Demonstrations & seminars
Demonstrations and seminars
The SSA can provide demonstrations and seminars on European Martial Arts and the protagonists throughout history. Below are some examples of previous events.
The SSA were asked to come along an provide some authentic fencing flavour to the Pan premiere in Leicester Square in London. Over two days we provided demonstrations and classes to young and old amongst the fantastic background of the Pan show, directly across from the Odeon.
A a weekend at the Royal Pavilion including fencing with an historical story. The two days covered
Highland broadsword, rapier, rapier and dagger, duelling sword and finally a recreation of a duel of the regency period. This was a very rare, and possibly unique presentation of fencing in the priceless Music room of the Prince Regent. As all our work is unchoreographed, we were examined closely by the Curator of the Royal Pavion who verified we had mastery of our weapons and were respectful of all aspects of health and safety in a public environment. They were delighted with our presentation and felt it was money very well spent!
The National Army Museum put on a one-off weekend of Civil War full of demonstrations, called “Roundheads and Cavaliers: Soldiers, smoke and swords of the English Civil War”. The SSA contribution was to provide “fencing masters” for a demonstration of Civilian dueling and battlefield swordplay during the Civil War.
St George: By the sword united Joseph Boulogne,
Chevalier de Saint-George1745 – 1799
A seminar with fencing demostrations throughout, for the Brighton & Hove Libraries Depatment, about this extraordinary man who started the son of a slave and ended up at his hieght, admired for his misical compositions and fenced in front of the Prince Regent as an expert in his field.
A fun day for all the family showcasing activities for people of all ages, available in the local community. The SSA have taken part for many years, allowing children and adults a chance to have a go, under strict supervision.
.A weekend of fencing including a practical contrast between theatrical and the Martial Art of Fencing. In particular the main fight in Hamlet between Hamlet and Laertes.