, Northwest Academy of Arms (USA)
    Gregory Mele, Chicago Swordplay Guild (USA)
    Jason Smith, Les Maitres des Armes (Canada)
    Scott Wilson, Southern Academy of Swordsmanship (USA)

    Guest Instructor: Christian Henry Tobler, Selohaar Fechtschule (USA)

    The schedule and class descriptions can be found on the CSG page:

    http://www.chicagoswordplayguild.com...-knightly-arts

    In addition to formal classes there will be two feats of arms:

    A Friday “Vespers Tournament” – an unarmoured tournament of sword, dagger and lance, open to all attendees.

    A Saturday, Armoured Pas d’Armes, sponsored by the Chivalric Fighting Arts Association (http://www.chivalricfighting.org/mission.htm – an invitational tournament, celebrating the knightly art, to be fought with sword, lance, axe and dagger.

    (Full details of the tournaments will be forwarded to attendees.)

    Located at the picturesque DeKoven Center, home to the Western Martial Arts Workshop, the conference is a retreat with attendance limited to the 60 students that DeKoven can host. Your registration fee includes entry, lodging and all nine, hot meals.

    This is a unique event and a unique opportunity to train in a private environment with some of the finest modern teachers of the art of Armizare. Act now, because spaces will go fast. We look forward to crossing swords with you!
    Details:

    Dates:

    September 14 – 16, 2012

    Location:

    The DeKoven Center
    600 21st Street
    Racine, WI 53403

    (Details for getting to Racine can be found on the WMAW website)

    Accommodations:

    On campus; all rooms have two or three single beds. You will be able to request the roommate of your choice when you register, and we will make every effort to accommodate you. Lodging is from Thurs to Sat, but lodging for Sunday can be arranged separately with DeKoeven.

    Nine hot meals.

    Costs (inclusive):

    $300.00 before May 31st; $360 thereafter. Please note that early registration fees are non-refundable after May 31st.

    Remember, submit all of your registrations and registration questions to csgregistrar@comcast.net
    Last edited by Gregory Mele; 03-06-2012 at 04:15 PM.
    Greg Mele
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    Chivalric Fighting Arts Association

    "If the tongue could cut
    as the sword can do,
    the dead would be infinite."

    Filippo Vadi, "Arte Dimicandi Gladiatoria" (c.1482 - 87)

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    Signed up.
    mark
    Last edited by Mark Shier; 03-06-2012 at 01:14 PM.
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    Duplicate post
    Last edited by Mark Shier; 03-06-2012 at 01:15 PM.
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    Just a reminder that the early registration for this event ends in eight days! So sign-up now and save $60!
    Greg Mele
    Chicago Swordplay Guild

    Freelance Academy Press: Books on Western Martial Arts and Historical Swordsmanship

    Chivalric Fighting Arts Association

    "If the tongue could cut
    as the sword can do,
    the dead would be infinite."

    Filippo Vadi, "Arte Dimicandi Gladiatoria" (c.1482 - 87)

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    According to the kind folks in Chicago, here is a list of taxi companies in the area which are still in business, with their current phone numbers:

    Black & White Veteran's Cab Co 262-694-1900 (Kenosha, open 24 hours a day)
    Checker Cab Co 262-657-3141 (Kenosha, open 24 hours a day)
    Keno Cab Co 262-654-3511 (Kenosha, open 24 hours a day)

    Racine Yellow Cab 262-634-2222 (Racine, closes at 10 pm)

    Similarly, here is the current schedule for Wisconsin Coach USA which runs from O'Hare to points north including a truck stop a few miles outside Racine: http://www.coachusa.com/wisconsincoa...areairport.asp

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