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I am currently trying to start up a European martial arts group that eventually result in the formation of a new chapter in your organization. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. P.s- your site is amongst the most excellent I have seen.
"Silverblade" <Silverblade3d@another.com>
Saginaw, Michigan, USA - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 16:40:43 (PST)
Dear Fellow medieval enthusists I saw a bit on TV Ontario last week about your organization. It was extremely exciting and interesting. It was good to see a group in Canada dedicated to the study of authentic western warrior arts. I have always been interested in studying the real thing. Alot of the so called historical reinactment groups have not really satisfied my desire to learn and practice the real thing. Throught surfing the net I have found similar groups to yours, but they have always been quite far away or overseas. I am glad to find a group just a few hours down the 401, depending on my speed. I am interested to know if you know of anyone in the Windsor/Detroit area, or in Ann Arbor or Lansing, Mich who is part of your group; or non-affliated people who I could meet and practise with. Or are there any canadian groups near to Windsor. Also when and where does your, Toronto group meet. You have a very interesting and easy to surf site. The list of recommended sutlers is an invaluable resourse.Keep up the good work and a merry christmas to you and yours. Sincerely Yours Andrew W. Rodgers
Andrew W. Rodgers <crunchiefrogca@yahoo.com>
LaSalle, Ontario, Canada - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 16:46:06 (PST)
Hey Everyone! I'm a member of the San Diego Chapter, started by David Holloway. I am looking for a list of Aemma chapters/groups that are retained inside California. It is always great to have people to fight with but I think it would be even greater if the group members could stay in contact with each other and organize events. I know that training is great fun and hard work in itself but I strongly belive that if you train with more than 10 people it becomes a better learning experience, allowing you to see and defeat your flaws and share information with others around you. As for the advertising of the Aemma I belive it could be better if we could organize a public campaign. Placing flyers and posters inside "Interest Spots" such as libraries, knife & sword shops, and college campuses. The Aemma is a great thing. I just wished it had existed before the SCA and the Adrian empire, because now I fear that I have honed my skills to a degree to which is false, and which I previously thought as "Medieval Combat" I just hope that we can save interested people from dealing with the manipulation and half shallowness of Recreation and Reenactment groups. Thankyou -Adam
Adam Powell <keggerbra@hotmail.com>
Coronado, California, USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 17:07:21 (PST)
I commend you find people for what you have established and I hope it continues on with great sucess.
Master Jones <fight@3web.net>
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:37:20 (PST)
I AM ORGANIZING A MARTIAL ARTS CHARITY EXPO. EVENT FOR OUR FALLEN HEROES CHILDREN (WHO DIED WHILE TRYING TO SAVE THE VICTIMS OF THE 9-11-01 WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK. I AM SEEKING MEDIVAL ART SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS NOBLE EVENT FOR THE N.Y. HEROES CHILDREN. WOULD YOU ASSIST ME WITH A LIST OF MEDIVAL ART SCHOOLS IN THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES ,NEAREST TO NEW YORK . OR THE SCHOOLS EMAILS. I WOULD LOVE TO DISPLAY SOME OF THE MEDIVAL ARTS IN THIS EVENT WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE END OF MARCH 2002. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION...RESPECTFULLY DET. RICHARD VAZQUEZ
RICHARD VAZQUEZ <BLADEFX440@AOL.COM>
NEW YORK, New York, USA - Friday, December 07, 2001 at 02:06:04 (PST)
If you are interested in learning about medieval life and live in Norway, please contact me.
Jeff Smith <janos@j-smith.net>
**, **, Norway - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 11:13:07 (PST)
Thanks
Diane
**, **, USA - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 19:37:17 (PST)
I enjoy this website. It has good information on swordmanship and combat. I would like to be an integral part of European martial arts and stage combat community. I would like to stay in contact with any organization or schools if possible. I hope you can help. Thank you.
Jason Cheng <RangerJason47@yahoo.com>
Fresno, California, USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 22:27:46 (PST)
I am looking for a medieval-type Christmas present for my teenage nephews. Are there any stores or locations in Toronto you can suggest to me? Thank you. L.
Lynda Middleton <lyndamib@hotmail.com>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Monday, November 26, 2001 at 07:54:39 (PST)
First class site,keep up the good work!
Domenico Aquino <daquino@whichford.co.uk>
Watford, **, UK - Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 04:21:46 (PST)
As an instructor of the martial arts, I find it refreshing to see that someone is willing to carry on the rich tradition surrounding the fighting arts of the west. P.S. I had hoped to collaborate with a fellow instructor and add European weaponry to my curriculum. If you could supply me with any information or pointers, it would be most appreciated. Thank You......Ben
Benjamin J. Coleman <coleman_benjamin@hotmail.com>
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 13:30:20 (PST)
Hi. Very nice Site. When will the second Book "The Art of Longsword Combat be published?
Axel Schmitt <axel.schmitt@softwareag.com>
Darmstadt, **, Germany - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 04:50:30 (PST)
Great site! Nice to know that the best of the Middle Ages is still alive and well!
Father Murray Watson <mwatson@clergy.rcec.london.on.ca>
Rome, Italy, Vatican, Italy - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 22:30:21 (PST)
Dear AEMMA, I can only shake my head in wonderment, as I think that, as a former Toronto resident and long time history student, yours is the kind of outfit that some of us longed for. I just don't believe the surge of interest in historical research, and "living" interpretation; but it's great and glad to see you are there. Am presently lurking in the Bay Area, around San Fran. Anyone you can recommend who might be doing similar work down here? Will look you up on the next visit home.
