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Upcoming EventsEvents on October 31, 2014
Swords Of Chivalry: Historical Sword Fighting - Youth Session
October 31, 2014
Location: 11468 Sorrento Valley Rd., Ste A1; San Diego, CA 92121
Description: One of the highlights of Chivalry Today's educational programs is the historically accurate presentation of medieval sword combat. Now you can learn these very skills from Scott Farrell (Chivalry Today Program Director) at San Diego's acclaimed Team Touche Fencing Center for an ongoing workshop of historical fencing and medieval sword combat called Swords of Chivalry. It is a fun and energetic introduction to the skills of historical European sword combat, or Western martial arts.
Adults and youth (10 and up) are welcome. This course is both a study of the historical techniques of knightly sword skills, and a practical study of the ideals of chivalry (respect, dignity and prowess) in a competitive (and very friendly) activity. Team Touche members will receive a discount on course fees; contact http://www.TeamTouche.com for details on costs for single sessions and full course fee, as well as directions to the facility.Events on October 31, 2014
Swords of Chivalry: Teen/Youth
October 31, 2014
Location: 11468 Sorrento Valley Rd. Ste. A-1, SD, CA 92121
Description: Join Chivalry Today's team of historical sword-fighting specialists for an ongoing teen/youth workshop in historical martial arts/medieval sword combat. Great exercise with an emphasis on trust, control, and competition in the spirit of chivalry. (Appropriate for children ages 10 to 17.)
Generously hosted by Team Touche Fencing Center. Contact the Team Touche registration office for pricing, or to register to be part of this dynamic group at (858) 622-9696Events on November 2, 2014
Swords of Chivalry - Historical Sword Combat, Adult Session
November 2, 2014
Location: Team Touche Fencing CenterEvents on November 2, 2014
Swords of Chivalry: Historical Sword Combat
November 2, 2014
Location: 11468 Sorrento Valley Rd. Ste. A-1
Description: Join program director Scott Farrell for an ongoing adult workshop in historical martial arts/medieval sword combat. Great exercise with an emphasis on trust, control, and competition in the spirit of chivalry. Generously hosted by Team Touche Fencing Center. Contact the Team Touche registration office for pricing, or to register to be part of this dynamic group at (858) 622-9696Events on November 6, 2014
Swords of Chivalry
November 6, 2014
Location: 8380 Center Dr. La Mesa, CA. 91942
Description: Join us at La Mesa's Lionheart Fencing Academy for a weekly workshop in medieval swordsmanship, and other historical European martial arts - led by Chivalry Today's program director, Scott Farrell. Details and prices can be found on the Lionheart website: http://www.lionheartfencingacademy.com
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Views & Essays Archive
Posted on December 21, 2003 | No CommentsIn a world where marriage was primarily a means of establishing geographic or economic bonds between two clans, chivalry helped to tear down the centuries-old social customs that made wives little more than property and husbands political pawns.
Posted on December 20, 2003 | No CommentsSo, if the Code of Chivalry was such a radical departure from the traditional gender roles of the Middle Ages, why does the mention of “chivalry” cause men and women who believe in “gender equality” to grind their teeth? Why are the genteel attitudes of chivalry seen by so many people as demeaning towards women?
Posted on November 27, 2003 | No CommentsTo see the real place of female characters in Arthurian literature we must look beyond the gender-biased affectations of the 19th century. Women in medieval literature played an active and integral part in the development of the Code of Chivalry. Certainly, Guinevere, Isoud, Elaine and the other ladies of Arthurian legend didn’t put on armor and ride into battle, but neither did they sit quietly on the sidelines.
Posted on October 24, 2003 | No CommentsMy son has connected me to my country in a way that I was too selfish and insular to experience before. I feel closer to the waitress at our local diner than to some of my oldest friends. She has two sons in the Corps. They are facing the same dangers as my boy. When the guy who fixes my car asks me how John is doing, I know he means it. His younger brother is in the Navy.
Posted on November 24, 2002 | No CommentsLewis believed that without the knight, we have two types of people: those who are fierce in battle but cannot be gentle elsewhere, and those who are gentle in their real lives, but completely useless. The knight is the person who can be both fierce and gentle, but such behavior is learned.