Omsi After Dark

Omsi After Dark
July 27, 2011, 7:00PM to 11:00PM
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214
United States
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Come join us at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry for their adults only evening event. How did 16th century Europeans use the body's control points to manipulate and control opponents? How are structural alignment and geometry related to power and efficiency in combat? Learn the science behind the arts of historical European swordplay and wrestling.

Academia Duellatoria is scheduled to teach 3 classes:

Biomechanical Control Points: Explore the points of control on the human body. See how these points influence your own movements and can be used to manipulate your opponent. The class will include demonstrations of swordplay and wrestling.

The Classical World View in European Combat: Even in this modern age, threads of Platonic and Aristotelian philosophy weave their way through the fabric of how we understand the universe. See how these threads are essential to understanding the principals that drive the Western European Martial Arts.

Impact Dynamics with Edged Weapons: The weight, balance and edge geometry of a blade all play a part in how it will react when it strikes a target. Likewise, biomechanical structure, edge alignment and tip velocity all influence how much and what kind of damage a cut will impart. This class will explore the physics of edged weapon impacts and how the tools and techniques combine to control the many variables involved in effective cutting.

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