Scott Caple <scaple@pixar .com>
Emeryville, California, USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 12:30:01 (PST)
I need to know where I can find books about swordsmanship in spanish (technics and all that stuff).
Gino Cambria <g_cambria@yahoo.com>
Pampatar, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 19:42:26 (PDT)
jUST bROWSING
Peter R. Stone <blktrol@netscape.net>
East Islip, New York, USA - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 19:44:27 (PDT)
Nice site.Doing well on revitalizing western MA's.Have you come across any spanish manuscripts?
Lon Chaing <piratecat2001>
Perth, **, Australia - Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 12:20:22 (PDT)
do you have a news letter? I own a lil sword shop and sell swords and such
c.j. mckay <cjmckay1@hotmail.com>
Bend, Oregon, USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 21:51:30 (PDT)
I just want to say that I commend you find people for what you have established and I hope it continues on with great sucess. Maybe I will make my way up there with a friend of mine and will learn. It is nice to know that there is a form of martial arts from the Europe that is every bit is good and quite possibly better than the Easterners.
Michael Alexander Gonzalez <MetalMike2000@hotmail.com>
Clayton , Delaware, USA - Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 23:20:39 (PDT)
It looks like you have a great thing going out east there! I would be interested in hearing about how you obtained any of your primary Mediaeval and Renaissance sources and how to obtain more of these.
Johanus Haidner <director@the-aes.org>
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 12:47:10 (PDT)
I used to hold grades in Contest Judo & Karate.
Frank Mitchell <mitchell.frank@bigwig.net>
Crewe, Cheshire, England, ** - Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 17:34:35 (PDT)
can some one add a link to the S.C.A. I saw it mentioned a few times but there was no link that I could find for it Also can you add a link for the armourarchive.org to your list of links
bill chamberlain <erikthelost@netscape.net>
alfred, New York, USA - Wednesday, September 05, 2001 at 05:28:04 (PDT)
Hello, fellow swordsmen! Does anybody know of anyplace where I could buy some swords, preferably of Spanish make or English longsword?
Setiago o' Shelbyshire <checkers34@juno.com>
Memphis, Tennessee, USA - Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 11:39:07 (PDT)
Where can I find a midieval group near where I live?
Setiago o' Shelbyshire <checkers34@juno.com>
Memphis, Tennessee, USA - Monday, August 27, 2001 at 13:35:01 (PDT)
Where can I find a medieval fighting group in Ottawa? I've never tried it but I would love to have a go at it!
david cronkite <cronkley@magma.ca>
otttawa, Ontario, Canada - Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 13:47:13 (PDT)
I am truely impressed by the amount of information you all have managed to compile, especially the manuals for sale. I am an active member of the SCA and I want to take my interests to the next level, and I am proud to find multiple organizations, including yourselves and HACA alike, that want to breath life back into our western martial herritage. Fare thee well.
David Kirksey <SwdSaint@aol.com>
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 20:27:31 (PDT)
Hige sceal e heardre, heorte e cenre, mod sceal e mare, e ure maegen lytla
Geoff Lathy <ireland@netactive.co.za>
johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 14:28:28 (PDT)
great wedsite. greetings for all knight brotherhoods from all over the world.
agata <belalugosi@interia.pl>
wroclaw, **, Poland - Wednesday, August 08, 2001 at 03:21:48 (PDT)
Did you know that the Grandmaster of Cabales Serrada Escrima teaches in Stockton, California at 136 East Harding Way? {His mailing address is different;P.O. Box 692893 Stockton, CA 95269 USA} That is the Shool and headquartes for over thirty years? His name is Grandmaster Vincent Cabales Sr. He took over instructing for his father in 1990 prior to the passing of the legendary Great Grandmaster Angel Cabales "the Father of Escrima in America" in 1991. If you are interested in a seminar contact the Grandmaster the GM's web page is www.cabales.com his email is acse@cabales.com my email is beekeeper69_2000@hotmail.com
Dennis Servaes <beekeeper69_2000@hotmail.com>
Stockton, California, USA - Friday, July 20, 2001 at 23:34:42 (PDT)
Pos�� pozdrav všem skupin� historick�o šermu. Kluci- I když se něco zkaz�nevzd�ejte to a jděte d�-ukažte světu, zač je n� loket!!! Greetings for all groups of Historical fencing.Boys-If something bad is happened to you must go again right into the same problem and look up to the better days,because the warriors can not cry. See you in the better days- nashle v lepšï¿½h dnech... Hodně šťest� Good luck mušketr z 1.regimentu Kr�ova domu Nech
Nech <nech@email.cz>
Cheb, Provincie mušketrů, Czech Republic - Monday, July 16, 2001 at 13:38:44 (PDT)
Saw you at the Jousting Tournament in Orangeville yesterday - most enjoyable! You are to be commended and I only wish that you were closer to Midland. Any plans for setting up satellite groups for training outside of the GTA? Saw the demo. in Midland on Canada as well, by the way.
Morgaine <orkney5@sympatico.ca>
midland, Ontario, Canada - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 14:29:43 (PDT)
I have read in many books how of knights in battle and have dremt of it for a long time and have wanted to be in the battle be the knight. so i try to soak up info anywhere i can
will <willbur12345@yahoo.com>
Baker City, Oregon, USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 19:41:54 (PDT)
Saw a program on History Channel. European Medieval Martial Arts Training. Specifically an organization called Hackers. Amazed at the similarities of technique: Japanese two-handed sword training and European two-handed sword training.
