Combat Classes (2015)

Friday

Hour A B C D E F G H I
8:00 AM Great Weapons Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix How to suck less at 2 sword HRM Sven Randullson of Ansteorra Fighting from your Knees Duke Sir Thorin Njallson Wrap Techniques Sir Octamasades Ask us Anything: Ladies of the Chivalry Round Table Duchess Sir Mari Alexander, Duchess Sir Adwen Wrenn & Sir Rauokinn Eyverska Starradottir The One-Handed Axe Jarl Sir Styrkarr Jarlsskald Heater Shield HRH Havordh Ættarbani Beating and Nothingness – Fighting in the moment Viscount Sir Matheus Bane Dynamic Close Combat – Basic Sir Duncan McKinnon
9:00 AM
10:00 AM Why do you do it that way? Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix 100 Things to make you 1% better HRM Savaric de Portes des Lions Recognizing your opponents’ openings Duke Sir Thorin Njallson Scutums and Other Rectangular Shields Sir Vilius Drusus Gaius ex Tribus Africanus Vertical Blocking Sir Daegar Fairhair Polearm Viscount Sir Brand McClellan How to Kill the Sinister HRH Havordh Ættarbani Footwork and Movement for Advantage Sir Lachlan MacLean Dynamic Close Combat – Advanced Sir Duncan McKinnon
11:00 AM
12:00 PM LUNCH Power Generation Sir Olen Medvedovich Ovanov LUNCH 4×4: Basic Sword Play in Outline Form Viscount Sir Ambrose Mavrorothakis LUNCH Intermediate Shot Mechanics Sir Rayner Ulfgarsson LUNCH Single SwordSir Olin Ulfredsson LUNCH
1:00 PM Stick Mechanics Duke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon LUNCH Circle Sword Foundation Viscount Sir Abu Nur Rustam ibn Abdallah LUNCH How to Fly a Kite Viscount Sir Matheus Bane & Sir Justin de Leon LUNCH So You Want to Heavy Fight in the SCA Sir Cedric Wlfraven LUNCH Round Shield Viscount Sir Kaðall Loptauga Berekson
2:00 PM Psychology of Fighting (Part 1) Mushir Emir Abd al-Hakim ibn abd all-Rahman Shaddad al-Tomuki Buckler Sir Olin Ulfredsson Thinking Fighting Jarl Sir Eirik Daegarsson and Duke Sir Ieuan Gower Spear/Glaive Viscount Sir Diego Rodrigues de Cordoba
3:00 PM The Importance of Recovery Duke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon Circle Sword Advanced Viscount Sir Abu Nur Rustam ibn Abdallah   Just The Rising Snap Sir Martin le Harpur of Faulkbourne Round Shield Ways Sir Rodrekr Ormstunga Sigmundarson Passive Shield Positioning for Success Duke Sir UlfR Blodfotur Fallgrson
4:00 PM SCA Combat: A Learning Philosphy uke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon Two Sword Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix    

 

Saturday

Hour A B C D E F G H I J
8:00 AM Footwork: Why and How Viscount Sir Abu Nur Rustam ibn Abdallah Left Handed Basics Jarl Sir Eirik Daegarsson Wrap Techniques Sir Octamasades Psychology of Fighting (Part 2) Mushir Emir Abd al-Hakim ibn abd all-Rahman Shaddad al-Tomuki Movement, Balance and Focus Duke Sir Thorin Njallson Power, Movement and Perception Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix Passive Shield Positioning for Success Duke Sir UlfR Blodfotur Fallgrson 3 Dimensional Fighting Viscount Sir Donnan the Truehearted Focused Training Sir Rauokinn Eyverska Starradottir & Sir Vilius Drusus Gaius ex Tribus Africanus Angle, Line and Measure: The space between the fight Duchess Sir Mari Alexader
9:00 AM
10:00 AM Bullwhip and Manriki Duke Sir Conrad Breakring Heater Shields: Use & Abuse Earl Sir Edward Ean Anderson Vertical Blocking Sir Daegar Fairhair 100 Things to make you 1% Better HRM Sir Savaric de Portes des Lions   WrapsDuke Sir Paul of Bellatrix Single Hip Techniques Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix Shot Mechanics Duke Sir Ulsted the Unsteady Reverse Engineering a shot & Intro to Range Master Korwyn Marius Velis Ariannaid Great Weapons Viscount Sir Ulfgar Hjartar Bani Thorvaldsson Polearm Viscount Sir Brand McClellan
11:00 AM
12:00 PM LUNCH   LUNCH Slow Work Mechanics Jarl Sir Ulfred Draumfjallr LUNCH Teardrop Return Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix LUNCH   LUNCH Intermediate Shot Mechanics Sir Rayner Ulfgarsson
1:00 PM The Mental Edge: Combat Hierarchies, Flow Charts, Boyd’s Loop, and Hick’s Law Duke Sir Conrad Breakring LUNCH SCA Combat: A Learning Philosphy Duke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon LUNCH Strength & Flexibility for the Long-Term Fighter Viscount Sir Ambrose Mavrorothakis LUNCH The Mental Fight: Crush your opponent without swinging a sword Duke Sir Ulsted the Unsteady LUNCH Spear/Glaive Viscount Sir Diego Rodrigues de Cordoba LUNCH
