Author Archives: @Dm1n

I would ask our readers to bear with us. I know I promised a new essay soon, but we have experienced two disasters to our lives, one of which could have killed us both. Without going into greater detail, I … Continue reading

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UPCOMING!

The sword exercise of the British Cavalry, based on original sources, and including original pictures from primary instructional manuals from 1796. This will be a two-apart essay due to the large and diverse amount of information.

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THE CLAYMORE

   Recently, I was wearing the plaid in a two-part episode of “Once Upon a Time,” (which is all the information I’m able to divulge since I don’t have any particular desire to be sued by Disney) and thought, this … Continue reading

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INFO FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Hello, everyone. Just a quick note to let you know that workshops are currently being planned for between mid-summer and fall. These include an unarmed combat and Art of Choreography workshop currently being developed for the Film Factory in Kelowna, … Continue reading

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MAIR and the Art of GRAIN SICKLE FIGHTING

Well, you must admit that this is unusual. People have often asked me what my favourite weapon is and my response has always been “Whatever I have in my hand when I’m attacked.” It’s axiomatic that you don’t always get … Continue reading

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DER VEIR LEGER – THE FOUR GUARDS OF GERMAN LONGSWORD

  ALTERNATE VOM TAG AS DESCRIBED BY RINGECK VOM TAG – FROM ABOVE PFULG – THE PLOW OCHS – THE PLOW ALBER – THE FOOL In this treatise, we will examine the VIER LEGER – the Four Guards of German … Continue reading

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Recent and Upcoming Events.

Just a note on recent past and upcoming events involving The Ring of Steel.  We appeared as guest speakers and demonstrators at the 2nd Vancouver WebFest where Joanne and I presented a furious rapier and dagger duel in full costume. … Continue reading

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And now, on the theatrical side…

Myself as Ritter Hans Kirschner in the soon-to-be completed “HIGHLANDER: DARK PLACES,” smoking a Turk. My role was shot entirely on green screen, which, with the proper compositing and CGI team, saves us from the time and expense of location … Continue reading

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COMING SOON!

In the near future, stay tuned for an article and pictorials of the Vier Leger (four guards) of the classic German school of Longsword, and an interesting piece on the techniques of Grain Sickle fighting – yes, SICKLE FIGHTING – … Continue reading

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