AEMMA - The Academy of Medieval Martial Arts is an organization devoted to the research and resurrection of Western Martial Arts. It is AEMMA's goal through study, practice and education to elevate Western Martial Arts to a level equal to that enjoyed by Eastern Martial Arts in our culture today. Brian Mcilmoyle is the lead instructor of AEMMA's Toronto chapter and Co-Founder of the AEMMA organization. Brian has been practicing and studying Swordsmanship for 17 years.
Classes: Fighting With a Longsword How Shall a Man be Armed
Helewis atte Tunesende is a small Suffolk landholder trying to keep body and soul together while her king is off fighting Saladin. Adrienne Dandy Vincent is a technical writer with a small Toronto software company. She lives in Waterloo with her husband and their books.
Classes: English History Tapestry
Aenflaed of Wansbeck and her husband live in 11th. century England. They are widely traveled Saxons, having been to the East and back. Trading and wandering takes them away from their home with child and hound in tow. Anne-Marie Schlodder designs and sews clothing as well as teaching sewing for parks and recreation.
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Classes: Children: Embroidery Children: Messy Cooking
Anne Cox is an obstetrical nurse who is an amateur textile enthusiast with special interest in Western Europe from 900 to 1400 AD.
Classes: Childbirth Textiles
Lady Arnora Dunestan is a 15th Century English noblewoman who spends her time overseeing her husband's familial estate while he travels the world attached to the English Ambassadorial Entourage. Her interests include the more delicate arts of embroidery, gardening, and spending quality time with her tailors. Karen Murphy is a 21st Century technical writer who spends too much time commuting and not enough time watering her houseplants. Her interests include whatever she can cram into the spare 17.5 minutes of her day between getting home from her commuter job and falling over in exhaustion.
Classes: Beginner's Guide to Freestyle Embroidery The Art of Building a Persona Basic Medieval Patterns
Audrey Hollinger attended a three-hour workshop in papermaking five years ago, and took to it like a duck to pulpy water. She and her husband now own the Papertrail, which specialises in supplies and equipment for hand papermakers throughout Canada and the world. For more information, please call the Papertrail 884-7123 (1-800-421-6826 outside the K-W area)
Class: Paper Making
Lord Augustin du Charbonnieres after serving at the court of 2 Princes and the court of a powerful landed Baron, took up the hammer and began pondering the riddle of steel because there was more money to be made in steel then in baronial dungeons. Lord Augustin is apprenticed in blacksmithing and things political to Master Sylard of Eagleshaven. He is also Court Blacksmith and Landveitlermather to the Baron Vali and Baroness Heithia of Ramshaven. Gus Robert Gissing is a network analyst for a waterloo software company and holds an Honours bachelor degree in History with a minor in Classical Studies. He has too many interests and his greatest joy is to take his two children to the regional airport for French fries and to watch the Cessna's take off and land.
Classes: Beginners Blacksmithing Blacksmithing - open shop
Viscountess Rylyn Buchanan is a 11th century saxon lady very happily married to a Norman lord. She spend most of her time running the manor, taking care of the children, and sewing. Beth Patchett is a happily married stay at home mom.
Classes: Basic Tunic Making Hose for men and women
Mistress Tangwystl d'Courci , Vicountess Ealdormere, Countessa Midrealm, Lives in the England of the 1530's. Before the real impact of the King's Great matter and the dissolution of the monasties was felt. Caitrin De Santis is a Surgical nurse at the Ontario Veterinary College, Honours History student and owner of Romanza, a sewing and design studio for re-encators. Caitrin lives in Guelph with her husband Alfredo and one very egotistical cat.
Class: The Tudors go to the movies
Cerridwyn 31 years old, BA in Medieval Studies from U of Toronto, Diploma in Graphic Design. Currently working for the City of Toronto. I have been researching Renaissance Italian Women's Clothing for about 7 years Recently I have taken up weaving and am hoping to learn about Renaissance weaving techniques.
Master Sylard of Eagleshaven has been a prominent citizen of Septentria 'almost since the very beginning'. Sylard is a late 10th century Norse merchant and craftsman living near Duhblin. Darrell Markewitz operates 'the Wareham Forge' as a blacksmith specializing in historic reproductions. In the museum field, he has worked as an artisan / interpreter at a number of 1850's living history sites. Most significantly, he was the program designer for the 'Norse Encampment' interpretive program at the L'anse aux Meadow NHS.
Classes: Iron working in the Middle Ages Viking Talk
Grimmbold Thorbjornsson is a late tenth century Norseman who is both a farmer and a stopgap blacksmith and carpenter. David Cox works as a machinist in Scarborough. He has pursued Norse and Medieval research for the past seven years and frequently volunteers as a resource person for schools and museums.
