What are we about?

At Baulkfield (heh), 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. We cater for anyone 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 focused on Liechtenauer system for our study of earlier weapons, (longsword, messer) and on Salvator Fabris for rapier/rapier and companion weapon (dagger, cloak) for later weapons.

The Liechtenauer System as glossed in the treatises known as HS3227, Pseudo-Danzig, Ringeck, Lew, and Nicolaus is a multi-weapon treatise aimed at the knightly classes with most versions being published in the 15th Century.

Fabris’ system concentrates on the rapier alone, rapier & dagger, and rapier & cloak.

Baulkham Hills – Thursdays – 19:30-22:00

Baulkham Hills Community Centre
390 Windsor Rd via Seven Hills Road & Conie Ave (very close to the M2 and M4)
(If driving, make sure you come in off Conie Ave or you’ll never find us.)
Baulkham Hills Australia 2153
Term 1 Starts Thursday 4 February 2021
Term 2 Starts Thursday 15 July 2021
Term 3 Starts Thursday 22 April 2021
Term 4 Starts Thursday 7 October 2021

Strathfield – Tuesdays – 19:00-21:30

Strathfield Homebush Uniting Church.
Carrington Ave Strathfield (Close to Station)
Term 1 Starts Tuesday 2 January 2021
Term 2 Starts Tuesday 13 July 2021
Term 3 Starts Tuesday 20 April 2021
Term 4 Starts Tuesday 5 October 2021

What’s on this Term?

Rapier and Longsword. Those that would like to are welcome to do the longsword lesson with a messer as the system is similar.
Classes are broken into two parts.
The first part of the class consists of 90 minutes of warmup and drilling with 50% of that time spent on longsword/messer, and 50% of the time spent on rapier.
The second part of class (1 hour) is focused on free-fencing for those with the necessary equipment and more drilling and games for those without.

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 school term per branch attended. (A few students attend both branches as two lessons per week is much more than twice as effective as one lesson)

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 if you like or to participate in a free trial 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).