We are not a living history group or a creative fantasy group. We are a martial arts group who study historical documentation in order to revive an ancient fighting art. We strive to perfect this art through the information passed down in ancient text and manuscripts as well as studying the science of the human body and it's mechanics. If you are eager to study a true medieval fighting system and have the courage and the self determination to raise yourself above the norm, than I invite you to join us. For more info Email us at sigmagroup@Verizon.net We look forward to hearing from you.
Chris Torres and Mike Ahrens
Learn to love God and revere women; thus your honor will grow. Practice knighthood and learn the Art that dignifies you and brings you honor in wars. Be a good grappler in wrestling; lance, spear, sword and messer . Handle manfully, and foil them in your opponent's hand. Strike in and hasten forth; rush to, let it hit, or go by. Thus those with wisdom, the ones who are revered, will envy him.This you should grasp: All arts have length and measure. Whatever you undertake, use deliberation. In earnest or in play, be of good cheer and vitality, so you may be attentive and with good courage ponder what action you should take, so that none may touch you, since good courage and strength make your enemies hesitate. Keep in mind to give no one any advantage. Avoid foolhardiness, do not attempt to match four or six opponents at once. Restrain your ambition, this will benefit you. He is a courageous man who can stand against his equal, while it is no shame to flee from four or six.
in which the following verses are explained with many fine and shrewd devices, which a combattant who loves this art can usefully read and practice...
Here Follow the Verses
Observe, if you will learn to fight artfully,
you should attend to these verses with diligence.
Godfearing, modest, also calm, especially on the day when he shall fight; be temperate, show honor to the old,
and also to womenfolk. Attend furthermore:
all virtue, honor, and manliness, you shall cultivate at all times,
so that you can serve with honor emperor, king, prince, and lord, and also be useful to the fatherland,
and not a disgrace to your native country.
The word Instantly, also foible and forte, the Before and After, also observe diligently.
Test the soft and hard, learn to feel, step with the stroke, be it near or far.
Hold the targets in good ward, guard yourself against great wrath.