Jersey Village High School
Sword Workshop 2009
February 28, 2009 the ARMA North Siders were invited
back for the 4th year to do a beginning sword workshop for
future fight choreographers. ARMA Representatives included
Kyle Cook, Sydney Yarbrough, Stacy Clifford, Mike Wrenn and
The workshops morning session started at 8:00 am with
Kyle and Mike, Wes, and Sydney and Stacy each taking a group.
The first group were shown Basic Foot Work, Primary Guards,
and Basic Cuts for longsword. Wes's group worked on dagger
fighting techniques. Stacy and Sydney took the third group
and showed Sword and Buckler Guards, Cuts and Foot work. After
the morning session, class broke for lunch.
Returning from lunch, the ARMA members demonstrated the proper
uses of the Guards and Cuts in Free Play Sparring. Sparring
was done with Long Sword, Short Sword, Sword & Buckler,
and Sword & Dagger. Kyle Cook and Sydney Yarbrough 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.