Hello and welcome to the Stoccata Baulko/Strathfield (Baulkfield :))
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.
We are a Liechtenaur-focused school. The Lichty system is the most popular in HEMA and for good reason. It’s technically sound, covers a diverse range of weapons and time periods and each weapon you learn within the system builds on the others.
The Liechtenauer tradition has its origins in the 1300s (possibly earlier) and was still being used as the basis for the principles of swordsmanship in the late 1600s. This is despite dramatic changes in weapon technology during this vast period of time.
Which weapons do we cover?
Longsword – a two handed sword
Messer/Dusack – a type of short choppy sidearm .
Rappier – a long bladed single handed cut and thrust sword
Rappier and companion weapon – cloak or dagger.
Sword/messer & buckler. A short sword and a small shield.
Occasionally we also work with the Dagger, a long, stiff stabbing weapon, and the two handed spear.
Smallsword is taught only privately. Please contact Stuart directly about these.
When do we train?
We follow the school terms and are currently only active during school time. Private lessons can be arranged outside this time.
Baulkham Hills – Thursdays
Term 3 2018: 26th Jul – 27th Sep
Term 4 2018: 18th Oct – 13th Dec
Term 1 2019: 31st Jan – 11th Apr
Term 2 2019: 2nd May – 4th July
Strathfield – Tuesdays
Term 3 2018: 24th Jul- 25th Sep 2017
Term 4 2018: 16th Oct – 11th Dec
Term 1 2019: 29th Jan – 9th Apr
Term 2 2019: 30th Apr – 2nd July
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. You can do any drill with your weapon of choice or switch as you like.
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.
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
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)
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).