Classes: The Oseberg Viking Ship Burial Viking Talk
mukhtar durr al-jabal al-mukhfi (Baron Dur of Hidden Mountain) is a former Crusader from Toledo who is now (1200 CE) making a living as a teacher of mathematics, philosophy, and music and builder of fountains in Damascus (Hob) with his twelve adopted daughters. Edward Walter is a Systems/Telecommunication/Computer Engineer specializing in reverse engineering ancient languages (like COBOL) and implementing new technologies.
Classes: Intermediate Hand Drumming Wisdom and Lies - tales from the Middle East
Lady Eleanor ferch Hew is a 12th century Welsh women. She is the last surviving member of her family and has inherited their lands in Gwynedd. She is also the widow of a Scottish highlander trying to keep one step ahead of any marriage which would cause her to lose control of her lands. Gwyneth spends her time in service to nobility and as far away fromt he watchful eye of the church as possible. Amy Hughes is an accountant and raising an energetic four year old named Robert. Amy has always been interested in Welsh history and particularly the pagan stories and myths.
Classes: Holidays and History Preserving Food
Garwig der Waffenschmidt was born in Sussex, England just before the turn of the 10th century. Orphaned in his fourth year he was apprenticed to a local smith from whom he learned the basics of metalworking. Caught up by a call to battle from the local thegn, he perforce learned the art of repair and manufacture of armour - specifically chainmail. For his skill he soon acquired the title of "der waffenschmidt" - weapon or armour smith. Gary Snyder is a Kitchener grandfather working for Ontario Hydro and has been with the SCA for 11 years.
Classes: Advanced Chainmail Beginner's Chainmail
Prior Weird van Leeuwarden is a bitter Cisterian monk who was given to the church at a young age and who now practices the noble art and science of medicine in fourteenth century Frisia. Gary van Lingen is a twentyfirst century Canadian of twentieth century Frisian extraction who collects university degrees and presently has two honours degrees: one in medieval history and one in historical/industrial archaeology and geography. He is presently attempting to convince an American graduate program that they should accept him into their MSc program in Industrial Archaeology. To support his education habit he works as a nursing aide and shift supervisor at a community health project.
Classes: Black Death Medieval Medicine
Lady Marian of Heatherdale is the daughter of a Scottish lord, in the time of King Edward Longshanks' occupation of the North. She is doing her bit for the rebellion by suffering through an alliance marriage on a prosperous, civilized estate in sunny France. Heather Marian Dale is a professional songwriter and performer in the Toronto area. She has recently released her first CD of original songs based on Britain's King Arthur legends, called "The Trial of Lancelot".
Classes: Arthurian Legends The Real Braveheart
Master Alasdair of Raasay is a traveling mercenary with an interest in many of the finer arts practiced in areas through which he has traveled. J. Caz Bentley is an itinerant teacher, carpenter, and stained glass artist who has passed his thirty- third year and therefore counts his blessings.
Classes: Silver Point Drawing (In Personna) Stained Glass Wood Carving
Baroness Ursala na clan na rath lives on the side of a hill on the Isle of Mul with a bunch of other eccentric women in 10th century Scotland. Janet Lloyd is a jack of all trades who spends her time having fun.
Classes: Feast Etiquette Spices
Gierhaerdt of Hildescheim is a local chain-mail knitter. Weekdays he can be found in his shop building or repairing link armour for the pagans, and sabotaging armour for the Christians. Weekends he can be found drinking his profits in nearby Einbeck, where Bock beer will be invented 100 years after he dies. His hobbies include middle-eastern drumming, reading Germanic runes, and playing with things that go BANG and THUD. Jerry Penner is a 34 year-old electronic design engineer working for a small firm in London, where he designs and builds robots and commercial automation. He knits and sells chain mail in several local shops, and in his spare time plays with things that go BANG and THUD.
Class: Siege Attack Weapons - Theory and Practice
Raffe Scholemaystre is the household tutor living at Scarborough castle in 1380. Jim McColm is a grade 8 Special Education teacher in the area that used to be Scarborough Ont.
Joan Woodcott is a kitchen wench in a Tudor manor house. The days are long and the work is hard but she does get the scraps from the masters table sometimes, and the kitchen is never cold even in the midst of winter. Jo Duke has been a vegetarian on and off for over 10 years and likes the variety of Ethnic and Traditional food. She also edits the Newletter for the SCA Needleworkers Guild in Ontario and loves making and wearing hats.
Classes: Hats and Headgear Vegetarian Food
Viscountess Joleicia of Litchfield has made a career out of persona surfing in and around the 1400s of England, but has most recently succumb to the devilish charms of a visiting Mongolian "Ambassador". She has been apprenticed in costuming for more years than she's been paid, but is still enjoying the challenges put to her by her Laurel. Carolyn Holley spends her days caring for children, including her own, and continues the tradition of sewing, leatherworking, or embroidering until wee hours of the morning making things that she never ends up wearing herself.
