Victor Markland has been a student of WMA’s for over ten years, most of that time under the seductive spell of the smallsword. He has presented educational and interpretative programs in the United States, Canada and the UK. At home in Maryland he is an instructor with the Mid-Atlantic Society for Historic Swordsmanship (MASHS). Founder of Mid-Atlantic Manly Arts (MAMA), he is proud of having organized an annual Manly Arts Day (MAD) at Hampton National Historic Site for nine consecutive years. MAD was the only program devoted exclusively to martial arts in the entire U.S. National Park Service. He Is the founder, sponsor and organizer of The Americam Smallsword Symposium now in its fourth year. He is most proud of his contribution to smallsword in the form of graphics work on Phil Crawley's translations of St. Martin's The Art of Fencing Reduced to True Principles, and his forthcoming Traité de l'art des armes by La Boëssière He is greatly relieved that years of his youth spent studying philosophy and Ballet were not wasted and have finally found a constructive use.
Students will require:
Smallsword, epee, or foil ( French or Italian grip)
Pair of Fencing Gloves
Knickers or pants.
Non-marking Athletic shoes
Gender specific protection for men and women strongly encouraged.
A very limited number of spare weapons and kit will be available
NO PISTOL GRIPS
NO BARE SKIN