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Hello and welcome to the Stoccata Baulko/Strathfield (Baulkfield :)) Page

We are a fun-oriented, inclusive and friendly bunch of people who love swords just a bit too much. Nobody is unwelcome in our club and our student body is extremely diverse in terms of age, gender and orientation. Everyone really is welcome. We cater for everyone from experienced martial artists and those who might want to compete to those who just want to turn up, swing a sword, and make some friends.

We are a Joachim Meyer focused club. Meyer’s system is popular in HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) and for good reason. It’s technically sound, covers a diverse range of weapons, and each weapon you learn within the system informs the others.

The Liechtenauer tradition which is the progenitor of Meyer’s late 16th Century system has its origins in the 1300s (possibly earlier) and was still being used as the basis for the principles of swordsmanship in the the late 1600s. This is despite dramatic changes in weapon technology during this vast period of time.

Which weapons do we cover in class?
Longsword – a two handed sword
Dusack – a type of cutting sword which tends to be shorter rather than longer.
Rappier – a long bladed single handed cut and thrust sword
Sword/messer & buckler. A short sword and a small shield.
Dagger, a long, stiff stabbing weapon.
Two handed spear.

Smallsword in the tradition of Sir William Hope is taught privately. Please contact Stuart directly about smallsword.

When do we train?
We follow the  NSW High School terms and are currently only active during school time. Private lessons can be arranged outside this time.

Baulkham Hills – Thursdays
Term 1 2019: 31st Jan – 11th Apr
Term 2 2019: 2nd May – 4th July
Term 3 2019: 25th July – 26th Sep
Term 4 2019: 17th Oct – 19th Dec

Strathfield – Tuesdays
Term 1 2019: 29th Jan – 9th Apr
Term 2 2019: 30th Apr – 2nd Jul ** The Strathfield Hall is unavailable until Early May. Please contact Stu for details of Term 2 classes before then.
Term 3 2019:  23rd July – 24th Sep
Term 4 2019: 15th Oct – 17th Dec

What’s on this Term?
At Baulkham Hills and Strathfield, we work with multiple weapons every lesson. This has been found to be superior to concentrating on one weapon at a time as the weapons inform each other and build different skills. You can do any drill with your weapon of choice or switch as you like.

Costs
An annual fee of $25 to cover insurance needs to be paid to Stoccata Central directly (If you attend multiple branches, you need only pay the membership fee once).
And then $150 per term school term or $30 per class on a casual basis.

Private lessons are offered on a pay what you want basis.

Baulkham Hills
We train Thursday nights between 20:00 and 22:00.
Please arrive at 19:45 on non rainy nights for a car park warmup.
Baulkham Hills Community Centre
390 Windsor Rd via Seven Hills Road & Conie Ave (very close to the M2 and M4)
Baulkham Hills Australia 2153

Strathfield
We train Tuesday nights between 19:00 and 21:00.
Strathfield Uniting Church Hall (at the back of the carpark)
Carrington Rd (halfway down the street)
Strathfield 2135

Staying up to date and in touch
The best way to stay up to date with everything that is happening at Stoccata Baulkham Hills is via our Facebook Group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/764159113653774/

Come and join us!
You are more than welcome to just turn up and observe  or participate in a lesson. Please do not hesitate to email with questions or join the Facebook Group and do the same.

You can also contact us using the form below (Although Facebook will likely be answered more quickly).