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Sunday, September 28 • 14:00 - 16:00
Swordplay Through The Ages

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Experience the violence and finesse that make up historical sword fighting! We begin with armored knights performing longsword tournament combat, then progress through the years demonstrating assorted sword fighting techniques of the past 500 years. We will show longsword, cut-and-thrust sword, rapier and dagger, and modern dueling sword and saber. This is the demonstration portion of a two-part presentation.

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Tony Barajas

Fight Coordinator, Michael's Salle d'Armes
Tony is a one of the founding members of St. Michael’s Salle d’Armes. He was the former treasurer of the guild and is currently the Fight Coordinator of StM. | His interest in fencing started as a child watching Errol Flynn movies and the 1973 version of the Three Musketeers. Since fencing was not offered at his school he studied traditional martial arts. He began with taekwondo, and then moved to Shotokan Karate. In 1991 he began fencing... Read More →

Sydney Thomson﹐ M.D.

Sydney is a successful physician in the Bay Area. She is an avid science fiction fan, a dedicated student of historical swordplay, and a founding member of St. Michael's Salle d'Armes, along with her husband, Tony Barajas. Her motto: reality is for people who lack imagination. She has participated on panels from bioterrorism, cloning, DNA mapping, medical ethics, science fiction to science reality, historical swordplay from theatrical to... Read More →

Paul Scherman

Accademia di Scherma Classica
| Paul has a degree in Kinesiology (Nutrition and Wellness) from Cal State Hayward, a Personal Fitness Trainer certification from the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association, a Corrective Exercise Specialist certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine, a UFC Gym Coach certification and a Master at Arms certification from the Fencing Masters Program at San José State University. His education also includes an AA... Read More →

Sunday September 28, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Pool Pavilion

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