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. 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 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, Danzig, Ringeck, Lew, and Nicolous is a multi-weapon treatise aimed at the knightly classes with most versions being published in the 15th Century. We are currently focused on Longsword and Messer.
Fabris’system concentrates on the rapier alone, rapier & dagger, and rapier &cloak.
We are currently focused only on his rapier section.
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
Thursday nights between 19:30 and 22:00.
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 – Tuesdays
Tuesday nights between 19:00 and 21:30.
Strathfield Homebush Uniting Church.
Carrington Ave Strathfield (Close to Station)
What’s on this Term?
Every Student at Baulkfield studies both the major weapons (rapier and longsword).
This has been found superior to people concentrating on one weapon at a time as each weapon has different skills to teach. We study both weapons in every class. 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 or 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.
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)
Private lessons are offered on a pay what you want basis.
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:
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).