Western Martial Artists, Mark your Calendars for the Inaugural
CHIVALRIC MARTIAL ARTS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM May 8 - May 11, 2012 - Taylor, Texas
The Chivalric Martial Arts International is a symposium centered around the historical Tournaments and Deeds at arms of the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. We have instructors coming from around the world to teach, train and participate in the largest, and perhaps the only, modern Deed of Arms. Classes will include horsemanship, historical martial arts, jousting, and academic courses that discuss many of the aspects of chivalry in the middle ages and today.
There or no prerequisites to attend this event, But historical clothing and armor will be required for some of the tournaments over the weekend.
This event is a unique opportunity. There has never been an event designed to teach the Chivalric martial arts that has included horsemanship, and at a price that is less than a typical horsemanship clinic.
Is Chivalric Martial Arts International for you?
Do you love European martial arts? Have you always wanted to attend a training symposium, but the cost or distance was too great? Have you always wanted to experience the full Western Martial Arts experience including equestrian combat? Then the Chivalric Martial Arts International (CMAI) symposium is for you.
What CMAI offers
CMAI will give you the opportunity to train with some of the finest instructors from around the world in several aspects of the chivalric martial arts from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. You will improve your skills with the longsword, poleaxe, spear, dagger, even jousting and mounted combat. You now have the opportunity to experience the full expanse of knightly training and combat, from world-renowned experts in each discipline.
Even better, riding experience is not a prerequisite to taking many of the equestrian classes as we will offer several beginner tracks as well as those for the accomplished rider. There will be some access to several trained horses for those who may need them.
What if I am only a Beginner, or not experienced, in WMA?
Our instructors are designing classes for all level of WMA practitioners. You will have the opportunity to receive hands-on instruction and personal attention from many of the ranking WMA instructors from around the world in a friendly, collegial atmosphere with like-minded practitioners. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a scholar, CMAI will take your practice to a new level.
In addition, participants in the CMAI symposium will also have the opportunity to use their newfound skills in a series of mounted and foot combat tournaments during the Lysts on the Lake jousting tournament on May 11, 12 and 13, 2012. Show off what you learned in a friendly, but competitive, tournament format.
If you take your martial arts seriously, you can't afford to miss CMAI!