Midwest Highland Intensive.2

Elk's Lodge, Ames Iowa

Sat January 26th 2019 10:00 am – Sun January 27th 2019 6:00 pm (CST)

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*** Broadsword & Longsword classes are full. Please message the event coordinator to be placed on a waiting list.

Join us again for a unique and exciting historical combat and swordsmanship workshop, the "Midwest Highland Intensive" featuring instruction from Maestro Paul Macdonald, owner of Macdonald Armouries in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Maestro is involved in many workshops throughout the world, including CombatCon (held in Las Vegas in August each year), the Paddy Crean Workshop (held every 2 years in Canada), as well as directed Tournaments of different types (most recent being the National Single Stick Tournament at the Wisconsin Highland Games in September). Offered once again in the heart of the Midwest, this two-day event brings an acknowledged Western Martial Arts expert and instructor, as well as a no-comparison storyteller of Scottish lore and history to our doorstep.

Previous attendees of the Midwest Highland Intensive are offered a discount to attend - please contact the event organizer to get your CODE!

Class Schedule/Detail (when purchasing your tickets, make sure to list the class(es) you wish to attend):

Saturday, 26 January 2019

10:00-13:30: Broadsword / Backsword (class limited to 20 students, with a wait-list if applicable)

14:00-18:00: Longsword (class limited to 20 students, with a wait-list if applicable)

19:00 - ? Ceilidh Gathering (no singing/dancing) @ The Mucky Duck Pub (for workshop attendees)

Sunday, 27 January 2019

10:00-12:30: Sword / Dirk & Targe

13:00-15:30: Dirk & Unarmed

16:00-18:00: FS Fighting Knives Practical

Students attending the workshop are required to wear sleeved shirts, full-toed footwear for safety, and are welcome to bring any additional personal safety gear. That being said, dress for your individual comfort - you will be on your feet for most of the day. A small offering of refreshments will be available, but students are encouraged to prepare for their individual needs. Breaks are scheduled throughout each day of classes.

**Attendees are ENCOURAGED to bring their own practice/blunted weapons, although the Maestro has final say if said weapons are eligible for use during the workshop. Please come a bit early for your class if you are bringing weapons. Some practice weapons will be provided but due to the increased diversity of classes offered, we cannot guarantee numbers. **

Walk-ins will be welcome, provided there are available spots in class.

No video will be allowed during classes, aside from anyone designated by the event organizer to do so.

Partnered with the Radisson Conference Center in Ames for a block of rooms at a reduced rate. Copy and paste the following link to make your reservations, or call the hotel direct and mention "Burns Dinner" to receive the discounted rate.



For any attendee of the Midwest Highland Intensive interested in attending the 3rd Annual Ames Burns Dinner taking place on 25 JAN from 5:30pm - 10:30pm, a discount on tickets is available. Contact April Roy to get further information!


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Elk's Lodge, Ames Iowa

522 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010, USA

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