Rick Angeli <RJAngeli@juno.com>
Ellicott City, Maryland, USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 14:51:29 (PDT)
I am currently looking for a medival society in my current region (Ottawa). If you have any information that could help me please e-mail me. Thanks
Seb <sfleurant@hotamil.com>
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 10:31:40 (PDT)
I am researching weapons and techniques used in 8th century Europe by the Franks, Danes, the Moors of Spain, and anyone in contact with the Carolingians. If anyone has further information, I would love to hear from you!
Patrick K. Meegan <PKM414@cs.com>
**, Indiana, USA - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 08:40:58 (PDT)
Чуваки, нельзя ли во-первых ввести страничку на русском языке,а во-вторых кто может пришлите выкройки латной перчатки с размерами.А так же все выкройки какие есть.Please.Прошу прощения за мой ломаный английский.
Дмитрий Ложников <naithan@mail.ru>
Димитровград, Ульяновская область, Russia - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 12:36:02 (PDT)
The Medieval martial arts is like and Equal to any other in many ways. Knightly ways from those bygone eras are not lost, but reclaimed and have influenced many forms of combat from ancient time to ficticious realms. From eras forgotten, to 'a long time ago in a galaxy far far away... I am immensely overjoyed that such a new form of combat training has been brought to the surface. Its evolution and continued growth is a carrer that I shall be very happy to join. Even on my bent as a self styled Jedi, there is always more to learn, always more to see, always more to grow on. I look forward to meeting you all.....
Agius "A.J." Pendragon <masterbazz@hotmail.com>
RichmondHill, Ontario, Canada - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 12:34:36 (PDT)
Thank you for a very interesting web-site it made me verycurious, so i'm going to borow some books at the libary toread about that period of time.
connie schandorff <connieschandorff@hotmail.com>
hvidovre, **, ** - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 09:53:22 (PDT)
Your collection of the old books and plates is absolutely amazing!
Timothy Voelkel <spectraldarkness@yahoo.com>
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - Monday, June 25, 2001 at 11:07:27 (PDT)
Great site, very useful allround, hope you keep up the good work and update/expand.I am an instructer in WMA and re-enactment fighting and found the content of a high quality.
Colin Richards <Col@bbig-sh.demon.co.uk>
Kristiansand, Alabama, Norway - Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 15:45:46 (PDT)
i have been interested in european swodplay all my life starting at the age of twelve i would like to know if there is any one offering any training in the mansfield ohio area(sword-shield -ect.)thank you -i may be contacted at the following e mail--co6604@aol.com
joseph e. holmes <co6604@aol.com>
mansfield, Ohio, USA - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 10:38:25 (PDT)
Outstanding site very complete and informative.James WilliamsBugei Trading Companywww.bugei.com
James Williams <james@bugei.com>
San Marcos, CA, USA - Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 20:12:23 (PDT)
Great site! Very interested in live steel combat and armor smithing! Thanks for all your help already and in the future! ~ YOU ROCK!
Christopher Hopper <rimshot21@aol.com>
Freeville, New York, USA - Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 19:06:41 (PDT)
Well done site. Very informative. I'm just getting involved in medieval sword. Anyone interested in training in my area contact me.
Dan Langevin <dlangevin@wi.rr.com>
Kenosha/Racine, Wisconsin, USA - Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 08:33:53 (PDT)
Very usefull, thank you so much for alowing us to use your web site.
Hanover Co. Public Schools
Meachanicsville, Virginia, USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 07:49:00 (PDT)
Martial Arts Forum http://pub66.ezboard.com/bmartialarts41366
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, California, USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 22:12:15 (PDT)
I would like you to send be information on the prices of the equipment.
Devin <neil.waugh@sympatico.ca>
Freelton, Ontario, Canada - Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 10:52:52 (PDT)
I am active in the SCA but had training as a youth in Polish Sabre. I teach a class on medieval duelling with bated blades locally. I have problems with individuals who want to basically compete with olympic "touch fencing" in funny clothes and not actual combat.
John A. Czekala <czekalajohn@hotmail.com>
Central Point, Oregon, USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 16:20:13 (PDT)
Very nice site, all my best compliments!
Luigi Traversone <Luigi@flosduellatorum.org>
Chiavari, Genova Liguria, Italy - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 10:01:28 (PDT)
Am very interested in learning medieval swordplay not just for fun, but to start and broaden the AEMMA here in Colorado. I have a brother who participated in the Chaos Wars in idaho which is a simulation type of medieval swordfighting/battling. I want to learn the art and be skilled so any information and anyone located near Boulder Colorado would you please contact me. Thanks!!
Justin R. Stoddard <Stoddardj@hotmail.com>
Boulder, Colorado, USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 22:25:38 (PDT)
Please send me info on your training programs. Thank you
Davin Thorndell <thorndel@gateway.net>
Windham, Maine, USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 17:00:30 (PDT)
Excellent site! I have always been interested in the medieval martial arts. I have been involved with re-enactment groups but I they are not the real thing. I am interested in joining your organization if a chapter is in the San Diego area or the possibility of starting a chapter in the San Diego area. Brothers in Arms, David Holloway AKA: Sir David Holloway
David Holloway <englshknight@home.com>
Santee, California, USA - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 20:18:45 (PDT)
wwe want to join your organization fantastic!
grand master silva <carlossilva2@hotmail.com>
provo, Utah, USA - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 11:31:08 (PST)
Well-crafted site! I've only began to study swordsmanship in the European School of Swordsmanship, Helsinki, and find this international community fascinating.
