Friday, August 22, 2008

Smith's Cove Swordsmanship Training

It is without a doubt, a story which has garnished much interest in the press and television network during the summer's swordsmanship training in the tiny community of Smith's Cove near Digby, Nova Scotia. The training course delivered by David M. Cvet of the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts or AEMMA was patterned after the introduction to swordsmanship offered by AEMMA through the Royal Ontario Museum, but with extensions that introduced some basic concepts and foundations with respect to "abrazare" and "daga" fighting styles.

The student count was 7 regular, with a periodic visit from one or two other individuals during the summer curious about what the training was all about. The students themselves have appeared in the spotlight in the small town of Digby, with such comments from the public they've received like "hey, you're that sword guy on the TV!".

Given the success of this experiment in measuring the interest locally, the residents of Digby County can expect to see a repeat of the training and possibly additional or more advanced offerings during the summer of 2009.

For more stories, click on the links below:
  1. Knight Class, CTV Halifax, August 19, 2008

  2. Class offers a clash of steel on a summer evening, Digby Courier, July 24, 2008

  3. Anyone for knight classes?, Nova Scotia's Chronicle Herald, July 22, 2008

  4. Grappling with an old art - swordfighting, Digby Courier, May 8, 2008