University of Atlantia

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Beginning German Long Sword

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Instructor:
Vortigern Faber


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA72 February 2, 2008
Crs #:
409
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
12/∞
Room:
Course Category:
Martial Arts
Description
The purpose of this class is to teach the period style and techniques of long sword combat as it was practiced in Germany in the Middle Ages. We will look specifically at the techniques detailed in the verses of the great German fencing master Johannes Liechtenauer, and the later commentaries upon those verses by Sigmund Ringeck. These techniques will be taught as they were actually used (to the best of our knowledge) in the Middle ages. They can be integrated into both SCA rapier or armored combat. This class will focus on the basics of long sword fencing and will be an active, hands-on demonstration. Students should bring some form of practice long sword they can use during the class.
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