Joonas Laakso <jl_ml@hotmail.com>
Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 01:31:05 (PST)
I love your website I find it to be very interesting
gary zulopty <??????????????????>
edison, Alaska, South Africa - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 15:17:56 (PST)
interested in this , belong to a sword fighting reenactment group
chris otrin <mysticodie@home.com>
colorado springs, Colorado, USA - Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 20:19:59 (PST)
Always on the lookout for local interest in medieval swordsmanship and a sparing partner!
Thomas Dunkerley <ThomasDunkerley@Earthlink.net>
Seattle, Washington, USA - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 19:29:22 (PST)
I LOVED YOUR WEB SITE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
ROBERTO DE LUCA
PARLEMO, SICILIA, Italy - Friday, March 02, 2001 at 19:29:06 (PST)
Thanks for all the great information!
Brandon <brandon@zeimedia.com>
Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Thursday, March 01, 2001 at 09:49:44 (PST)
Would anyone( Preferably a Lady ) contact me w/ information and/or comments about your interesting organization;>
Christopher Thomas <Spiegs099@aol.com>
Escondido, California, USA - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 22:25:46 (PST)
I've been a lover of the medieval period for years and look forward to the chance to join this upcoming fall, provided I can afford it.
Grant Goodine <pgoodine@interhop.net>
Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada - Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 10:50:59 (PST)
Viele Gr� aus dem Norden Deutschlands! Eine interessante Site, auf die ich gerne einen Link legen werde. Wir sind zu finden unter www.fogelvrei.de und www.zunftrolle.de Best regards, Johannes F.Faget
Johannes F.Faget <faget@fogelvrei.de>
Heidhsen, Niedersachsen, Germany - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 10:12:14 (PST)
Very good website the united states could use something like your organization so rich in tradition that we lack
Jason Elsperman <spacecowboy104@hotmail.com>
Tallahassee, Florida, USA - Friday, February 16, 2001 at 10:08:06 (PST)
I like what i saw on your sight.
Donald Warner <drwarner17404@yahoo.com>
york, Pennsylvania, USA - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 13:15:53 (PST)
Do you know of any persons or groups located in or near central/southern Wisconsin, with whom I might be able to train? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Anthony O. Bondioli <toto@tznet.com>
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 12:13:53 (PST)
Where can I get a copy of Capo Ferro's (1610)"Grand Simulacrum on the Use of the Sword" in English? This would be very helpful for my research.
Henry Walker <henry_the_fox@hotmail.com>
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 07:36:26 (PST)
I've always wanted to learn the Art of Chilvery, unfortunatly do not have the finances to join, seems very expencive. Hopefully one day I will. Keep up the good work.
Shad Rathburn <rathburn1@netzero.net>
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 17:10:56 (PST)
我叫翁意軒! 你們ㄉ站好棒ㄛ~~~~~ ^.^
LEON <w1982428@ms58.hinet.net>
TAIPEI, **, Japan - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 08:50:04 (PST)
Somebody asked for information on English Quarterstaff and stickfighting. Ask them to mail me as I am founder and head trainer in English Combat that has both in the syllabus. I will be happy to answer all questions.
Terry Glover <tgloverbem@btinternet.com>
Nottingham, **, UK - Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 13:18:51 (PST)
Thanks for the work put into this site! The source material is very valuable. Perhaps secondary literature can be made available as well? Hussa Stefan
Stefan Siehoff <siehoff@afnorth.nato.int>
Brunssum, **, Netherlands - Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 01:36:05 (PST)
Brilliant site well laid out and thought out
Richard Andrew <hylander@sstsystems.com>
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada - Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 17:16:39 (PST)
I meet some of you briefly on dec.31 at the ROM,asking if you had alongbow component in your orginazion,if you are thinking about it let me know please,in regarts to your sword training its a dream come true,but will whant to see a class,if you alow me to watch at some point.I am a woodcarver by profession ,been in to.for 12 y.,am from switzerland.
Siggi Buhler <woodspeak@look.ca>
toronto, Ontario, Canada - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 18:59:04 (PST)
Greetings from Malta - the sacred island of Melita! The island renowned for duels in the 17th century. Where an alley, Straight Street, Valletta is renowned for the numerous duels fought by knights to preserve their honour. May we ask you to visit our website; www.imperium-europa.org The Aristocratic Spirit lives on! Keep healthy IMPERIUM
IMPERIUM EUROPA <info@imperium-europa.org>
Valletta MALTA EUROPA, Alabama, Malta - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 12:26:03 (PST)
I study Midieval-Martialarts and thank ELOHIM for recently being promoted to 4th blackbelt!
CaglarJuanSingletary <captbike@hotmail.com>
Elmira, New York, USA - Friday, November 24, 2000 at 11:06:10 (PST)
Hello, I am trying to find a medieval society near me that i could join. i live in Hines creek alberta and just stumbled across this site when looking at www.medievalrepro.com and would greatly aprisiate it if you could e-mail me if you found anything.
Erik <crash_330@hotmail.com>
hines creek, Alberta, Canada - Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 13:15:32 (PST)
This is a wonderful resource. Is the training manuel under the research tab available for sale?
Paul Burns <pburnster@aol.com>
Los Angeles, Ca, California, USA - Monday, November 20, 2000 at 11:16:26 (PST)
Joe has explained me your style, mr Civet
Krazilek the beast <carjon@sympatico.ca>
Quebec, Quebec, Canada - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 11:27:01 (PST)
Just wanted to say congrats on your site, especially the online manuals. Also looking for others in the Las Vegas area to start a traing group, will be using the HACA methodology.
Anthony Indurante <indo@lvcm.com>
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Friday, November 03, 2000 at 09:33:46 (PST)
I like and would like to learn mideival MartialArts.I have achieved blackbelt instructor status in Kenpo.ALLAH is great ALL-IN-ALL(SENDER OF YAHSHUA)or JESUSOFNAZARETH;I love the ladies.