2:00 PM Footwork and Form Sir Kjartan Daegarson        

 

Class Descriptions

100 Things to Make you 1% Better
HRM Sir Savaric de Portes des Lions
Bring a chair and a note pad. “100 things” is an exploration and discussion of the concept of identifying and implementing small changes that will impact your performance on the list field. Looking for the easiest way to make small improvements can add up to large improvements in your game. We will discuss the concept itself and then review my list as an example. I have organized my list in to three categories: things you can do at home, things you can do at practice, and things you can do at events. This class has been created for armored combat tournaments but most of the material transfers to rapier fighting as well.
2 Sword
Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix
The class teaches the techniques and strategy of the Bellatrix system of fighting with the two-sword style against different weapons. Armor is not required. Bring two swords, and preferably a shield.
3 Dimensional Fighting
Viscount Sir Donnan the Truehearted
The Art of 3D fighting is designed for all levels of fighting. If you have the following questions come and find out. How do I face someone better than I am? Is there something I should work on everyday even when I only have 15 minutes? How can I hit something I can’t see? Is there a way I can train to be more automatic? What are some basic guidelines the better fighters follow that the rest of us don’t? How can I be faster? Is there way to work on combinations to make them flow better? What can I do to increase my footwork but not feel wore out at the end of the fight? I’m flustered that there are better fighters than I am when I have been doing it longer. What are they doing that I’m not? Is it important what I eat before I fight? What about after? I have plateaued… how can I improve? Lots more… Come learn the “rule of 3”, the Rope Trick, how to beat someone without laying a stick on them, angle fighting (it’s a game of inches) and dirty Knights Tricks.
4×4: Basic Sword Play in Outline Form
Viscount Sir Ambrose Mavrorothakis
Sixteen things learned in over 30 years of swordfighting. Four important ideas outlined in four parts, following the maxim of renowned swordsman George Silver that no man could remember more than four things under stress.
Angle, Line and Measure: The space between the fight
Duchess Sir Mari Alexander
In this class we will discuss the manipulation of the fight in regards to the angle of approach and retreat, the line of defense and offense and the measure between the combatants. Bring weapon and defense object if used. Armor not required but if you are in armor, you might get to fight. If you are not in armor, you won’t get to fight.
Ask us Anything: Ladies of the Chivalry Round Table
Duchess Sir Mari Alexander, Duchess Sir Adwen Wrenn and Sir Rauokinn Eyverska Starradottir
An open discussion with Lady members of the Order of Chivalry, hosted by Sir Mari and Sir Raoukinn.
Beating and Nothingness – Fighting in the moment
Viscount Sir Matheus Bane
 Benefits and tools for keeping your fights in the present. How letting the past and the future enter the fight destroys your chances of fighting your best.
Buckler
Sir Olin Ulfredsson
Explore differing buckler styles – period and those specific to our sport. Will discuss training with buckler and integration of techniques used back to primary fight style and equipment. No Armor requested, bring sword & buckler (if available)
Bullwhip and Manriki
Duke Sir Conrad Breakring
Power generation in SCA fighting is sometimes a confused affair. Often reasoning and mechanics from empty hand striking martial arts (such as karate or boxing) or weapon bearing arts (such as kenjutsu) are used without modification or thought in the SCA. However, a more efficient method for power generation arises utilizing backswing and circular sword paths to create blows which cultivate momentum and optimize impulse to generate greater impact force. Presenter (Conrad) will share his method of power generation. A portion of the class demonstrates whip and weighted chain (kusari fundo) usage and dynamics, participants are encouraged to bring a brimmed hat and eye protection.
