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Midwest Highland Intensive.3

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - Tuesday, January 28, 2020
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Various locations, each workshop is different, check the ticket information.
Nevada, IA 50201, USA

The "Midwest Highland Intensive" is a unique and exciting historical combat/swordsmanship workshop, including instruction by Maestro Paul Macdonald of Macdonald Armouries and the Macdonald Academy of Arms in Edinburgh, Scotland. This multi-day event brings an acknowledged expert and instructor in European Martial Arts to our doorstep. 

NEW: Spectators are welcome for all workshops, for a small fee (which covers any additional rental/insurance obligations for the number of folks in the space). Pre-purchase of Spectator tickets is preferred, but allowed at the gate. We reserve the right to limit spectators based on available space. NO RECORDING OF ANY SORT ALLOWED WITHOUT EXPRESS CONSENT OF THE MAESTRO &/or EVENT ORGANIZER(S).

Thursday 23 JAN

Private workshop


Friday 24 JAN - Eastview Community Center, Des Moines IA

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Self Defense "WWII Commando Style" / Unarmed / FS Knife* Practical


Saturday 25 JAN - Christy Hall, Nevada IA (just east of Ames off Hwy 30)

9:00am - 2:00pm

Broadsword / Backsword /Targe (limit 14)

To be placed on a wait-list for this workshop, 'purchase' the ticket named "WAITLIST 25JAN". You will be contacted if a spot becomes available, in the order your 'ticket' was purchased.


Sunday 26 JAN - Christy Hall, Nevada IA (just east of Ames off Hwy 30)

10:00am - 6:00pm (^Free Play / Coaching session 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Broadsword / Backsword / Dirk & Targe / FS Knife* Practical (limit 14)

To be placed on a wait-list for this workshop, 'purchase' the ticket named "WAITLIST 26JAN". You will be contacted if a spot becomes available, in the order your 'ticket' was purchased.


Monday 27 JAN - Christy Hall, Nevada IA (just east of Ames off Hwy 30)

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Self Defense "WWII Commando Style" / Unarmed / FS Knife* Practical


Tuesday 28JAN - Christy Hall, Nevada IA (just east of Ames off Hwy 30)

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Highland Martial Culture Presentation/Lecture


** Walk-ins may be accepted at workshops, based on availability.


FS Knife (Fairbairn - Sykes Fighting Knife)

http://www.macdonaldarms.com/armoury/FairbairnSykes.php

NEW ARTICLE (below) REGARDING FS KNIVE CURRENT USE! 7DEC2019

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/soldier-stabbed-isis-terrorist-death-21046344?fbclid=IwAR0K9lROHzLK6_cI79nhNiWtFR0PjvETQAFwqIHOmZAhe7uMwtjm532zO5Q


If you already own practice weapons (wood, composite, etc.) or stage-combat ready weapons (composite, steel, etc.), they are allowed, but must pass inspection to be used during any part of the workshops.

Apparel Requirements: sleeved shirts, full-toed footwear, and any additional personal safety gear. Fitted gloves are recommended. Other than that, dress for your individual comfort.

^ Anyone interested in Free Play/Sparring must be equipped with the above-mentioned as well as the following Safety Gear. Any exceptions must be approved by the Maestro.

Vambrace, Elbow Protection, Fencing Jacket, Mask, Knee Protection, Plastron/Chest Protection


For those in need of lodging, a block of rooms has been secured for Friday and Saturday evening at the Radisson Ames Conference Center until 3JAN for $102.00 (+tax) per night, under the event name "Burns Dinner". Call 515.268.8808. If needed, I will secure additional rooms.


EXCLUSIVE OFFER

For any attendee of the Midwest Highland Intensive interested in attending the 4th Annual Ames Burns' Dinner taking place on 25JAN from 6:00pm - 11:00pm contact April Roy to get further information!

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