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Upcoming EventsEvents on November 23, 2014
Swords of Chivalry - Historical Sword Combat, Adult Session
November 23, 2014
Location: Team Touche Fencing CenterEvents on November 28, 2014
Swords Of Chivalry: Historical Sword Fighting - Youth Session
November 28, 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.
In Other Words...“It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.”- J.R.R. Tolkien
Views & Essays Archive
Posted on June 21, 2009 | 2 CommentsFrom those who have been given much, much is required. Warriors have been given specific training in martial arts and in the knowledge of self-defense. Hopefully they have also been instructed in ways to not only be able to defend themselves, but also to use their martial arts skills to defend others. Warriors have a duty to defend others when it is in their power to do so.
Posted on June 18, 2009 | No CommentsTechnology has always distanced the soldiers who use weapons from the people who get hit. But robotics engineer Ron Arkin at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, is working to imagine wars in which weapons make their own decisions about wielding lethal force.
Posted on April 25, 2009 | No CommentsEvery parent sees their son as a young hero, and their daughter as a darling princess. Yet perhaps it’s no wonder, in an age when parents are under increasing pressue to indulge their kids’ every wish — with fancy parties, expensive toys, designer clothes and a constant stream of verbal praise — that these youngsters are growing up oblivious to the values of chivalry, like patience and helpfulness. With all the best intentions, parents maybe raising a generation of princes and princesses, focused on “me,” instead of knights in shining armor.
Posted on December 10, 2008 | No CommentsWho says guys can’t communicate? A recent survey I took suggests that guys are eager to offer their opinions, if we ladies will only listen. Unfortunately, when the subject is the near-extinct idea of chivalry, many women are quick to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear. Yet so many of us women spend our days lamenting broken relationships and marriages and wondering, Where have all the good guys gone?
Posted on October 31, 2008 | No CommentsA new generation of vampire heroes has stepped out of the moonlight and into the cultural spotlight — dominating best-seller lists, movies and TV with its dangerous mystique. The modern-day vampire gentleman is eerily alluring in all the old-fashioned, bloodsucking ways, but now he reins in his baser instincts in an impressive display of control.