Fort Bend Baptist Academy
Yarbrough, Kyle Cook, and Wes White presented six
demonstrations at the Fort Bend Baptist Academy on Dec. 7,
2005. The demonstration was given at the high school gymnasium.
Sydney began each demonstration with a brief introductory
explanation about what ARMA is, and its purpose. After a brief
lecture regarding ARMA history, Kyle demonstrated tiprogressions
while Sydney explained the name, and function of each. Wes
White followed up with several demonstrations of eight cut
Each of the six demonstrations of the day included the following.
Sydney performed a flourish. Kyle and Wes then demonstrated
cut/counter-cut drills. During the cut/counter-cut drills,
Sydney explained the function of each one respectively. A
few moments were taken to inform the students of basic ARMA
methodology and the four training tools. Next, Kyle and Wes
sparred using longswords as Sydney gave commentary on the
various techniques used.
Each of the six demonstrations that day ended with Sydney
and Wes fighting. Sydney utilized the Messer while Wes was
armed with sword and buckler.
The final demonstration of the day was Kyle and Wes sparring
using a variety of armaments: longsword against short sword/buckler,
longsword against short sword/dagger, and finally short sword/buckler
After each demonstration the students were allowed to handle
the various weapons, helms, and armor.