Fiore vs Lichtenauer, or, how to beat up your German friends.
Duration : 6 hours
Students will need a longsword training simulator of some kind, a dagger simulator, and a mask. Additional freeplay equipment is useful but not essential.
We will begin with some basic techniques and concepts from Fiore’s Art of Arms, and then apply them to Liechtenauer problems. How can a mezano counter a zwerchau? What do we do with a Zornhau Ort?
We will also look at skill development: bridging the gap between choreographical execution of the plays in the manuscripts and actually applying their lessons in a more competitive environment.
Students are encouraged to bring questions and suggestions. We will plan the content of the seminar together in the first few minutes of the seminar.