German Longsword Course 2015

Historical Fencing Course: German Longsword

On Sunday 27th of September 2015, we’ll start with our 10 weeks long course that will cover the basics of Johannes Lichtenauer’s German Fencing system.

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Location: Little Island Sport Complex, 22, 44 Eastgate Drive, Little Island, Co. Cork  (Coordinates: 51.900495,-8.368074)

Cost: 100 euro for the 10 weeks course

Time: 8:30PM-10:30PM every Sunday starting on 27th Sept 2015 (excluding 11/10/2015 & 01/11/2015)

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/754015541373840/

German Fencing system sets up a framework on which all medieval weapon techniques are based, this course will cover longsword techniques in particular but it’ll set up a solid foundations for other weapons as well (knives/daggers, short/long swords, polearm weapons, unarmed combat)

Please note: this basic fencing course is considered to be a minimum required standard and as such is obligatory for all Novice rank (lvl 1) members who want to move onto the Scholar rank!

Course will include the following:

– Basic footwork training,

– Basic stances and guards,

– Cuts and thrusts – body mechanics,

– Functional attack & defense skills,

– 5 Master Cuts (Meisterhäue)

– Bind & wind techniques (Winden)

– Halfswording  (Halbschwert)

– Grappling and Throwing techniques

Course will end up in an exam and everyone who passes will be awarded with the Cork Blademasters’ Scholar Certificate.

This will entitle to a discount on membership fees and full access to Cork Blademasters equipment as well as the rights to represent the School on official tournaments.

REGISTRATION:

Please click on the banner below in order to fill out the registration form – payments details will be sent via email once the form is submitted.

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