Rapier and Saber Pedagogy

The Event

If the vaccine is widely available in time, RASP 2021 will be held May 6-10. We hope to have another announcement regarding safety measures and the feasibility of holding an in-person event by the end of February.

 

The Rapier and Saber Pedagogy retreat is an intensive fencing instructor’s seminar focusing on the use of historical weapons, particularly the rapier and saber. Our curriculum is based on traditional Italian pedagogy, and our format closely follows that of Sonoma State University’s Fencing Certificate Program. Our four-day, four-night retreat will feature morning and afternoon sessions of guided group lessons, interspersed with lecture and discussion on the underlying theory and methodology of Italian fencing. Registration will be limited to 20 participants.

We will be returning to Camp Mikkel, a retreat and conference center about 2 hours north of Atlanta. More images and details are available at http://campmikell.com/. We will be staying in the upper cottages.

Fencing, Food, and Socializing

Previous Events: Feb 13-17, 2020 at Camp Mikell, 2019 at Lake Lanier, and 2018 at Forrest Hills Resort

Confirmed Instructors

Tony Barajas

David Coblentz

Dori Coblentz

Kevin Murakoshi

Eric Myers

Puck Curtis

The Cost (for 2020 Camp Mikell RASP)

Registration costs include all programming for the event as well as food and lodging for four nights. All meals from breakfast on Friday to lunch on Monday will be provided with the exception dinner on Sunday. Lodging is provided Thursday night so that guests can check in and be ready to begin by Friday morning. After November 15th, registrants must contact the event organizers directly to see if they can be accommodated. Please contact us at decaturschoolofarms@gmail.com for more details or questions.

Lodging and Registration Cost
Dorm $450 (Bring your own sheets)
Shared Room $550
Private Room $700
After December 1 Additional $100, if space is available.

The Venue

RASP 2020 will be held at Camp Mikell, a retreat and conference center about 2 hours north of Atlanta. More images and details are available at http://campmikell.com/. We will be staying in the upper cottages. On Sunday night, we will have an all-retreat dinner at nearby restaurant. – please indicate at the time of registration if you would like to be included in the headcount for that reservation. Participants will pay individually for Sunday night’s dinner.

Eric teaching

group

Registration

Once we can be sure that an event will be held, we will open registration. Check back here for updates.