KDF Leeds
The Royal Armouries, West Yorkshire

Sword and Buckler Seminar

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The Leeds 2017 Sword and Buckler Seminar is on Saturday the 15th of April at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.

The event is in association with KDF International, Combat Archaeology and the Royal Armouries, Leeds.

Seminar Timetable :-

09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 11:00
Messer Workshop
Adam Roylance
(Main Hall)
Sword & Buckler Basics
Lars Lind
(Main Hall)
Sword & Buckler Sparring Drills
Dean Davidson
(Main Hall)
11:00 - 12:30
Lecture 1: "Fighting Manuals and the Realism of Combat", Lars Lind
Lecture 2: "Shields and Martial Practices of the Viking Age", Rolf Warming
Lecture 3: "Guided Reading of primary sources using MS 1.33", Antti Ijäs
(Newsroom, 4th Floor)
12:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
1.33 Manuscript Viewing
Stuart Ivinson
(Library 1st Floor)
Round Shield Fighting Tradition
of the Viking Age

Rolf Warming
(Main Hall)
MS 1.33 Sword & Buckler Workshop
Antti Ijäs
(Main Hall)
14:30 - 16:00
1.33 Manuscript Viewing
Stuart Ivinson
(Library 1st Floor)
Lignitzer Sword & Buckler
Dan Smith
(Main Hall)
Sword & Buckler Open Sparring
Various Instructors
(Main Hall)
16:00 - 16:30

Seminar Details :-

Seminar Cost Seminar will cost £30
Seminar Places Places are limited so please complete the booking form asap.
Your place is not guaranteed until you have sent in a Booking Form, paid and received a confirmation e-mail.
Payment Please pay in advance by PayPal to KDFLeeds@gmail.com
If possible please select ‘Send money to friends and family’.
Please include the name for those who the payment is for in the note attached to the PayPal payment.
T-Shirts T-Shirts will cost £10.00 each and should be ordered in advance via the booking form.
These are limited edition and only available to those attending the seminar.
These should be paid for in advance and will be collected on the day. Sizes available are XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.
Timetable Places on some sessions will be limited (first come first served).
Timetable is subject to change dependant on attendance and instructor availability. Any changes will be identified on the morning of the day.
1.33 Viewing Session Places on these sessions are limited. Please respect the fact you are viewing genuine artefacts from the Royal Armouries Collection and ensure you follow the instructions provided by Museum staff at all times.
Those wishing to attend a viewing session will be required to present a valid Photo ID on the day (i.e. Passport or Driving License).
Weapons Please bring along your own Weapons if possible.
These should be metal, blunt and suitable for European martial arts.
You would ideally need to bring a single handed medieval (arming) sword, Messer, buckler and Viking round shield. A limited amount of club weapons/shields will be available on the day (on a first come basis)
Coached Sparring Coaches will be available during these sessions. Please bring along your own protective equipment and mask.
We do have some communal club kit and we will make sure that it is available on the day.
General Public As part of the arrangements we have with the Armouries we will be providing a viewing area for the public so that they can see what KDF and Western Martial Arts are all about.
Please be respectful of the fact that we are not in a closed door environment and feel free to talk to the visitors if they ask you questions.
Also, if you could keep everyone’s safety and security in mind over the weekend it would be appreciated.

In summary - seminar places cost £30 each, and T-Shirts (for attendees, to be collected at the event) are £10 each.

To reserve a place :-

1. Complete and send the booking form below

2. Make payment through paypal to KDFLeeds@gmail.com (please indicate who the payment is for in the paypal comments)

3. Look out for an email confirming your booking.

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