Unarmed


Pugilism – Old English Boxing

Trainer:
Alexander Kiermayer

Description: 
Pugilism is the name for historical boxing. This workshop will focus on basic techniques and drills to develop a good foundation in this old fighting art. The principles of pugilism are very close to period fencing. Contrary to modern boxing it was allowed to grab the opponent and throw him to the ground or hit him while holding him in a chancery hold. During the workshop we will also look at this part of the art.

Most of the techniques and principles we are going to practice will be drawn from late 19th century sources.

Needed Equipment: 
Focus pads and light open-handed boxing gloves (MMA-gloves) if you happen to have some. If not your bare fists will do.

Skill level of Participants: 
Beginners welcome.


Wallerstein’s combat ringen

Trainer: 
Elias Flatscher and Špela Šalamon

Description: 
The workshop goes over selected technique chains from Codex Wallerstein, one of the most complete sources on the rough art of medieval combat wrestling. It covers wrestling techniques, joint locks, strikes and combinations thereof and is closely related to dagger fighting. The workshop focuses on the fundamentals and combinations of selected combat wrestling techniques well-suited for use against a bigger and stronger opponent, all leading to the one goal: total annihilation of the opponent.

Needed Equipment: 
None required, mouthpiece and groin protector optional

Skill level of Participants: 
You should be able to fall safely and be happy to mix it up close and personal.