ellington School of European Martial Arts studies and teaches a number of different martial styles, holding several classes each week.
Location: 190 Knights Road, Waterloo, Lower Hutt, Wellington. The studio is very close to the Waterloo train station for those interested in coming by train.
Time: Adult classes will be conducted 6.30 - 8.30pm Monday and Thursday. Children classes run 6.30 - 7.30pm Wednesday.
or phone 021 30 3388 for enquiries.
Newcomers are welcome to start training on the first training night of the month.
Monday is dedicated to the Medieval martial arts from Germany. Our focus is mainly on two handed sword (longsword), sword and buckler, sword alone, and unarmed. The major references we use are:
- Sigmund Ringeck: MS Dresd. C 487
- Hans Talhoffer's various MS
- The Codex Wallerstein
- MS 3227a, or sometimes referred to as the Doebringer treatise
- Joachim Meyer
- Selected parts of Paulus Hector Mair (the parts translated into English)
- Numerous other German sources from the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance
Wednesday NightsWednesday is aimed at children. The material covered is identical to Monday night.
Time: Time 6.30 - 7.30pm
Minimum age: Seven.
Thursday is an additional German night. See Monday night for a list of some of the resources used.
What classes are best for you?
Most of that will come down to your personal preferences. We do not expect you to undertake both classes per week, though you may; basically the more training you do the quicker your skills are developed.
- Streamed classes are for those only interested in or can only make it to a single night per week
- Monthly classes are for those who are interested in or capable of faster progress
- Yearly classes are for a discount (two free months!)
- Casual classes are mostly aimed at out-of-towners who cannot make regular classes
|Streamed||$30||A single-specified stream. For example Monday nights only|
|Monthly||$60||This includes Monday and Thursday nights|
|Yearly||$600||Twelve months for the price of ten|
|* Please note membership is not transferable and non-refundable.|