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Martial Blade Concepts: MBC is an edged-weapon system specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s concerned citizen and armed professional. Based on Michael Janich’s extensive analysis of the Filipino martial arts and many other systems, MBC takes combat-proven tactics and adapts them to modern tools, threats, and legal concerns. The result is a practical, easy-to-learn system that is ideally suited to modern self-defense.
Van’s Blacksmithing: Located just east of Ottawa in Hammond, Ontario, Van’s Blacksmithing provides the real forged in fire experience. They pride themselves on keeping the historical integrity of the trade alive. In collaboration with the Kingsley Armoury, they use a traditional coal-fired forge and use classic hand tools, grit, sweat, and skill to bring about accurate medieval soldier weapons and tools such as axes, warhammers, bardiches, and fighting picks. If you are interested, they offer a variety of blacksmithing courses and blacksmithing supplies and provide quality that cannot be beaten.
84th Regiment of Foot: Royal Highland Emigrants: This is a re-enactment group that portrays the 84th Regiment of Foot, known as the Royal Highland Emigrants. The 84th was a British regiment active during the American Revolution, from 1775 through 1783, raised to defend present day Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The 84th Regiment was also involved in offensive action in the Thirteen Colonies.
Ottawa School of Western Martial Arts: The Ottawa School of Western Martial Arts offers instruction in several western based martial traditions from the medieval period up to modern military combatives. While the core and focus of our training is on Fiore dei Liberi’s Flos Duellatorum, classes may cover a broad range of western martial arts ranging from basic medieval wrestling, sword and spear, through bowie knives, tomahawks and on to bayonets, entrenching tools and thumb daggers.
Warriors of the Light: Warriors of the Light is a training camp which strives to bring the essential components of mind-body-soul balance and health to every person. It is WOTL’s belief that every one has the inherent warrior-like aspects of strength and honor coursing deep within their veins, but that the majority of (us) have lost sight of our inner warriors due to the convenience and speed of our modern-day lifestyles. They believe that the word “Warrior” symbolizes strength and honor of the mind-body-and soul, all of which is essential to maintain in equal balance, in order to survive (and thrive) in every aspect of our daily lives. Even though the majority of us may not be fighting external wars, by nurturing the essential “Warrior-like” qualities within ourselves, we can help bring peace to the world by first creating it within ourselves and our own lives. Our programs are lightly based upon various different ancient warrior cultures, in particular those adopted by the Viking and Spartan training – in effect, combing various different mental and physical crafts to cultivate well-rounded, highly intuitive, multi-faceted warriors. Keeping in mind the duality of importance in strengthening the physical AND mental aspects of training to hone every warrior’s physical health, clarity of mind, and purpose in life.