The Renaissance Center will host the fourteenth annual Raymond J. Lord Symposium on historical European martial arts on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Daniel Jaquet will present two talks, "Inscription, description or codification of fighting techniques. Towards a typology of fight books" and "The Flügelhau. A case study of an essential martial technique of early 16th c. German fighting competitions with the longsword, as documented in the fight books." Also speaking is Donald La Rocca, Curator of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on, "Some essential books from the sixteenth century to today for understanding European arms and armor." The day will end with a panel discussion, "Revisiting the H in HEMA."
The sixth annual Brass Frog Assault of Arms will be held on March 24th and 25th at the National Guard Armory in Norwich, CT. Events will include: Military Sabre/Backsword, Smallsword and one other team event we're keeping tight under wraps for the time being :)
Over the course of the weekend there will be classes and clinics dealing with the history and unique aspects of Victorian-era weapon systems and other topics.
Our goal for this year, as with previous years, is to host a fairly low key event where some of the region's best fighters, teachers and researchers can get together and hit each other about the head with sticks and steel and share the Arts we love!