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SabreSlash 2021

02/10/2021 - 03/10/2021

SabreSlash 2021, Prague, Czech Republic

Sat Oct 2nd 10:00am – Sun 3rd 5:00pm
Náměstí Svobody, 930/3, 160 00 Prague 6 Bubeneč, Czech Republic

SabreSlash 2021 is an annual event established with the aim of promoting the art of sabre fencing in its various historical forms. It is open to all historical sabre fencing stylists of all levels and will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, October 2 – 3 2021.

The organizers, Barbasetti Military Sabre (since 1895) and Ars Dimicatoria Prague, are proud to announce that this year we will host a dear guest from overseas, Mr. Jim Emmons from Sala delle Tre Spade in Oregon, USA, who will lead a workshop “Radaellian molinelli, as exercise, in offence, and in defence”.

Mr. Emmons, a trained historian and a fencer with over 30 years of experience, studied fencing with several maestri, namely with Maestro Al Couturier and Maitre Delmar Calvert, and specializes in the Italian sabre fencing tradition.

Our friends from Poland, Mr. Dariusz Ostaszewski (a disciple of Maestro Wojciech Zabłocki) and Mr. Jaroslaw Kubacki from Kompania Czarnej Szabli (Black Sabre Company), Warsaw, Poland, will present fighting with sabres in 17th century armour.

And our brother in arms from Prague, Mr. Jakub Zeman, will be in charge of the test cutting workshop.

SabreSlash 2021 program:

– Tribute to SabreSlash patron Maestro Wojciech Zabłocki.

– “Radaellian molinelli, as exercise, in offence, and in defence”, workshop led by Mr. Jim Emmons, from Sala delle Tre Spade, Oregon, USA.

– “Barbasetti Second Intention Attacks”, workshop led by Mr. Michael Kňažko from Barbasetti Military Sabre (since 1895), Prague, Czech Republic.

– “Fighting with sabres in armour”, workshop led by Mr. Dariusz Ostaszewski (a student of Maestro Wojciech Zabłocki) and Mr. Jaroslaw Kubacki from Kompania Czarnej Szabli (Black Sabre Company), Warsaw, Poland. This workshop will be combined with the test cutting workshop.

– “SabreSlashing with sharps”, test-cutting workshop led by Mr. Jakub Zeman from Hakuzan Dojo, Prague, Czech Republic. This workshop will be combined with fighting in armour.

– “SabreSlash Moustache Challenge”. All gentlemen are encouraged to attend the event wearing a fully grown Barbasetti/Masiello style moustache. The wearer of the most classical moustache will be awarded a special prize.

– „ Zabłocki Sabre 2021“. The biggest Barbasetti sabre fencing tournament since the legendary 1895 Prague military fencing tournament organized by k.u.k lieutenant Dominik Riegel. The winner of the tournament will receive a brand new Swordsmithy practice sabre.

Detailed SabreSlash 2021 program:

Saturday October 2 2021
Place: Náměstí Svobody, 930/3, 160 00 Prague 6 Bubeneč
10:00 – 10:15 opening ceremony and tribute to SabreSlash patron Maestro Wojciech Zabłocki.

10:15 – 13:00 “Radaellian molinelli, as exercise, in offence, and in defence”, workshop led by Mr. Jim Emmons, from Sala delle Tre Spade, Oregon, USA.

13:00 – 14:00 lunchbreak

14:00 – 15:30 “Barbasetti Second Intention Attacks”, workshop led by Mr. Michael Kňažko from Barbasetti Military Sabre (since 1895), Prague, Czech Republic.

15:30 – 16:30 – “Fighting with sabres in armour”, workshop led by Mr. Dariusz Ostaszewski (a student of Maestro Wojciech Zabłocki) and Mr. Jaroslaw Kubacki from Kompania Czarnej Szabli (Black Sabre Company), Warsaw, Poland. This workshop will be combined with test cutting workshop.

16:30 – 18:00 “SabreSlashing with sharps”, test-cutting workshop led by Mr. Jakub Zeman from Hakuzan Dojo, Prague, Czech Republic. This workshop will be combined with fighting in armour.

20:00 – 24:00 „Sabres and Beer“, a good chat about sabres over good food and beer in the pub “U Topolů” 😊

Sunday October 3 2021
Place: Náměstí Svobody, 930/3, 160 00 Prague 6 Bubeneč
9:45 – 13:00 „ Zabłocki Sabre 2021“ tournament – registration, opening ceremony, pools

13:00 – 14:00 lunchbreak

14:00 – 17:00 „ Zabłocki Sabre 2021 “ tournament – eliminations, finals, closing ceremony

Workshops and tournament requirements:
-complete protective sabre fencing gear (mask, jacket, gloves, protectors), sabre
-sabres for „ Zabłocki Sabre 2021 “ tournament will be provided by the organizers

Instructors:

Mr. Jim Emmons, Sala delle Tre Spade, Oregon, USA

Mr. Michael Kňažko, Barbasetti Military Sabre (since 1895), Prague, Czech Republic

Mr. Dariusz Ostaszewski and Mr. Jaroslaw Kubacki, Kompania Czarnej Szabli (Black Sabre Company), Warsaw, Poland

Mr. Jakub Zeman, Hakuzan Dojo, Prague, Czech Republic

Host:
Barbasetti Military Sabre (since 1895), Prague, Czech Republic
The School of Historical Fencing Ars Dimicatoria, Prague, Czech Republic

Place:
Main gym of the Primary School Emy Destinnové, náměstí Svobody 930/3, 160 00 Prague 6 Bubeneč 160 00, Czech Republic

Price: EUR 100

Official T-shirt: EUR 18

To reserve you place contact Mr. Michael Knazko
via e-mail: a.dimicatoria@nullgmail.com…

Please note: The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event program. The organizers also reserve the right to cancel the event wholly should unforeseen circumstances or/and risks to public health arise.

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Primary School Emy Destinnové
Náměstí Svobody, 930/3
Prague, Bubeneč, Czech Republic
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