Class: Mongolian Costume
Cynred Broccan is an Anglo-Saxon from the 11th century who happens to be very interested in timber framing since that's how his home is built. He is also interested in blacksmithing, cause you just gotta have tools to do the job. He also likes beer, food and song in no particular order. Ken Cook is nuclear operator at Ontario Power Generation's Pickering plant. He also likes timber framing, blacksmithing, beer, food and song in no particular order. He lives in a converted barn, which just happens to use timber frame construction.
Class: Timber Framing in Anglo Saxon England
The Honourable Lord Thevenin de la Cote d'Azure, Esquire is a mild mannered 14th C nobleman, also of good reputation, who enjoys championing his lady at grand tournaments. Known for his skills in a plentitude of sciences, he is a competent metalsmith and clothier. Kevin Jarbeau is a counsellor for a NGO, who spends most of his spare time planning and researching projects to do; the rest of his time is spent getting around to doing them.
Class: Belt Making
Rawnie Maddelaina bala Kameskro is a fifteenth century gypsy fortuneteller. Dale Gray is a housewife who busies herself raising a child
Classes: Gypsies Reading the Tarot
Wilfrid of Sweflingham was once a 13th century sailor along the East Anglian coast of England. Owing to a number of misunderstandings he is now the Ealdormere kingdom cartographer. Marcus Burnham is a geology research fellow living in Sudbury, where he tortures maps and makes them reveal their secrets.
Class: Maps & Mapmakers
Viscount Edward the Red is a Norman knight who fought in the battle of Hastings, and later settled in northern England. Mark Patchett is a Software developer, a proud father, a die-hard weekend warrior, and a dabbler in various arts such as armouring, mail making, leather working, and woodworking ( and anything else he can fit into his dwindling spare time. )
Class: Leather Armour
William Stalker was born in 1050 in the Orkney's of mixed Norse and Scottish descent. He spends most of his time hawking leather goods and archery supplies. Michael Kleinknecht is an insurance broker in Waterloo.
Class: Bowyer's Art and Tools
Hlaefdige AElfwyn et Langanwuda is an early 10th century Anglo-Saxon living in Mercia. Mila Little is a Professional Engineer working for the Department of National Defence.
Class: From Tree to Casket: a discussion of the construction of a 16th century German jewelry box
Mohasaba is a Turkish lady who enjoys Middle Eastern dancing, and travelling to other countries to merchant. She is learning how to brew (for the infidels as Allah forbids her from drinking what she makes). She dances in the Arabic style, however she likes meeting dancers from far away lands and learning (stealing) their dance moves. Lori-Lee Craig has been dancing for over 7 years. She takes and teaches Middle Eastern dance class. She was part of a Cabaret dance troupe for a year but found she liked dancing in the SCA better as a student of Moria the Black. She enjoys the many aspects of different cultures, but mostly the food. She works as an Accounts Payable Clerk for TDL Group in Oakville. She also enjoys making pinata's, doing illumination, merchanting at events. She is also very much a cat person.
Classes: Middle Eastern Dance The Mysteries of Henna Unveiled
Ragnar Logsogumadr "Silfarhandleggur" Thorbergsson is a tired old ex-viking who now makes his living as a trader and lawspeaker. Never one to give up a fun hobby he is still making trouble wherever possible. Neil Peterson is a software developer specializing in Computer-Human interaction. In his spare time he is a student of Archaeology at Wilfrid Laurier University and works with many groups to promote an appreciation of Norse History.
Classes: Introduction to the SCA Viking Talk Children: Rune stones
Mistress Thaninieyaieres is an 11th century herbalist. Having finished her apprenticeship with Mistress Tamarra Amalthea of Romany, she is setting up her own apothecary called Wyte Wythy Moon. She has apprenticed Caitryn of Chalcewell, and has her eye open for one or two more. She can be seen at various tournaments and events racing after her son Liam the Curious. Paddy Gillard-Bently is a twentieth century hair-stylist (who does blood-letting too) struggling to make a name as a writer.
Classes: Faeries, Goblins and Trolls, Oh My! Herbal Workshop
Pavel Serevolkov is a little confused. Paul Woodard is a research officer for the government of Canada and is only slightly less confused.
Classes: Cross-stitch 101 Italian Rennaissance Women's Fashion Children: Stories
Lord Percival Winnett Kempe is a 15th C. Englishman with family and friends on both sides of the English Channel. His days are filled with overseeing artisans in his workshop, making sure they illuminate and script his manuscripts to his exacting standards. Patrick Haynes is a computer support analyst for a bank, interested in illuminated manuscripts and art history, who spends far too much of his money on books.
