We are delighted to share with you a report from a recent event hosted at one of our favourite partner schools, Harris City Academy Crystal Palace.
“2 Days of the Blade” was a two day Martial Arts seminar ran by The London Longsword Academy, hosted at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace. The event organiser David Rawlings, of the London Longsword Academy, was kind enough to share with us some stories and information about this exciting event.
David’s unique job, instructing and teaching on the myriad weapons systems of medieval and Renaissance Europe, enables him to organise large gatherings of like-minded passionate people looking to learn more about the subject:
As a result of this great job I get to meet other great folks in the same profession and drag them from all over the world to Crystal Palace where, (with the help of Adam and the Schools Plus crew) we host one of the best educational martial arts seminars in the world “2 Days of the Blade”
The popularity of the seminar meant the staff at Crystal Palace decided to host the event in both the Sports Hall and the Gymnasium. David talked to us about what his vision of the ‘2 days of the Blade’ event was trying to achieve:
The aim of the event is always to provide the very highest level of tuition, without the distraction of the HEMA competition scene (another side to our martial science) and choose the instructors for their academic as well as their martial skills.”
The “2 Days of Blade” event was a pleasure for Schools Plus to organise, with David confirming the positive relationship between The London Longsword Academy and the Schools Plus team at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace:
Since I moved the event to London, every 2 Days of the Blade has been held in the same venue at Harris City Academy. And there are two simple reasons we always come back to the venue, firstly of course the venue suits our needs, but mostly the flexible, professional and always helpful attitude of Adam and his crew means that we know that communication and mutual respect will solve any problems that may crop up at short notice.
It’s always a pleasure to work with Adam and his crew, and I look forward to the event growing and working with them more.”
We hope you enjoyed hearing about this recent event hosted by Schools Plus. If you wanted to find out anything further about the London Longsword Academy, please either contact David himself or visit their website or facebook:
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