summer knight camp 2015

summer knight camp 2015
July 6 9:30AM to 10 3:30PM, 2015
Academia Duellatoria - Portland
4755 Sw Oleson Rd, Suite 101
Beaverton, OR 97225
United States
Map & Directions
Map & Directions

Kids day camp for the week of July 6th to July 10th
Ages 7 through 12 - or first grade and up.

Camp runs Monday through Friday - July 6th through July 10th - 9:30am to 3:30pm $250.00 pre-paid.
Children should pack a lunch or bring money to buy food at the Subway in our parking lot.
Before and after care are available for an additional fee - see below.
Camp must be pre-registered. There are no refunds however arrangements can be made to transfer registration to a different child.

Our program is focused on teaching historical arts connected to the martial culture of Europe in the time of the crusades and beyond to the 16th century. We teach history and real world skills related to the time and culture of Knighthood.

Learn the skills of Sword and Shield from documented historical texts

Learn about European History and culture

Play Medieval games

Learn about heraldry and make your own shield with your own coat of arms

Learn metalworking skills and make your own project.

Students will learn about the Seven Knightly Virtues - Prowess, Humility, Courage, Generosity, Mercy, Temperence

Children will train with lightweight sword simulators and safety gear. They will have the opportunity to handle steel replicas of the real thing and interact with real armor. All under the supervision of our instructors.

REQUIRED GEAR: Students will need low traction soft soled indoor shoes which should be kept clean. They will also need a pair of good fitting light weight leather gloves. Gloves can be purchased at most good department stores.... lightweight unlined gardening gloves work well or mig welders gloves. Gloves can also be purchased at our school.... however supplies are limited at any one time.Students should bring clothes they can move in and a long sleeved shirt for fencing in. Sweatpants or yoga pants are highly suggested as your child will need to be able to move.

Class size is limited to 14 students. (9 slots currently available)

Before care starts at 8:00 after care ends at 5:45
Kids in before and after care are welcome to work on activities provided during the camp, play medieval and renaissance board games, play pirate munchkin, use our library or bring their own activities from home. This will be largely self-directed time with adult supervision.
Before care - $50.00
After care - $50.00

Registration forms downloadable in PDF format HERE.

Posters downloadable in PDF format HERE.

The instructors:
Jeff Richardson - Instructor at Arms at Academia Duellatoria
Mr. Richardson has been studying and teaching martial arts since the age of 13 and began studying fencing in 1986 under Olympic coach Michael D’Asaro and Gay Jacobson. In 1993 He began studying Historical European Weapons Systems from surviving treatises on the use of the rapier. He earned his black belt in 1995 in American Open Style Karate under hall of famer Hanshei Jerry Piddington. In 2001 Jeff hosted the first summit on historical Destreza and also began studying sword and buckler and longsword from historical Italian Texts. Mr. Richardson has been a longstanding member of the SCA and holds the title of Guildmaster in the Royal Guild of Fence and apprenticed as an armourer on Richard Tappan. Academia Duellatoria has been an education resource at OMSI and in public and private schools and at various festivals ever since its foundation.

Doctor Jim Emmons
A student of swordplay at Academia Duellatoria. Mr. Emmons studied Tae Kwon Do under the legendary teachers Jhoon Rhee and Jeff Smith in the early 80’s. He began studying modern sport foil in 1987 and saber in 1991 and competed in USFA tournaments from 1991 to 1995. He has been studying the classical and military saber since and more recently has been a student of Academia Duellatoria studying Military Sabre and Italian Sword and Buckler play. He continues to train in TKD and hopes to earn his Black Belt this year. Mr. Emmons holds a BA in Classical Archeology, an MA in Ancient Mediterranian history, A MLS in library studies focusing on archives and manuscript curation, and a PhD in Ancient/Medieval History.

Chad Budrow
Chad is a student at Academis Duellatoria in Italian historical fencing traditions. In addition he is an active participant in historical reenactment. As a student of metal working he has been assisting Academia Duellatoria at events at OMSI by running our metal working demonstrations. More recently Mr. Budrow has Boudrot Armory and teaching to Home School Groups.

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