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Teaching Every Body: Adapting Your Curriculum for Gender Differences

Swordplay has traditionally been a male-dominated activity in western society.  The books we work from were written by and for men, and the artist models were men. Canonical positions, particularly in rapier texts, may not be the most mechanically advantageous for other body types. Find out how you can adapt your practice for every body.
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Riding Level 2

Originally posted on Academie Duello’s blog in July 2013 Now that we’ve finished with the curriculum for Horsemanship Level 2, it’s time to move on to Riding. Riding Level 2 Overview A Level 2 Rider is someone with a good … Continue reading

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April Allaigna Sale!

Ebook lovers rejoice!  From April 11th to 18th, the ebook version of Allaigna’s Song: Overture will be available for a mere 99 cents on Amazon.ca, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and through Pulp Literature Press as part of a Bookbub … Continue reading

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Rules of the Road

Originally posted on Academie Duello’s blog in June 2013 Horsemanship Level 2: Riding in Groups Much of the last item on the Horsemanship 2 checklist 9. Rules for riding in a group is covered in the Riding 1 post, Safety … Continue reading

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Pulp Literature Spring Cover Reveal

Take a look at this gorgeous cover by Akem for Pulp Literature Issue 18!  Along with the latest installment of Allaigna’s Song: Aria this issue features the amazing short story ‘Stones’ by Genni Gunn, and the conclusion of ‘We Come … Continue reading

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Show Your Saddles You Care

Originally posted on Academie Duello’s blog in June 2013 Horsemanship Level 2: Saddlery Care In Dom Duarte’s 15th century treatise on riding, horsemanship and mounted combat, Bem Cavalgar, he states: We must take good care of the saddle, the bridle … Continue reading

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Free Review Copies Available

Further to the Eligibility Post, Pulp Literature Press is making free review copies of all their 2017 publications available this month.  That includes Allaigna’s Song, so if you want to snag a copy (in exchange for an honest review, award … Continue reading

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Tacking up … again

Originally posted on Academie Duello’s blog in June 2013 Horsemanship Level 2: Tacking & Untacking There’s really nothing different about tacking up and untacking in Horsemanship Level 2, except this time we ask that you do it on your own: … Continue reading

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Award Season: the Eligibility Post

I’m kind of late out of the starting gate here (what can I say, November and December were busy) but here’s my very short list of award-eligible writing for 2017. Allaigna’s Song: Overture ISBN: 978-0-9949565-9-0 (print) ISBN: 978-1-98886500-3 (eBook) When … Continue reading

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Moody Mares and Grumpy Geldings

This post was originally published on Academie Duello’s blog in June 2013, and is part of a series detailing the requirements for the Blue Spur, or second rank of the Mounted Combat program. Horsemanship Level 2: Equine Warning Signs Take … Continue reading

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