CaglarJuanSingletary <captbike@hotmail.com>
Elmira, New York, USA - Thursday, November 02, 2000 at 10:40:32 (PST)
Hello everyone As I hadn't been checking the guest book often, I only recently came across a few posts where females expressed interest in AEMMA along with questions/concerns about their ability to participate. I've been with AEMMA only a short time, and have been handling swords for only a year or so beyond that. Nevertheless, I am quite confident in saying that there is no reason a woman cannot participate or hold her own in this field. If I may, I'd like to assuage any fears by saying that, as in any physical endeavor, you get out of it as much as you put into it. The more you train and generally immerse yourself in fencing, the better you will be. As well, I truly believe what one may lack in physical strength one can compensate for with agility, speed, experience and mental state (this goes for both males and females). I heard this many times over the past weekend at the WMA Workshops as well. You should also know that the instructors are thorough, attentive and very patient with everyone, regardless of gender or age. Hope this helps...and feel free to email with any further questions you may have. Angie Stathakos (AEMMA)
Angie Stathakos <evangelia@sympatico.ca>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 09:43:43 (PDT)
Very iteresting site. Keep it up. We are interesting in sword fighting especialy Samurai because we teach Ju-Jitsu here in Malta at the Dragon's Den which we own. http://welcome.to/ourdojo Thank you for you work wich is very usefull.
Roderick and Christian Bajada <bushidragon@yahoo.com>
Luqa, EU, Malta - Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 02:40:36 (PDT)
All my life i thought medievals gone, and now it seems that such a good time in history is alive again. I good to know that it's Still alive. Good luck too all who are keep the medieval spirit alive.
Douglas Krisman <vitos@accel.net>
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 12:56:23 (PDT)
Very interesting site but so far away... Could anyone living around Far North Queensland and interested in sword fighting contact me
Johann Montet <bill_deejay@ledanet.com.au>
Port Douglas, QLD, Australia - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 01:24:38 (PDT)
I came to this site through a link from the CKF (Canadian Kendo Federation). AEMMA is both impressive and disappointing. The impressive part is the scholarly effort put into research. Very impressive indeed, and a very good web presentation. However, despite the extremely good research effort, AEMMA is still a disappointment. Reviving moribund European martial arts is a nice idea, but doesn't look like it would work well in practice. From a kendo(kenjutsu) perspective, the technique in the sample photos looks clumsy and the use of steel weapons for competition is ridiculously dangerous. No kendoka in their right mind would consider attempting to replicate ancient training techniques and equipment. Modern kendo is the result of decades of development and refinement, while most European sword techniques were abandoned centuries ago. Instead of trying to revive these techniques, perhaps your efforts would be better directed towards developing a modern martial art based on these techniques, in the same way kendo developed from kenjutsu). Good luck with your efforts though: Rob Wood
Robert Wood <nurglitch@hotmail.com>
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 11:31:20 (PDT)
Please sign myself and one other guest up for your work shop as spectators on saturday OCT 14 thanks.
Kim Bruce Colby <argoint@look.ca>
Markham, Ontario, Canada - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 12:05:04 (PDT)
Excellent site.Seen your article in the Star. I have just finished "Le Morte DArthur" from the University Press and found it very interesting. I would be very interested in hearing from anyone with the same interests.
Robert Eggleton akaUter Galtisant <reggert2001@yahoo.com>
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada - Saturday, October 07, 2000 at 07:36:00 (PDT)
Dave, Great site! Will try to help out in whatever way I can. See you at the workshop.. Ken A
ken aziz <daziz@dilbertgroup.com>
toronto, Ontario, Canada - Thursday, October 05, 2000 at 10:39:52 (PDT)
I'm wondering do you have a sertin age you have to be to learn...beacause I want to join but I'm only 11 and I'm interested. So email me back.Thanks!^_^
Mike <Zenn72@hotmail.com>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Thursday, October 05, 2000 at 05:16:33 (PDT)
is their any way a Girl could learn to fight like a knight?? is it possable??
melissa <lissa124@hotmail.com>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 16:31:47 (PDT)
Just saw you in Toronto Star.I am very interesting in what you are doing.I am 14 years old. Master,can you answer me!
Ann <ajutes@idirect.com>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 12:42:15 (PDT)
Question~!!! Take a look at this! I'm a female. Weighting about 50kg. Height, about 165cm. Muscular type? Not at all.(I only do joggings sometimes) The only thing I got? Interest in Medieval times~ Would you be able to accept me as one of your students, mater?
Narae Youn <oz@lovemail.com>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 07:18:04 (PDT)
I have always felt that my principles and values belonged to another time... which is one reason I took up martial arts. Not only as a way to get into shape but also to associate with people who were of a different mind set. Yet even then, I felt that the eastern philosophy didn't really do it for me. Which was why I was very interested to read the article in the Star. It is good to see that values like honour and chivalry still spark an interst in some.
Greg Gray <gpgray@sgi.com>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 06:29:00 (PDT)
Hi my name is David Marshall and i have recently been studying Talhoffers 1467 fechtbuch. I found your site very interesting! I have a website and i was wondering if anyone out there would like to write an article about medieval martial arts or swords or anything historical if yes e-mail me. Keep up the good work!!
David Marshall <david_marshall_1@hotmail.com>
York, Yorkshire, UK - Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 01:15:34 (PDT)
I have lately developed a tremendous interest in Western swordsmanship and martial arts and would like to know where to go to watch practice sessions or tournaments. I was absolutely gobsmacked to pick up the Star on the subway and read an article on just that.I'm really not interested in silly old Medieval Times, I want to see the real thing. Please let me know at my E-mail address.Thanks a million.
