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Hoplologia Symposium 2018

  • Corporation des Ainés de la Cabane 331 Boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes Gatineau, QC, J8Y 6T3 Canada (map)

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Join us for Hoplologia’s Annual General Assembly, which will be held in Canada's national capital region (Gatineau-Ottawa).

Workshops, presentations, discussions, martial training and wine are to be had at this year’s event! It will be a great opportunity to learn and to share your experience and knowledge.

You can also take some time before, during and after the weekend to visit the national capital’s beautiful, cold and snowy area. There is plenty to see and do, including skating on the world's largest skating rink and Winterlude!

This event is open to members and non-members alike. This is good time to meet us if you are considering joining us!

Hosted by Hoplologia-Québec


When and Where

February 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; February 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

La Cabane des Aines de l'Outaouais, 331 Boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes, Gatineau, QC, Canada, J8Y 6T3



Friday night: optional meetup

Saturday workshops (9am to 5pm): martial arts, dance, lectures

Saturday night: dinner and AGA (location t.b.d.)

Sunday workshops (10am to 2pm): short seminars, round table discussion, martial arts, dance

Sunday night: optional dinner meetup

Monday: optional additional full day of martial arts (see event page)

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Some workshops/presentation may be in French – translation will be provided.

Some Class Descriptions

  • Let's dance! by Julie Plante Dances from 12th to 15th century French and Italian repertoire. The objective is to learn and test them… Tresque, Carole, Saltarello and Bransle on such songs as Non Sofre, A l’entrada del tens clar, Ungaresca and Bransle d’Écosse. Two by two or in group.

  • Lignitzer's Sword and Buckler by Craig Shackleton. In this workshop, Craig Shackleton will present an overview of Lignitzer’s lessons for Sword and Buckler. We will then explore how these techniques fit into the wider body of Liechtenauer’s Kunst des Fechtens, as well as the connections to the Walpurgis fechtbuch. We will finish with some exercises you can take with you to help develop effective use of sword and buckler and to adapt whatever sword tradition you already study to use of sword and buckler. This will be a hands-on practical lesson. A few extra bucklers will be made available for those who don’t own one. Fencing masks (or similar) and swords are required to participate. 

  • Jack the Axe by Jason Smith A look at knighthood and deeds of arms as seen through the various chronicles of Jacques de Lalaing's deeds.

  • Refining your practice of Armizare by Christian G. Cameron:  Tailor your practice to your own style and your own fight. Develop a set of doctrines that represent how you will fight. You will need a longsword, fencing mask and gloves

  • The Most Beautiful Books in the World: The Book of Hours in the Middle Ages by Elisabeth Beattie: The Book of Hours is sometimes called "a medieval bestseller". It was one of the most popular books produced in the Middle Ages, and thousands of them survive - some luxury productions each representing hundreds of hours of work by skilled scribes and illuminators, some printed cheaply by the hundred. Who owned them? How were they used? And what can they tell us about the lives of the people who used them? 


A light lunch on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday are provided (specify any dietary requirements in the comments at registration)

Adults: 60$

Teenagers (13 to 17) accompanied by an adult: 30$

Free for 12 years old and under.

Insurance: $25 (13 years old and up) for insurance. Valid for 1 year of Hoplologia activities. If you have already paid for 2018, this cost will not be added.

Payment by PayPal (fees will be added), bank transfer, personal check or cash.

Payment at the door is the same price but does not include food.


Note: During the Saturday and Sunday workshops, all beverages (coffee, juice, bottled water) must be purchased on site. You can however bring your own reusable bottle of water (tap water available for refills - BTW, Gatineau has good tap water).


Joignez-vous à nous pour l'Assemblée Générale Annuelle de Hoplologia, tenue cette année dans la capitale nationale du Canada (Ottawa-Gatineau).

Cette fin de semaine sera remplie de séminaires, discussions, entrainements martiaux, ainsi que de bons moments entre amis. C'est une excellente opportunité pour partager vos connaissances et votre expérience.

Prenez du temps avant, pendant, ou après la fin de semaine pour visiter cette belle région en période hivernale. Les activités de manquent pas, comme Bal de Neige, et patiner sur la plus longue patinoire du monde!

Cet événement est ouvert aux membres et non membres. Ceci est une excellente opportunité pour nous rencontrer!

Organisé par Hoplologia-Québec


Où et quand

Samedi 17 Février 2018, 9:00 – 17:00; Dimanche 18 Février 2018, 10:00 – 14:00

La Cabane des Ainés de l'Outaouais, 331 Boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes, Gatineau, QC, Canada, J8Y 6T3



Vendredi soir: rencontre amicale optionelle

Samedi 9h à 17h: séminaires, ateliers d'arts martiaux et de danse

Samedi soir: souper et AGA (endroit à déterminer)

Dimanche 10h à 14h: mini séminaires, table ronde de discussion, ateliers d'arts martiaux et de danse

Dimanche soir: souper optionnel

Lundi: journée complète d'arts martiaux (activité distincte, voir page de l'activité)


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L'inscription en avance inclus un diner léger pour le repas du midi de samedi, ainsi qu'un brunch le dimanche (spécifier vos restrictions alimentaires lors de l'inscription).

Adultes: 60$

Adolescent(e)s, 13 à 17 ans, accompagné d'un adulte: 30$

Gratuit pour les 12 ans et moins.

Assurance: 25$ (pour les 13 ans et plus). Valide pour un an pour toute activité de Hoplologia. Si vous avez déjà payé pour 2018, ce frais ne sera pas ajouté.

Paiement à la porte est le même prix mais n'inclus pas de nourriture.



Note: Pour les ateliers de samedi et dimanche, toute boisson (café, jus, eau embouteillée) doit être achetée sur place. Vous pouvez toutefois apporter de l'eau dans une bouteille réutilisable (eau potable aussi disponible sur place gratuitement).


Registration / Inscription

We will send you a confirmation by email with your bill / Nous vous enverrons une confirmation par courriel avec le total de votre facture.

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Provide your food restrictions / Fournir vos restrictions alimentaires

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