The Stoccata School of Defence is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2nd Australasian Western Martial Arts Convention (AWMAC) on the weekend of the 9, 10th, and 11th of June 2018. We will also be celebrating our 20th Anniversary.

Over the long weekend there will be workshops on everything from HEMA staples like longsword and rapier to more esoteric systems like back-hold wrestling and quarterstaff. But that’s not all, AWMAC also boasts lectures, round-table discussions and private lessons from attending instructors.

AWMAC will be held at the Baden Powell Scout Centre in Pennant Hills and will feature on-site accommodation and catered meals which means we can have long days and even longer evenings. Many insights were shared around the camp fire at the last event.

The World Broadsword Championship (WBC) will be held on the last day. You can learn more about the WBC on Youtube or at the WBC Website.

The event is open to anyone who currently practices or is interested in practising Historical Western Martial Arts. Equipment and experience requirements will vary by workshop, however both beginner and advanced students will be catered to. Further details will be posted in the coming weeks.


Baden-Powell Scout Centre
Pomona St, Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120 Australia


Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend
9th – 11th June, 2018


Before 15 May
$350 / $300 for participants / instructors, day rate of $125.

After 15 May
$400 / $300 for participants / instructors, day rate of $150.

What’s included:
Accommodation from Friday evening through to Monday afternoon (site opens at 5pm)
All meals (Saturday – breakfast, lunch & dinner; Sunday -breakfast, lunch & dinner; Monday – breakfast & lunch);
Access to all classes, with the top HEMA instructors in the country;
Entry to the WBC.

Note: No meals are provided Friday night but there are plenty of local restaurants that can deliver to the site.

How To Book

Please complete the online booking form. Each person attending will need to complete the booking form.

Do You Want To Teach?

With a multi-stream list of classes on offer, we’re always on the lookout for more classes.

We have class slots for one hour or 2 hour classes. Please complete the Class Proposal Form if you wish to offer a class. Instructors will also need to complete the online booking form as this is where we record all the details for accommodation and food requirements.

Please note that we can’t reimburse instructors up front for costs, but we may be able reimburse instructors after the event with profits from the event. Reimbursement will be proportional based on distance traveled.