NORAD 2022 Class Descriptions

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CLASSES
Full tracks: Regular Rapier, Historical, Melee
Half-tracks: Cut & Thrust, Youth

Class
SCHEDULE
10am – 11am11am – 12pm12pm – 1pm1pm – 2pm2pm – 3pm3pm – 4pm
Regular Rapier1Introduction to FootworkDaggerRapier Marshal Round TableMeasureRapier SpearOpen
Regular Rapier2Crossing Over RoundtableOpenOpenOpponent ObservationFighting (with) a Curved RapierOpen
HistoricalFunctional German LongswordOpenLunchOpenIntroduction to I.33Giganti: Plates 10 & 11
Cut & ThrustFunctional German LongswordAbdul’s C&T SaberLunchXXX
YouthList FieldList FieldYouth Rapier RoundtableOpenOpenYouth Rapier How to…
MeleeShields & Bucklers in MeleeSituational EffectivenessLunchIntroduction to CommandEsprit d’corps: Building a Mighty Melee UnitSkirmisher 101
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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Class: Introduction to Footwork	
Instructor: Lady Prudence	
Track: Regular Rapier	
Gear: N/A
Description: Footwork is one of the most important aspects of sword-fighting.  Is your footwork helping you to fight effectively? 

Class: Crossing Over Roundtable	
Instructor: Ser Farthegn	
Track: Regular Rapier	
Gear: N/A
Description:  Are you a armored combatant thinking about rapier or a rapier combatant considering armored? Bring your questions for a roundtable with Ser Farthegn. He has fought armored for over 20 years and rapier for 13 and would like to help you make your decision.

Class: Functional German Longsword	
Instructor: Mistress Asha	
Track: Historical-Cut & Thrust	
Gear: Full C&T
Description:  

Class: Shields & Bucklers in Melee	
Instructor: Warders Katrin, N.O. Rapier X.O.	
Track: Melee	
Gear: Full Gear
Description:  Best practice uses for bucklers and shields in rapier melee.

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11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Class: Dagger	
Instructor: Master Michael	
Track: Regular Rapier	
Gear: Full Gear 
Description: A practical class discussing methods for using and improving Rapier and Dagger techniques. Class level will be based on the participants, and may range from beginning to intermediate/advanced techniques. Please come fully armored with a rapier and dagger.

Class: Abdul’s Cut & Trust Saber	
Instructor: Lord Abdul	
Track: Cut & Thrust	
Gear: Full C&T
Description:  Discussion and practical aspects of using a curved blade in Cut & Thrust Rapier.

Class: Situational Effectiveness	
Instructor: Warders Maelduin & Crede	
Track: Melee	
Gear: Full Gear
Description:  Techniques and methodology to quickly analyze any melee situation as you approach which will enable your actions to have the most positive effect for your side.

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12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (LUNCH)

Class: Rapier Marshal Roundtable	
Instructor: Warder Katrin, NORRM	
Track: Rapier Marshallate	
Gear: N/A
Description: As the SCA starts to recover from the pandemic event tempo to one approaching that before Covid, it is important for Rapier marshals (and fighters) to discuss what they are observing and noting issues so that we can continue to fight in a safe manner.

Class: Youth Rapier Roundtable	
Instructor: Lady Fatima	
Track: Youth Rapier  	
Gear: N/A
Description:  Discussion over lunch about all aspects of Youth Rapier

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1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Class: Measure	
Instructor: Master Fearghas	
Track: Regular Rapier	
Gear: Full Gear 
Description: Measure and the various ways it pertains to rapier fighting. Know yours; know your opponent’s.

Class: Opponent Observation	
Instructor: Master Michael	
Track: Regular Rapier	
Gear: Full Gear
Description: A practical class focusing on learning how to observe your opponent both during a match and from the side lines. The goal is to develop skills to read opponents for openings, weaknesses, or patterns that can be used to advantage. Please come fully armored with a rapier and your preferred secondary weapon or parrying device.

Class: Introduction to Command	
Instructor: Warder Maelduin	
Track: Melee	
Gear: N/A
Description:  A ground-up course for those new to command, curious about command, or anyone wanting a refresher.

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2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Class: Rapier Spear	
Instructor: Lord Adam Der Strom	
Track: Regular Rapier	
Gear: Full Gear
Description:  Construction, rules, as well as basics and ideas for how to fight with and against spear. A hands on class, please bring all protective gear and all weapons you'd like to use. There will be spears of different lengths to practice with. Limited number of spears - if you have your own please bring them!

Class: Fighting (with) a Curved Rapier	
Instructor: Lord Abdul	
Track: Regular Rapier	
Gear: Full Gear (bring your curved rapiers)
Description:  Whether you have a curved rapier and want to get better with it or you want to learn some ways to deal with those who wield curved rapiers, Lord Abdul can help.

Class: Introduction to I.33	
Instructor: Mistress Asha	
Track: Historical	
Gear: Small Buckler and Sword
Description:  Basic Guards and attacks.

Class: Esprit d'corps: Building a Mighty Melee Unit	
Instructor: Warders Lorenzo, N.O. Rapier Cmdr.	
Track: Melee	
Gear: N/A
Description:  Tips and Techniques on the formation and training of a rapier melee unit that will awe both command staff and opposing forces. 

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3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Class: Giganti - Plates 10 & 11	
Instructor: Warder Uilleag	
Track: Historical	
Gear: Full Gear
Description:  Step by step through Giganti’s plates 10 & 11 and the steps that it takes to get there. Participants will step through each motion as both attacker and defender. 

Class: Youth Rapier: How to…	
Instructor: Lady Fatima	
Track: Youth Rapier	
Gear: N/A
Description:  Those interested in starting Youth Rapier – adult or youth.

Class: Skirmisher 101	
Instructor: Warder Maelduin 	
Track: Melee	
Gear: N/A
Description:  The role that skirmishers play in SCA rapier melee and how to be an effective skirmisher.  Skirmishing theory and application are examined.