Circle Sword Advanced
Viscount Sir Abu Nur Rustam ibn Abdallah
You don’t have to be an advanced fighter to take this class! You do need to have, at some time, taken the “Circle-Sword Foundation” class to get the most out of it though. We will explore the finer points of using circular paths for your sword-work including how to easily transition from sword-blocks to blows, how to transition from one blow to the next, and explore a “buffet” of methods for adding power to your sword-blows. This is the stuff you need to really “use” circle-sword techniques on the field.
Circle Sword Foundation
Viscount Sir Abu Nur Rustam ibn Abdallah
This is the introduction to using sword-work based on circular shot paths. We will use the “ready positions” from the historical I.33 manuscript to develop a fluid and versatile understanding of how the sword can be handled. All techniques emphasize follow-through (at least in potential) and avoidance of joint strain. We conclude by demonstrating how a sword-blow can be understood in terms of circular movement and how that promotes fighting longevity.
Dynamic Close Combat (Basic)
Sir Duncan McKinnon
Armor strongly recommended. This class will be a mix of discussion, slow work and fully armored fighting drills. You will learn how to throw a variety of blows including, short stick onside, short stick offside and the step back leg. You will learn some footwork and a couple different ways to safely close range. This class will benefit fighters of various skill levels and body type and will be applicable to any weapon style that has a least one one-handed weapon. Strongly recommended to take both classes.
Dynamic Close Combat (Advanced)
Sir Duncan McKinnon
Second of 2 classes centering around my fighting style. This class will be a mix of discussion, slow work and fully armored fighting drills. You will learn how to throw the thumb down backhand shot as well as ways to adjust the basic shots around your opponent’s defense. The majority of this class will be spent drilling and fighting with the goal of tying everything together and transitioning from one blow to the next efficiently. This class will benefit fighters of various skill levels and body type and will be applicable to any weapon style that has a least one one-handed weapon. 2 hour class Armor strongly recommended. Strongly recommended to take both classes.
Fighting from your Knees
Duke Sir Thorin Njallson
Duke Thorin’s ideas on offensive and defensive technique while fighting from your knees. Required gear: sword and shield, full armor.
Focused Training
Sir Rauokinn Eyverska Starradottir & Sir Vilius Drusus Gaius ex Tribus Africanus
This class will focus on strategies and techniques to build and refine foundational fighting skills. The class will also explore how to identify and develop your own fighting style by making your strengths stronger and eliminating weaknesses. We will discuss training with people from out of your area, how to use video in the most beneficial way, how to take criticism constructively, and how to adapt what other people do well into your own fighting style. The class will involve partnered fighting drills, pell work, lecture and roundtable discussion.
Footwork and Movement for Advantage
Sir Lachlan MacLean
Students will be instructed on gaining range advantage both offensively and defensively through repetitive drills and instruction through interaction and lecture. Students will have the opportunity to watch demonstration of the techniques as well as implement them with a partner. Students will need to bring: armor: as this is an interactive class. water: it’s muggy and we’ll be working and moving A LOT pen and paper: I say a lot, cover a lot, and talk fast at times; so write it down for discussion later.
Footwork and Form
Sir Kjartan Daegarson
Form including: kinetic chain; foot, knee, hip alignment; neutral position; and “throw from where your hand is”. Footwork including: how to get “here” from “there”; the natural step; smothering and “the first decision is the wrong one.” Sword and shield necessary, armor is recommended but not needed.
Footwork: Why and How
Viscount Sir Abu Nur Rustam ibn Abdallah
We will work through the essential elements of footwork as they apply to SCA fighting, and talk about when and why to apply them. We will also talk about positioning, relative to your opponent, and how that can be used to change your fight. If you can’t find any target to hit on your opponent, footwork may be the answer.
Great Weapon
Viscount Sir Ulfgar Hjartar Bani Thorvaldsson
Class will focus on fighting philosophy with and against a great weapon with emphasis on stance/footwork, movement and sword position. Primary focus on mostly bastard and hand and a half swords. Please bring a great sword to class.