Lilith Muramasa <lilightu@hotmail.com>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Monday, October 02, 2000 at 22:32:31 (PDT)
Saw artical in Toronto Star newspaper. Seems to be very interesting. Have not browsed all yet but will try.
Jim Johnstone <jimmarg@niagara.com>
St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada - Monday, October 02, 2000 at 08:38:43 (PDT)
Hello I just wanted to say - Nice Site! It was recommended to me by one of our Staff members. I really enjoyed browsing it and I have already bookmarked it so I can come back to visit later. What are your requirements for a link exchange? Our site is Sakura Martial Arts Supplies at: http://www.sakura-0.com You can add your site to our Warrior Links Resource automatically. Just click on the Warrior Links link from the main page. I will make sure your site gets validated after you submit it. We have some modest graphics you can use if you do that kind of thing. They are on this page: http://www.sakura-0.com/linktosakura.html I hope we can help each other. Let us know if you decide to add our link. I will visit your site again and hope to hear back from you soon. Sincerely, Gabrielle Sakura Martial Arts Supplies http://www.sakura-0.com
Gabrielle <gabrielle@sakura-0.com>
Rochester, Michigan, USA - Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 00:24:19 (PDT)
I have been collecting swords for some time now and I just wanted to know if I made a mistake in buying a english long sword(not sure weather it's a remake or not but Im sure it is) at a flea market for 25$. I have been involed in many things like swords and other medevil history and crafts such as coat of arms. Please answer back
Robert Judd <Diaton@Rtc.com>
Ringgold, Georgia, USA - Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 17:47:47 (PDT)
Looks really cool. I've always wondered if anyone offered something like this that wasn't really a part of SCA or something like that. It looks like you study the art as a serious study. I'm definitely going to check out a class. Great website.
Sandeep Gantotti <sandeepgant@hotmail.com>
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 07:30:49 (PDT)
I have great interest in this topic and would like to be included in any mailing lists or newsletters you may use. I do wish train w/ the style of weapons used in Medieval Europe but I cannot afford to do so at this point from a time or money standpoint. For now, I just like read up on the subject and collect small pieces of weaponry wherever I can them up affordably.
Jeff Piascik <Piackage@twcny.rr.com>
Weedsport, New York, USA - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 14:45:27 (PDT)
Outstanding website. Can you make me one too? Please.
Ingrid Merpaw <ingrid.merpaw@honeywell.com>
oakville, Ontario, Canada - Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 10:14:02 (PDT)
Very impressive web site David, But can you dive beyond 130 feet. Cheers Richard Adams Diver
Richard Adams <deepseadiver@excite.com>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 17:19:05 (PDT)
Dear Webmaster--I'm a martial artist who'd like to build or buy a fighting staff made of traditional European wood, spe- cifically English holly. Do you know any crafts people or sites who can help me out in this? Thanks for your help.
Patrick <mishkabulgakov@hotmail.com>
Richland, Washington, USA - Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 08:59:05 (PDT)
At last a place were I can find peaple who can understand my feeling of being born out of time & place. May Your Blade Be Always at Hand and Sharp.
Deathsprite Soulbringer <soulbringer@michaelsmail.com>
oakley, California, USA - Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 16:24:49 (PDT)
Hi all...i have been fond of the art of boffer combat since the days i laid eyes upon 30 adult men charge into each other and go at it with padded swords, pole arms, shields, and various other weapons. I first saw it at an Arcon in Kansis City and when i come to MO for a few weeks each year, i fight in their group...the the big problem is i live in RI and i have been unable to find anyone in my area who also does the boffer combat. I make my own weapons, and most people in my neighborhood get into it (when i have the weapons available) But i want to meet a real group...If you are out there and you read this, then please e-mail me (Puck02911@yahoo.com) or anyone who has any info please e-mail me so that i may fight the good fight!
Kyle McCurdy <puck02911@yahoo.com>
North Providence, Rhode Island, USA - Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 21:43:19 (PDT)
This site is outstanding. It is full of useful information.
Thomas A. Beckett <silverdragon1@prodigy.net>
greenville, New Hampshire, USA - Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 18:24:27 (PDT)
Hi Fellow warriors, It is great to see others out there are interested in Western [Medieval] Martial arts and are involved in weapons sparring. Come out and play and participate in weapons sparring at the Western Canadian Martial Arts Challenge, Sept 30th, 2000. We will be there defending our Tiger Balm International Titles.
Alex F. Mahler, CD <WChallengeInternational@telus.net>
Delta, British Columbia, Canada - Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 17:47:59 (PDT)
We would like to invite you to visit our 4th Championship on Historical Fencing which will take place in Moscow, Russia on the 9th and 10th of September 2000. Please, e-mail me for details if you are interested.
Tania Grigorieva <stuntman@4unet.ru>
Moscow, Alabama, Russia - Monday, August 14, 2000 at 02:23:41 (PDT)
I'm always lurking the HACA sight. Went to SSI 2000 and had a great deal of fun and one big hangover.
George Turner <GTurner6PPC@yahoo.com>
Lexington, Kentucky, USA - Monday, August 07, 2000 at 14:59:27 (PDT)
Great site, impressed by amount of research being accomplished by all involved.
David Cox <coxd_osu@ionet.net>
Mulhall, Oklahoma, USA - Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 18:50:06 (PDT)
I have 2 photos of some people I believe to have been involved with the Knight of the Azure Cross at some point in an event. I downloaded these pictures a long time ago and lost the URL whence they came. I desperately want to find out who they are and how I can find out more about events they will show up at. If anyone thinks they have any information please let me know where I can find the website again!
