Jersey Village High School
Sword Workshop 2007
February 21, 2007 the ARMA North Siders were invited
back for the 3rd year to do a beginning sword workshop for
125 future fight choreographers. ARMA Representatives included
Kyle Cook, Sydney Yarbrough, Stacy Clifford, and Eric Wagner.
The workshops morning session started at 8:00 am with
Kyle, Sydney, and Eric each taking a group. These three groups
were shown Basic Foot Work, Primary Guards, and Basic Cuts.
Stacy took a fourth group and showed Short Sword Guards, Cuts
and Foot work. After the morning session, class broke for
Returning from lunch, ARMA members Sydney, Eric, and Stacy
(by popular demand), demonstrated the proper uses of the Guards
and Cuts in Free Play Sparring. Sparring was done with Long
Sword, Short Sword, Sword & Buckler, Sword & Dagger,
and the Messer. Kyle Cook explained to the students what they
were seeing during sparring.
The afternoon session continued with each of the groups learning
more cuts and guards. They were also shown some cut/counter
cut drills. The afternoon session concluded with students
demonstrating what they had learned. Pairing up into groups
of two or four, the students demonstrated choreographs of
their own short fight scenes. The day ended with a group picture.