The 2013 SSG Symposium is being hosted by our Atlanta chapter in Douglasville, Ga November 23-25. It will be held at Deerlick Park in Douglasville, Ga, a suburb of Atlanta. Events at the symposium will include a tournament with longsword, spada and spear, lanza as well as three days of classes on a plethora of subjects in the medieval and renaissance martial arts. Please check the Schola Saint George FB page and our forum on this site for any up to the minute changes to the weekends' events.
A tentative schedule can be seen below. (click th emore button)
The Schola Saint George is a non-profit school of "chivalric" martial arts dedicated to promoting study of historical fighting systems through research, training, and competition.
We study surviving fighting treatises. These books of fighting techniques--dating from as early as 1300--are a virtual treasure trove of medieval and Renaissance techniques written by masters who systematized their knowledge and recorded it. Our members study these books, working to recreate the historical fighting systems. These systems are then practiced as modern martial arts.
We have created a proven core curriculum based on the works of Fiore dei Liberi, a superbly efficient Italian meistro active at the end of the fourteenth and into the early fifteenth centuries.
SSG Atlanta & Swords of Cobb-Marietta (23-25 Nov 2013): SSG Atlanta hosted the annual Schola symposium this year and there were a number of advancements. Firstly we would like to congratulate Celeste Watts-Will formerly of the Atlanta branch and now co-instructor of Swords of Cobb (an affiliated school in Marietta Ga) for her fine performance and advancement to Scholaro. We look forward to watching Celeste progress in the art. Lastly we would like to announce the promotion of Bryan Johnson, the founder of the Atlanta Branch and senior instructor; to Scholaro Libero. He has demonstrated a deep understanding of the Fiorean art and as well as the ability to teach across the entire system. Bryan is currently working on adding the Schola's training curricula. Congratulations to both.
SSG Charleston - We are proud to welcome new Compagnos Sean Gruber, Daniel McLaurin, and Ryan Senn. All displayed great understanding of the base SSG material in as presented in the SiTH and passed with flying colors.
SSG Atlanta (Nov. 2, 2013) Study Group Leader Darren Foley passed his test for Scholaro with flying colors. Darren has been running the beginners class and generally doing all sorts of admin work for the Atlanta Branch for the past year. Good job and congratulations Darren!!
SSG Atlanta (Oct. 19, 2013) Steve Berger passed his test for Scholaro Minore with flying colors. Great job!!
SSG Honolulu (Oct. 1, 2013) James Day did a fine job passing his Compagno test!
SSG Boston (June 15, 2013) Nick DePasquale and Nelly showed their knowledge and passed their Compagno tests! Vivant!
SSG Atlanta (April 27, 2013) Emma Kong and Steve Burger passed their Compagno test! Saweet!
SSG Honolulu ( March 12, 2013) Colin Chock, Virgil Nartatez, Russell Henson, and Wade Okumura successfully passed their Compagno tests.
SSG Atlanta (Feb 23, 2013) Congratuations to Neal Fraley on becoming the newest Compagno of the SSG. He passed his tests for advancement with flying colors. His enthusiasm for the material serves him well. We are looking forward to working with him towards the next level. Good job.
SSG Atlanta (Feb 2, 2013) Congratuations to Chris and David Morrison, father and son. They passed their tests for advancement to Scolaro Minore. Both are very well grounded in the Elephante and Scholaro plays and have made a great start on sparring integration. They should develop into a great asset to the Schola and the Atlanta Branch. Well done
SSG Atlanta (Dec 8) Congratuations to Darren Foley for his advancement to Scolaro Minore. Darren displayed a firm understanding of the Elephante and Scholaro plays as well as the underlying principals of Fiore's Arte de Arimazare. He has also recently taken to teaching the basic class for the SSG Atlanta Branch.
SSG Boston (Oct 18) Congratulations as well to Noah Goldmanfor his long awaited Scolaro Maggiore test. Noah has a firm knowledge of the stretto, and now has some new Scolari to practice it on! (Oct 6). Congratulations to Jasen Boyle, Sean Delaney and Daniel Barronon their successful Scolari Tests. They all showed good form in fighting and strong analysis as well. In addition, Jasen Boyle has been recognized as an Istruttore of the Schola for his teaching and curriculum development. Vivant!
SSG DFW (July 12). Congratulations to Paul Bismette and Stephen Lane both turned in exceptional Compagno Tests. Please congratulate both for their fine work.
Earlier promotions can be seen with the Read More link below.
2012 TOURNAMENT, DALLAS FORT WORTH, TX, USA
TORNEO ROSSO E DORATO
"RED & GOLD TOURNAMENT"
FIGHTERS ON THE FIELD: RED DRAGONS V. GOLDEN LIONS
|CAPTAIN: Robert Derner
|CAPTAIN: David Smith
Here's what's happening on Facebook.
Bryan Johnson 7:38pm Nov 27 If anyone has photos or video of the symposium this weekend please send them along or post them in the photos section of the ATL page.
Steve Burger 9:09pm Nov 26 I would love some pics of the impromptu class that we held with the kids who showed up on Monday. I think there was some picture taking going on. Please post or message me that we have them. Sean Gruber 9:11pm Nov 26 I have a few. Where would you like me to post them? Steve Burger 9:12pm Nov 26 Here or the Atl site or you can PM them to me. Whatever suits you. Thanks!
Darren Foley 3:30pm Nov 26 We, in the Atlanta group, would like to thank everyone who attended the 2013 Symposium. We also want to thank you for making it both a fun and educational three days. From those who could not make we missed you this year but hopefully we'll see you at next years symposium. Thanks. ATL SSG Russell Pharr 3:38pm Nov 26 Thanks for the incredible hospitality, if was a great weekend of learning, fighting and fun. Eric and I had a great time. JC Conway 3:41pm Nov 26 Thanks for hosting and all the hard work you put into it. Sean Gruber 4:43pm Nov 26 Thanks so much for all the hospitality and patience! I learned a great deal over the weekend.