Claire Baker <suljek.von_koetletz@ntlworld.com>
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England - Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 05:03:39 (PDT)
Nazdar. Z���mne vše o historii zvl�#353;tě 15.stol.Tak�mne zaj�aj�techniky a školy na t�a arabsk�šavle.
Petr Škareck <artus.ol@email.cz>
Olomouc, Morava, Czech Republic - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 13:52:54 (PDT)
Basically nice site. Sorry for my awfull english. Many greetings from Germany. If someone lives in the near of Herne and wont to train swordfight, please contact me. So denn, gehabt euch wohl, Markus-Friedrich Freiherr von Hagen (Markus-Friedrich Hagen)
Markus Hagen <markus.hagen@planet-interkom.de>
44625 Herne, Herne, NRW, Germany - Thursday, July 06, 2000 at 01:06:55 (PDT)
Very interesting site !!! a question : what is the best way of training ?
NINITTE David <david.ninitte@bouygtel.com>
Prix-les-Mezieres, Ardennes, France - Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 06:12:29 (PDT)
Einladung zu einem neuen deutschen Kampfkunstforum. Invetation to a new german Martial Arts Forum. We have an international meeting place too,and it would be great to see you there.Everything still is under heavy construction but the boards are ready...You`ll find it!

Artur2000 <das.kampfkunst-forum@martialmail.com>
Zurich, **, Switzerland - Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 03:45:31 (PDT)
Novice actively training w/long sword(steel blunt) and sword &shield(waster).Solo training only as I live in the middle of the Florida Keys.Anyone in Miami area or the Keys interested in training or starting a group dedicated to western martial arts please email me!To all brothers & sisters of the sword(reality based only) I say train hard -fight smart- never give up!
Gregory Beck <gregorybec@webtv.net>
Marathon, Florida, USA - Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 16:47:04 (PDT)
Greetings from a slavian warrior nice site many good resources. like to mail with other reenactors from the early medivals???!!! So gehabet Euch wohl. Drago von Berghe
Uwe Ebeling <Drago-von-Berghe@gmx.de>
Offenbach, Hessen, Germany - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 02:33:31 (PDT)
You have an interesting organization.
Andrew P. Street <Clovis2000@home.com>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Monday, May 22, 2000 at 18:43:04 (PDT)
Keep up the EUROPEAN HERITAGE, AEMMA good work.
Charles Mangion <blessing@nextgen.net.mt>
MALTA, **, MALTA/EUROPE - Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 15:11:56 (PDT)
Having read some of your brief training programm course, Ihave noticed an extraordinary expertise unlike most other European Martial art schools.I am a live SWORD COLLECTOR,but I also train a little now and then,by myself, when I find the time. I love the LONGSORD BEST and in fact I do own the BRAVEHEART SWORD by DelTin. I am also facinated by the Medieval Era and thus love anything medieval.Well I would like to encourage you in your fine work in resurecting the old neglected European sword fighting arts.If we neglect such things then we shall not be able to call ourselves europeans any more.
Mr.Charles Mangion <LESSING@NEXTGEN.NET.MT>
MOSTA, **, ** - Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 14:59:48 (PDT)
I'm part of a new medieval combat school on the Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia. People interested can email me via glen.macdonald@usa.net , with the word "medieval" in the subject.
Glen MacDonald <glen.macdonald@usa.net>
Nambour, Queensland, Australia - Sunday, May 14, 2000 at 22:22:43 (PDT)
I just found this site, and it is excellent. I was wondering if you have any information on people I might be able to contact who live in the Las Vegas/Henderson, NV area. Also, are your training manuals for sale? I haven't seen pricing information on them. Thank you.
Kyle Shriver <valor@lvcablemodem.com>
Henderson, Nevada, USA - Friday, May 12, 2000 at 20:19:06 (PDT)
Very interesting site. Keep going!
Andrzej Koeller <angh@kki.net.pl>
Lesna, **, Poland - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 01:01:28 (PDT)
Where could I find some free basic sparring techniques w/illustrations? email me if you could find some!!!
Jeff Kyser <Jeffsk@yahoo.com>
Portland, Oregon, USA - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 13:19:42 (PDT)
Are you making armor (chain mail) as well if you are please contact me at the e-mail address above.
Michael <Marines97@aol.com>
Pensacola, Florida, USA - Tuesday, May 02, 2000 at 06:05:43 (PDT)
Hi! It is allways nice to see people seriously working on historical fencing. Site is really great! Wow, people! We probably will never meet each other but we can contact anyway can't we? Special greetings to David and other A.E.M.M.A members.
Andrey (Order of the Knights of Camelot) <shipovnik@ukrpost.net>
Kiev, **, Ukraine - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 23:28:01 (PDT)
hi! i stumbled on to this site in need of a subject for my english paper...and now i think i'll join! Thanx!
candice christiansen <takemyname@angelifire.com>
coventry, Rhode Island, USA - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 15:28:20 (PDT)
Anyone in the PITTSBURGH, PA area who wishes to join me for training, just email me.
