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Scott Nimmo
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professional swordsman, amateur ICT Manager, unskilled gardener
professional swordsman, amateur ICT Manager, unskilled gardener

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Want to put a copy of Roworth into the hands of the HEMA Community and get a paperback copy.  Contribute here.
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Geelong Highland Gathering 2014
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Okay, so this is where Dom and I were heading.

1. 7.30-9.30 class is comprised of two classes.
a) Foundation class covers the mechanics of what we do, it is intended for rote learning of technique and concepts.
b) Advanced class covers why we do what we do, it is intended to add that historical context and add some more advanced plays.

What we teach runs on a 8week cycle. we have
a) A Basic Longsword class that will be repeated every 8 weeks, mastering what is in the class will give you an excellent foundation into using a longsword that will pay off into the other systems.
b) along side will be a series of 8 week blocks, which will start with the basic  sword course. It is intended to go:
   JAN-FEB: Longsword
   MAR-APR: Wrestling
   MAY-JUN: Dagger
   JUL-AUG: Longsword-extras (eg. singlehand/halfswording)
   SEP-OCT: Singlesword
   NOV-DEC: polearms

We will be adding nights (and days on weekends) as our numbers increase, this will likely use a different basic course as a foundation, but cycle through other syllabi.

eg.
Thursday: Basic Longsword
Tuesday: Unarmed/Dagger
Saturday: Backsword.

Dom and I will be quite busy with documenting our syllabi for others to be able to teach it, and we also hope to start a working group on assessing teaching blocks to see what can be improved next time we cycle through.

We also hope that others will in time volunteer to teach the basic syllabi from the MSG lesson plans; it is a great way to learn how to communicate these concepts to others which broadens your own understanding.

Noticed that Google+ has a community option, so I thought I would add it and see where it leads.  
Looks similar to Facebook (though looks cleaner).  

I might use this as a preview of what goes on the MSG website as we go along and discussion of upcoming or past classes.

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Caffeine? Bah, real men wake up by putting on t-shirts with massive white-tail spiders in them.
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