Classes: Buying a Book of Hours (In Personna) Medieval Calendars and the Labours of the Months
Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza is a man well-known to the authorities in Venice, who travels with caution, drinks in moderation, and very rarely speaks of his work. Peter Westergaard is a software consultant who travels too often and a part-time web developer, who likes brewing, dancing (all eras), singing, and entertaining the idea that he'll actually learn to play the guitar.
Class: Codes and Communications
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Classes: Viking Talk Children: Rune stones
Arlglwydd Rhys ap Bledri is a 14th-c. Welshman who spends his time in tournament combat, meadmaking, and dabbling in just about everything else. Ian Klinck is a Project Manager for a small software consulting company.
Classes: Life on the First Crusade Mead - a medieval drink
Martin of Wismar , AoA, OGO is a sculpturer, pewter-caster and musician from early 14th century Germany. Richard Schweitzer of Guelph, BA, BEd isn't much different.
Classes: Bawdy Songs & Love Ballads Birch Bark Horn
Lord Rufus of Stamford is a Saxon born in 1098 in the village of Stamford, with a great many hobbies and interests to keep himself busy. Some of these hobbies include tablet weaving, archery, leather work (primarily bottles), choral singing, and playing the harp. Robert Schweitzer is a chemistry teacher in Toronto.
Classes: Beginner's Tablet Weaving Brocaded Tablet Weaving
Roberto Muchado is a student at the University of Waterloo currently with the IMRU theatre vision collective project.
Robyn Whystler the Younger (1511-1583) is a music historian and printer from mid 16th century England and Germany. T. Shawn Johnson holds a B.A. in music with a specialization in the music of the middle ages and renaissance. He continues his studies privately while working at the University of Guelph Library.
Classes: A Ceramic Whistle Children: Rune stones Children: Drumming
Rufina Saavedra is a temporially confused lady from the Kingdom of Galicia who enjoys trying many new projects which she then never finishes. She spends a portion of her time in the company of a group of Norse invaders who settled near her family's lands and the remainder of her time in the company of small creatures - some of whom talk too much. Lisa J. Rodriguez is scholastically confused person (ie. grad student at large) at West Virginia University where she works as a web developer. Her interests range from photography to archaeology to puppetry and beyond - all of which she has studied at university. She spends most of her off-line time either playing with her ferrets or arguing with her right hand.
Classes: Astronomy, its uses and practices in the Middle ages Puppetry: history and techniques
Emma Dansmeyla is a post viking Dane. Sarah Scroggie just graduated university in Computer Science and Technichal Theatre and is currently looking for a job.
Classes: Introduction To Renaissance Dance Late 16th century Italian Dance
Lady Selena Fairhyrst of York is a 14th C woman of good reputation with an eye for nice fabric and interested in all things made from cloth and metal. Selena Mann is a cartography student at Sir Sanford Fleming College who enjoys gardening, canoeing and camping.
Class: Belt Making
Seonag NicThomais is the youngest of six children and the only daughter of Laird Connor MacThomas. Born in 1347, Seonag left her family to avoid an arranged marriage and now resides in Septentria. Skilled with bow and sword she earns her keep as a mercenary. Sandy Woodhouse is a chemical analyst for Environment Canada
Class: Beginner's Hand Drumming
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Class: Children: Story Telling
Streonwold Wulfesbana is an 11th century Saxon blacksmith/merchant, forced into several voyages to the Mediterranean as a result of the political climate in his homeland after a certain Duke landed in 1066. He has traded, fought, and played with many of the peoples in the fertile crescent, and this is where he learned to love the Arabic hand drum. Steve Benetti is a Machined Parts Planner at a local aerospace firm who relieves the industrial boredom, working iron at the forge, playing drums, and fighting in heavy armour.
Classes: Beginner's Hand Drumming Intermediate Hand Drumming
Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton (aka Dame Susanna) is a well-educated lady associated with the household of Simon de Montfort in Leicester and a patroness of the College of St. Nicholas, a community of scholars. Susan Carroll-Clark holds a Ph.D. in medieval history, is an avid hockey fan, and herds cats in her spare time.
Classes: Dame Susanna, Anchoress (In Personna) A Passion for Learning: Taking the Next Steps in Research
Lady TerraJade Wallace is an early 1300s Welsh woman who travels and merchants with her husband. She was trained by her mother in the ways of the apothecary to care for her family and servants. Linday Kleinknecht has been a registered massage therapist for the past seven years and working with aromatherapy.
Vladislav cel Inalt Tepelus is a 15th C. Romanian noble who spends most of his time waging a personal war to keep the invading Osmanli Turks out of his homeland. The rest of the time he prefers a quiet life spent woodcarving or sharing a drink with his friends. Dan Blair is an avid bibliophile, innkeeper and budding hiltsmith who also spends far too much on his computer. I am also discovering it is wiser to keep one's mouth shut than be volunteered for one's own suggestions.
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