Michael J Folino <nigeltufnel@mailcity.com>
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at 12:14:48 (PDT)
A very interesting and informative web site with a very worthy objective. In my younger days I practiced the foil and quarterstaf, but switched to judo and other oriental martial arts.http://members.xoom.com/atansley/atansley/
Arthur A. Tansley <atansley@hpo.net>
Tokyo, **, Japan - Friday, April 14, 2000 at 00:19:45 (PDT)
I really injoy your site. Im doing a report on rennicance weponery and need some help.
merlin <grunt@mallsareus.com >
idllwild, California, USA - Saturday, April 08, 2000 at 20:54:14 (PDT)
i think your site is interesting and i have always liked anything to do with knights,martial arts, and the middle ages. if you could give me some info on were i could learn more i would apreciate it
nathan settles <monkman@yahoo.com>
roanoke, Virginia, USA - Wednesday, April 05, 2000 at 15:24:57 (PDT)
Glad to see more people trying to re-inroduce OCCIDNETAL FIGHTING ARTS. Check out http://www.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb149884Je peux parler francais, s'il vous plait. Ce ne sera pas de probleme. Puedo hablar Espanol. Si uds. quierran platicar conmigo no habra problema. Es parte de mi rama--entonces, tengo el tiempo para ensenar aspectos diferentes de mi arte.J'ai les temps pour enseigner les autres. J'espere faire ca.
Christophe Clugston <fourgun@writeme.com>
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 13:17:37 (PST)
Brian et al, Finally got to check out your site. Really nice. There appears to be a critical mass of interest in medieval sword play that is growing due to yours and others efforts. Keep up the good work. I have pencilled myself in for the October Workshop - should be great. Hopefully I will see you around soon. I want to tell you about meeting Keith Ducklin from the Royal Armouries at his demo in the U.S.. Cheers.
Andrew Lowry <andrew.lowry@fmglobal.com>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 10:15:29 (PST)
JUST BEGINNING TO GET INTERESTED IN THE EUROPEAN FENCING, ANY SUGGESTIONS TO HELP ME LEARN MORE? ANY INFORMATION WILL BE APPRECIATED!
BRIDGET & MIKEY <REPTILES@aol.com>
SANTA BARBARA, California, USA - Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 23:13:26 (PST)
Please contact me if you require information on Cornish Wrestling, an ancient Celtic style of one on one combat
Colin Roberts <c&wroberts@webdownunder.com.au>
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Tuesday, March 07, 2000 at 03:33:02 (PST)
Hi like the site and the forums. Looks like I will be lurking around here and learning.
Roger M <jasperrdm@hotmail.com>
montgomery, Alabama, USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 10:38:49 (PST)
Hi am a martial art student from sweden.To all martial artist around the worldkeep up the good work
Jimmy Wennberg <ninjitsu82@hotmail.com>
staffanstorp, skane, Sweden - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 04:52:55 (PST)
NICE WEB SITE I LIKE TO CONTACKTS PIPOLS TO LIKE ESPADA Y DAGA FIGHTING METOD ESPANIOL - ITALIANO - PHILIPPINO - GERMAN - FRANCE
ALEX FANTINI <combatescrimaitalia>
COMACCHIO, **, Italy - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 10:28:27 (PST)
excellent site. Great to see canadians interested in this stuff.
skip
kingston, Ontario, Canada - Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 21:05:21 (PST)
Great Site! If any one has any info they would like to share on the Knights Templar please drop us a line. Also if any one out there has interesting info on weapons & fighting styles please email us, we would be most grateful. If you feel you need our help, again drop us a line, if we can assist you we will.
Collegiate of Knights Templar. <knighttemplar@templarknights.co.uk>
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, UK - Saturday, February 19, 2000 at 16:16:43 (PST)
am interested in sources where I can buy medieval books/manuals - like the 1459 talhoffer.
michael ruppert <renott@aol.com>
dayton, Ohio, USA - Friday, February 11, 2000 at 15:52:43 (PST)
Excellent site, brilliant links
Morgan <maja2@medschl.cam.ac.uk>
Cambridge, **, Australia - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 08:47:14 (PST)
is there any thing lkie this in england? because I want to try it out? please e-mail me if any one knows any thing here cheers stephen nice website keep up the good work
Stephen <stephen@nutter0.demon.co.uk>
west midlands, soilhull, England - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 16:56:38 (PST)
Hey U.D.! Great site.
Sabrina <sabrina_groves@yahoo.com>
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada - Sunday, January 30, 2000 at 11:44:40 (PST)
Very Very Impressed. How splendid to see that there is so much being done to facilitate the revival of this most wonderful Art. Keep Going! Nic Harrison, 'Highland Freebooters', Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Nic Harrison <nic.h@ukonline.co.uk>
Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye, Scotland - Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at 16:48:00 (PST)
Just doing a bit of research before my first visit to the AEMMA training grounds...I'm really excited about getting into your organisation!!
Chris Dunstan <lestat845@hotmail.com>
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 23:11:16 (PST)
Just realised that I have never ever signed the guest book and though that it was a bout time that I did - what a truly glorious sight is this site - you must be very proud David. Look forward to seeing you in October - it might be fun :)
Rob Lovett <rob_lovett@hotmail.com>
Dagenham, Essex, UK - Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 10:37:52 (PST)
Wonderful website here!! I want to start affiliations in and near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. If interested etc.. please contact me.
Christopher P. Rogers <c.p.rogers@worldnet.att.net>
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at 18:42:20 (PST)
Hi David, I dropped in and left a note, following our recent correspondence. The AEMMA has a great site and I will be definitely continue to be a regular visitor.Best Regards, Dirk
Dirk Besdziek <dirkb@ffc.co.za>
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa - Wednesday, January 05, 2000 at 08:12:48 (PST)
Surfing to see if I can find details of English hand to hand fighting technique
Laurie Hartley <laurie_hartley@hotmail.com>
Melbourne, Yukon, Australia - Sunday, January 02, 2000 at 03:51:38 (PST)
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