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Escrima to Sword and Shield

Now that instructors Janeal and Nicholas have developed a foundational understanding of Stockton Multi Style Escrima we worked on modifications. There are a lot of resources for Longsword with well developed curriculums and teaching methods. There isn’t nearly as much resources for learning and mastering sword and shield. Escrima has a unique history. It is a living fighting style that evolved from medieval sword fighting. We are taking the modern style and reverse engineering it to find new and better ways to fight with a sword and shield. Our goal was to address two issues. The first, what do these techniques look like when a right handed fighter faces a left handed fighter. This problem occurs often in medieval sword fighting communities. The second, how will these techniques work with longer sword and shield. We just worked on the first two techniques, out of the 115 Stockton has, for angle 1 in this video. Martial arts is always evolving. We learn from a wide variety of sources and instructors. That variety is what makes martial arts so special.

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Private Lesson Sale!

Private lessons in with instructors who have 30 years of experience specializing in Self Defense, Filipino Martial Arts, Escrima, medieval martial arts, sword play, and much more! Sign up to receive your discount codes! Save up to $160 depending on your purchase.

We have 3 World Champion instructors to choose from when you sign up for private lessons.  All 3 instructors are offering the following private lesson discounts, but you have to sign up to receive the discount codes!

Buy one Get one Free – With the purchase of your first hour you will receive the second hour free! If you are interested in this offer, add one private lesson to your cart and type in the discount code you receive after signing up for your coupon.

5 Lesson Package – With the purchase of 5 lessons you will receive a 6th lesson free and save $5 per class.  That is a $85 savings!  If you are interested in this offer, add five private lesson to your cart and type in the discount code you receive after signing up for your coupon.

10 Lesson Package – With the purchase of 10 lessons you will receive an 11th lesson free and save $10 per lesson.  That is a $160 savings!  If you are interested in this offer, add ten private lesson to your cart and type in the discount code you receive after signing up for your coupon.

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Nelson Pinto

Instructor Nelson Pinto is offering private lessons in Self Defense, Filipino Martial Arts, Escrima, and much more!

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Janeal Ironside 2

Instructor Janeal Ironside is offering private lessons in Longsword, polearm, medieval martial arts, and much more!

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3Nicholas Ironside

Instructor Nicholas Ironside is offering private lessons in sword and shield, single sword, medieval martial arts, and much more!

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If you would like to try our regular classes we are also offering a sale on our punch cards.  It is a great way to try a variety of our classes before you decide on committing to a full membership.

Friday Drill 3/1 – March of the Drill

The three pillars of the Iron-warrior system is Fitness, skill work, and nutrition. For the month of February we focused on fitness. This month we are going to focus on skill work – March of the Drills. If you like these drills or have any questions we would love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment!

1 Through 6 Pell Drill

This drill can be used with both longsword or sword and shield. The number combinations for this drill are:

1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6

2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6

3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6

4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6

5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6

6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6

Keep practicing! Check in Monday – Friday for the rest of the month for more great drills and training tips.

Open Gym is going to be EPIC!

We are hosting a special seminar this weekend and have guests coming from all around the world! Open gym is a great way to meet everyone and have fun the night before our big seminar.

Come join us for some sparring we have foam weapons and armor, some tartan gear, all the way up to full steel. Bring what you have and borrow the rest. This is a great way to meet everyone and hang out.

We will have t-shirts, hoodies, sweat pants, and more for sell at the gym if you would like to get some Ironside gear.

This is a great way to stay warm during our classes.

6:00pm-9:00pm

Ironside Medieval Combat

1845 N Circle Dr.

Colorado Springs CO 80909

If everyone is feeling up to it we can always grab food and beverages after sparring.

The Triumphant Return

Matt and Shoshana, two Ironside fighters, made a great showing of their fighting skills at the Western Conference this weekend.  Shoshana is competing for her second year, and took the field with hard won confidence gained from grueling training and work.  This is Matt’s rookie year and he went out on a conquest to prove himself taking down far more experienced fighters.  We couldn’t be more proud of these fighters amazing determination and dedication to a very hard hitting sport.

Shoshana came home with gold in sword and shield, sword and buckler, and 3 v 3.  Matt came home with silver in sword and shield, and bronze in 5 v 5.  Their medals speak for all the countless hours they put into training their mind, body, and spirit.

At Ironside Medieval Combat we provide a foundation for fighting and fitness it is up to the individual to decide how much they wish to build upon those foundations.  Matt and Shoshana have both done an amazing job to build on what they have learned and taken their first steps into the world of professional sword fighting.

Keep up all the outstanding hard work!

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