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Sunday, November 3 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Saint Michaels Weapon Demonstration

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Join us as we discuss some commonly-held misconceptions about historical martial practice. We'll cover the weight and design of weapons and armor, wounds that weapons produce, and the role of the knight in society. Discussions will be based on historical records and the analysis of evolution of fighting technique and weapons in the 13th through 18th centuries.

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Tony Barajas

Fight Coordinator, Michael's Salle d'Armes
Tony is a one of the founding members of St. Michael’s Salle d’Armes. He was the former treasurer of the guild and is currently the Fight Coordinator of StM. | His interest in fencing started as a child watching Errol Flynn movies and the 1973 version of the Three Musketeers. Since fencing was not offered at his school he studied traditional martial arts. He began with taekwondo, and then moved to Shotokan Karate. In 1991 he began fencing... Read More →

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Jeremy Tavan

Jeremy Tavan has studied fencing and historical European martial arts for ten years, with a focus on pedagogy and learning through teaching. He enjoys fighting with almost any sort of edged or pointed weapon, but particularly the longsword, rapier, and dueling saber. He is a certified Provost at Arms through the San Jose Fencing Masters Program and a member of St. Michael’s Salle d’Armes. In the Winter you can find him teaching fencing with... Read More →
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Sydney Thompson

Sydney is a successful physician in the Bay Area. She is an avid science fiction fan, a dedicated student of historical swordplay, and a member of St. Michael's Salle d'Armes, along with her husband, Tony Barajas. Her rapier wit is just as deadly as her duels with rapier and dagger or sidesword. She has been on panels from bioterrorism, cloning, DNA mapping, medical ethics, science fiction to science reality, and historical swordplay from... Read More →

Sunday November 3, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
East Lawn

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