Great Weapons
Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix
This class teaches the Bellatrix system for using great sword and glaive against other great-weapons, and against sword and shield, focusing on the close-in fighting, but including medium and long-range techniques. Armor is optional; gloves are required, and helmets preferred. Bring a great sword, long bastard sword, or pole weapon, and preferably swords and shields for use in training.
Heater Shield
HRH Havordh Ættarbani
Or “How to Kill those jerks with the huge shield”, The Atlantian Standard heater shield (24”x36”) has been a standard in Atlantia for the last 20 years (and perhaps before then). Although this style has many advantages in both its ability to defend, and utilized as an offensive tool, it does limit the offense, and creates a more static style that has advantages and disadvantages. No shield, however, is better than another, cheating, or dishonorable, and anyone who says otherwise simply does not know how to fight them correctly. We’ll be looking at how to utilize those disadvantages to better control a fight, and to utilize the opponent’s shield against himself and to provide you with a better chance at success.
Heater Shields: Use & Abuse
Earl Sir Edward Ean Anderson
Have you wondered how to make the heater more effective? What are the best ways to use a heater shield in close and at range? How to train to use the heater shield more effectively? How to balance the heater for best use? Punch blocking, versus rotation blocking, offensive shield usage. 2 hr in armor 1 hr talking and 1 hr drills. Required Gear: shield & sword minimum & a note pad.
How to Fly a Kite
Viscount Sir Matheus Bane & Sir Justin de Leon
Techniques and the specific advantages and disadvantages of the kite shield. Students will be expected to bring a kite shield and a sword. If they wish to engage in practical application of techniques they should likewise bring armor or a helmet.
How to Kill The Sinister
HRH Havordh Ættarbani
Being left handed only gives that individual the opportunity of more practice against the off-handed. The same techniques utilized by southpaws can be used against them, and with understanding of those techniques comes and understanding of how to defeat them. We’ll be looking at the shot selection, and movement that those of a Sinister bend (lefties) utilize to control a fight, get you turned about, and hit you in those soft spots, so that the next time you see one, you can return the favor. Equipment requirement: Helm, shield, sword, gorget.
How to suck less at 2 sword
HRM Sven Randullson of Ansteorra
As the class title implies, this class will focus on how to improve your fighting with two sword focusing on techniques and footwork that are suitable to any fighter. Students should anticipate practicing two sword in armor.
The Importance of Recovery
Duke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon
Instruction on the importance of offensive and defensive recovery within SCA combat. Includes drills to exercise proper recovery and target recognition. Required materials: Sword and Shield
Intermediate Shot Mechanics
Sir Rayner Ulfgarsson
Have a decent grasp of the snap, offside and wrap? Want to improve them? This class is for you. Working offense and defense together from the ground up, and using your body as a tool for self-critic and training.
Just The Rising Snap
Sir Martin le Harpur of Faulkbourne
Effective. Subtle. And oh, so deadly. Theory and practice of the Oldest Feint In The Book: basics of execution, timing, reading your opponent, setting the stage, and selling the goods. Assumes at least rudimentary knowledge of flat snap. Requires sword, best with board and full armour for partnered drills.
Left Handed Basics
Jarl Sir Eirik Daegarsson
Class will focus on techniques for developing skill as a left handed fighter and how to approach fighting them. Special attention will be given to defensive positioning and offensive angles. Sword, shield and helmet encouraged, but not required.
The Mental Edge: Combat Hierarchies, Flow Charts, Boyd’s Loop, and Hick’s Law
Duke Sir Conrad Breakring
Most fighters who compete at a high level within the SCA have done so by developing (whether intentionally or unintentionally) their sense of tactics. While this can be accomplished through many means, a tried and true method to speed this process is to develop a combat hierarchy (an example of a short one is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s “position before submission”). Another is the development of a flow chart (a good example of which is Hickson Gracie’s famous MMA flow chart) to facilitate tactical thinking. Both hierarchies and flow charts are strong tools and allow a fighter to maximize their assets while anticipating (and optimizing) the effect of Boyd’s Loop and Hick’s Law. Presenter will share his own tactical hierarchy (“the four Ps“) and basic flow chart and work with class members to construct their own.
The Mental Fight: Crush your opponent without swinging a sword
Duke Sir Ulsted the Unsteady
Winning a fight is not a purely physical exercise, it involves patience, awareness and mental fortitude. This class will focus on the mental aspects of the fight and how to excel at them.
Movement, Balance and Focus
Duke Sir Thorin Njallson
Class discussing Duke Thorin’s Basic Principles of Fighting and his ideas on moving from your center, maintaining balance, and fighting with focus. Required gear: sword and shield or two handed weapon. Most of the class is out of armor. Can be in armor for the end.
The One-Handed Axe
Jarl Sir Styrkarr Jarlsskald
This class will explore and explain basic attack and defense strategies of the one-handed axe with special attention to the strengths, weaknesses, and the most common mistakes made by people trying the axe. Several variations of one-handed axe will be discussed and demonstrated. The class will also include recommendations and options regarding axe construction and several examples will be present. Participants are expected to attend armored and are encouraged to bring their own axes. A small number of axes will be available for use.
Passive Shield Positioning for Success
Duke Sir UlfR Blodfotur Fallgrson
Shields can be used to defend in different ways. This class will examine a more passive shield style with focus on correct shield positioning, body movement for blocking and maintaining your field of vision by mixing shield and sword blocking. Class will be roughly 25% theory with the remainder drills to learn and reinforce the methods
Polearm
Viscount Sir Brand McClellan
Polearm use and techniques in SCA combat, by one of its premier practitioners in the SCA.
Power Generation
Sir Olen Medvedovich Ovanov
Using movement, positioning, and timing to generate power. Required Gear: Sword and shield
Power, Movement and Perception
Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix
This class teaches the Bellatrix system of power generation, movement, and perception. It includes how to generate power on initial strikes and in combinations; how to close distance, move laterally and avoid over-commitment; how to recognize and exploit openings and “tells”, and how to get into the “flow” of the fight. Armor is not required. Bring a sword and shield, or something similar. (needn’t be SCA legal)
Psychology of Fighting (Part 1)
Duke Sir Mushir Emir Abd al-Hakim ibn abd all-Rahman Shaddad al-Tomuki
Most of your fighting takes place in the mind. Whether it is conscious or subconscious your mind is the instrument that guides your physical form. This class is designed to help recognize and solve negative thinking during performance. Lack of focus, reliving past experiences, low self esteem, negative self talk, are just a few of the things that can hamper your performance and in some cases stunt development. As we explore the path of the fighting mind you will learn some of the pitfalls the conscious and subconscious mind can play on your perceptions and how it limits your ability to grow as a fighter mentally.
Psychology of Fighting (Part 2)
Duke Sir Mushir Emir Abd al-Hakim ibn abdall-Rahman Shaddad al-Tomuki
Most of your fighting takes place in the mind. Whether it is conscious or subconscious your mind is the instrument that guides your physical form. This class is designed to help recognize and solve negative thinking during performance. Lack of focus, reliving past experiences, low self esteem, negative self talk, are just a few of the things that can hamper your performance and in some cases stunt development. As we explore the path of the fighting mind you will learn some of the pitfalls the conscious and subconscious mind can play on your perceptions and how it limits your ability to grow as a fighter mentally.
Recognizing your opponents’ openings
Duke Sir Thorin Njallson
How to see and take advantage of your opponents defensive openings, seen and unseen. Required gear: sword and shield or two handed weapon. Full armor for the second hour of the class. (one can attend without armor, if desired).
Reverse Engineering a shot & Intro to Range
Master Korwyn Marius Velis Ariannaid
This is a class on teaching yourself how to throw a shot. There are a number of strategies for teaching yourself and the class explores the instructor’s favorite technique as well as other general strategies. Armor Optional
Round Shield Ways
Sir Rodrekr Ormstunga Sigmundarson
Required gear: Sword/Single hand weapon, Round shield. Full kit optional. Slow work will happen at the end. Dress to suit. Discussion to focus on: 1 – Round shield basics. 2 – Zone -vs- “man to man” defense 3 – Efficiency of motion and effort 4 – Good decisions “in the pocket” 5 – Making your shield do the work
Round Shield
Viscount Sir Kaðall Loptauga Berekson
This is a beginners class on the basics of fighting with and against center grip round shield from standing and legged positions, including offensive and defensive blocking, and the dynamics of using a shield with no corners. Please bring a round center grip shield to class.
SCA Combat: A Learning Philosphy
Duke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon
Instruction on how to approach the learning of SCA combat.
Scutums and Other Rectangular Shields
Sir Vilius Drusus Gaius ex Tribus Africanus
Principles of a dynamic defense and optimal use of a scutum (rectangular) shield. Students should bring a scutum and weapon.
Shot Mechanics
Duke Sir Ulsted the Unsteady
Sword and body mechanics for efficient non-injurious shots. Sword and shield or other offhand implement needed for practicing the mechanics. Helmet and armor if the student intends to practice the techniques against other students.
Single Hip Techniques
Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix
The class teaches the Bellatrix Single-Hip Return which allows the fighter to use combinations with full-force strikes moving from side-to-side on each count, instead of on every other count. Options and complementary techniques will be included. Armor is not required. Bring a sword and shield
Single Sword
Sir Olin Ulfredsson
Class designed to teach skills & mindset needed to improve success with single sword combat with both on-hand and off-had. Will discuss power generation, feints, footwork and flow
Slow Work Mechanics
Jarl Sir Ulfred Draumfjallr
Class Description coming soon
So You Want to Heavy Fight in the SCA
Sir Cedric Wlfraven
This class is for newer fighters “2 or 3 years or less” and anyone wanting to know more about our sport. Armor is Optional. Lots of topics will be discussed from Basic shot technique, Armor basics, sword and shield basics, to entering tournaments and wars.
Spear/Glaive
Viscount Sir Diego Rodrigues de Cordoba
In this class we will explore a few basic concepts using long pointy sticks! Glaives, spears, pole arms in general. I will cover a basic combos for pole arms, and a few good drills. We will cover pole arm vs pole arm as well as pole arm vs shield. Bring armor kids!
Stick Mechanics
Duke Sir Sean Kirkpatrick Tarragon
An explanation and demonstration of sword mechanics for SCA combat. Includes instruction for basic stance, flat-snap, leg-snap, offside head, head wrap and leg wrap. Also includes a basic pell routine involving these basic shots. Required materials: Sword
Strength & Flexibility for the Long-Term Fighter
Viscount Sir Ambrose Mavrorothakis
Stretches and exercises designed to prevent injury and extend your fighting career.
Teardrop Return
Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix
The class teaches the Bellatrix Teardrop Return, which allows a fighter the ability to use very rapid combinations of full-force strikes on the same side. Options and complementary techniques will be included. Armor is not required. Bring a sword and shield
Thinking Fighting
Jarl Sir Eirik Daegarsson & Duke Sir Ieuan Gower
By using a selection of engaging books we will explore what modern approaches to sports psychology have to offer combatants in the SCA. While the focus of the discussion will be on how these ideas can benefit heavy combatants involved in tournaments there will be plenty to offer for those interested in war or in rapier combat. This class comes with a reading list and will be discussion based; students are asked to read through a least one of the titles and consider the discussion questions prior to attending. (Additional book selections and the discussion questions to follow.) Tentative Reading List: The Tao of Jeet Kune Do – Bruce Lee; Mind Gym: An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence – Gary Mack and David Casstevens; The Way of the Fight – George Saint Pierre
Vertical Blocking
Sir Daegar Fairhair
1: Defensive stances with various shield types, including Round, Scutum and Heater. 2: Use of fulcrum points to minimize movement. 3: Attacks from vertical position including Counter Punch, Eye Slot, Combinations and Recoveries. 4: Offense against the vertical block….. or its weaknesses; Vertical throw, Double tap, Fake double cross, Deep wrap. 5: The psychology of changing guards and stances
Why do you do it that way?
Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix
This class is a discussion of the factors that should be evaluated when choosing to use a fighting technique. These are the things that should be considered when teaching, or when using the “I’ll just pick the techniques that work for me” method of building a personal arsenal. Duke Paul will moderate, and discuss the factors he uses when creating his techniques, or adding one from a different source. Bring any weapons you wish to discuss, including shields, where appropriate.
Wrap Techniques
Sir Octamasades
The technique of wrap shots for both the left handed and right handed fighter. Students are expected to bring a weapon to practice the techniques.
Wraps
Duke Sir Paul of Bellatrix
The class teaches the Bellatrix version of the “wrap”, which provides powerful wraps from various angles, while maintaining bio-mechanical safety. Options and complementary techniques will be included. Armor is not required. Bring a sword